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Kyoka

Kyoka works as a musician and composer in Berlin and Tokyo and is known for her chaotic and direct musical approach. Her ‘broken pop’ sound combines experimental elements with danceable rhythms.

Kyoka grew up in Japan and from an early age became attracted by the possibilities of using a tape recorder as a toy - cutting, editing and producing rough sounds. In 1999, she started to explore the potential of synthesizers/computers and during her stay in LA between 2004 and 2008, she enjoyed some success when her songs charted at local radio stations. In 2008, her first mini-album “ufunfunfufu” was released on the berlin-based onpa))))) label, followed by “2ufunfunfufu” in 2009 and “3ufunfunfufu” as an exclusively digital release. In 2012 she became the first woman to join the Raster Noton collective and released her first 12” EP on the label, followed by “IS (Is Superpowered)”, her first full length album.

Photo: Sylvia Steinhaeuser