Hi, everyone! I’m Sleepwell.
This is my first article.
In fact, I am a Beat-maker and DJ, myself.
I hope to share some news about my own work as well.
It’s getting hot and summerly in Japan. Some of you might be having difficulty adjusting this sudden heatwave. I would like to introduce you an artist(under an indie label PEEPSEVERYDAY) whose music might help you get relaxed.
His name is Monkeypunks.
The artist name came from a song by Zilch formed by Hide from X JAPAN, “SPACE MONKEY PUNKS FROM JAPAN “ . Different from the inspiration source, he is more like a Hiphop/beat music artist based in Tokyo with a variety of samples from different genres. His charm is in a word, “Emotional”.
This song’s smoky distorted sound over the beautiful melody reminded me of “Urban Life”, meaning “Life in Tokyo”. A city where everybody comes to with hopes and dreams mixed up with beauty and fragility. He might be one of those people who came to Tokyo to chase his dream.
One of my favorites is a remix version of Campanella, a Japanese rapper.
This somewhat-bluesiness is his style. The repetition of the line “OpenYour Mind” stings my heart. I think I like this remix better then the original.
— Monkeypunks (@monkeypunks_tkr) April 6, 2014
Those heartbreaking moments in life are, to him, precious moments of life. How about listening to his track at the end of the day to taste your day even more.