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Foodman & Ramza + KezzardrixJP

Foodman & Ramza + Kezzardrix<sup>JP</sup>
Foodman & Ramza + KezzardrixJP

食品まつり a.k.a foodman is an electronic musician hailing from Nagoya. He began his journey with the debut album 'Shokuhin,' released in 2012 under New York's Orange Milk label. Since then, he has continued to release music through various labels both domestically and internationally, including Mad Decent and Palto Flats. During his subsequent world tours, he has performed at events such as Unsound, Boiler Room, and Low End Theory. Drawing inspiration from Chicago footwork, as well as New Age and ambient music, he is actively involved in the realm of new-generation electronic music and avant-garde.

In July 2021, he released his latest album, 'Yasuragi land,' under the UK label Hyperdub. The album received critical acclaim and was included in year-end best lists by various media outlets in Japan and abroad, including Pitchfork's 'The Best Electronic Music of 2021.' In November of this year, he released a new EP, 'Uchigawa Tankentai,' also under Hyperdub.

Ramza is a composer based in Nagoya, known for creating unique New Age beats. His musical journey began with the release of the album 'pessim' in 2017 under AUN Mute. He followed this with the release of a mini-album 'sabo' in 2019, 'GOOPY DRY REMIXES' in 2021, and in 2022, he released the 2LP 'whispering jewels.' He has been responsible for sound design in Takcom's installation 'Urban Photography - Photographers Living in the 22nd Century.' Ramza also provided the stage music for 'Cracked Pulsation,' a stage work by Shintaro Hirahara's Organworks. He has made two appearances on Boiler Room in the past.

Kezzardrix is an artist who utilizes programming and DCC (Digital Content Creation) tools to create live visuals and music videos for artists both domestically and internationally. In addition to this, he is actively involved in contemporary art forms such as stage and installation art, as well as providing support as a programmer for digital signage and application development. Kezzardrix has received prestigious recognition, including the "Award of Distinction" at Ars Electronica, and has been a part of several musical projects, including the black metal unit VMO and HEXPIXELS with Higa Satoshi. Since 2016, he has been a member of the creative space INT within HIP LAND MUSIC. He is also a part of the programmer collective backspacetokyo, which focuses on activities in the field of artistic expression.