KAF Collaborates with Mondo Grosso, Release My Voice
Written by ABR on 13/09/2023
Pioneering Japanese virtual singer KAF and celebrated electronic project MONDO GROSSO have shared music video for their recently released collaborative song, My Voice.
The video for “My Voice” pushes KAF’s already cutting-edge use of tech to another level. Utilizing 3-D animation techniques, KAF adopts a “virtual human” look, finding KAF exploring a surreal city.
KAF debuted her singing career using an anime-style avatar in 2018. She’s performed at some of the country’s most celebrated venues, including a sold-out night at the historic Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. Last March, she released her third full-length album.
“My Voice” is part of KAF’s Musical Suite Collaboration, a long-running project finding the boundary-pushing virtual artist stepping out of her comfort zone to work with Japanese artists ranging from rocker Miyavi, experimental fireball Hakushi Hasegawa and left-field producer Kenmochi Hidefumi.
For the 14th installment of the series, she connects with Osawa aka MONDO GROSSO, which he’s used to blur elements of jazz, funk, house, electro and more together. For the song, Osawa lays down a dizzying electronic backdrop dappled by fragile piano notes.
Starting out in the late 1980s as a band, acclaimed producer and DJ Shinichi Osawa adopted the MONDO GROSSO name for his own blend of acid-jazz stylings with club-ready beats.
His 2017 single “Labyrinth” featuring Hikari Mitsushima became a buzzed-about hit globally via YouTube. He’s collaborated with artists such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, UA and CHAI among others.
Listen to the new song and video, here.
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