The 6th JawS Detonation

 

Ten seconds into the chorus of his single ‘The 6th JawS Detonation’ and you'll be nodding your head. With an infectious lyrical style and sublime hook, the world beat artist known as The 6th JawS Detonation seems poised to vault straight up the charts.

Tokyo, Japan native The 6th JawS Detonation’s love of music runs deep. It shows in his unswerving movement towards his dream of world beat stardom and in his award-winning work that has compelled the critics to rave: ‘The 6th JawS Detonation is one of the few artists that can actually make synth vocals work with a rock backing, and this eponymous album is the addictive result.’ Unlike many of his contemporary artists, however, The 6th JawS Detonation has an edge. His music combines a flawless vocal stylings with evocative rhythmic elements. Coupled with original lyrics and a memorable hook, his new single ‘The 6th JawS Detonation’ is attracting fans across the globe. Recently, reporter Blake Wright caught up with this intriguing artist to find out more about his musical inspiration and plans for the future.

BLAKE: Let's just get this out in the open- What is the craziest thing that has happened to you in your music career?
THE 6TH JAWS DETONATION: Craziest?...if it means "greatest" my first album got the Akademia award and now this interview. I thought my music was just a small hobby. Better to say my music career has just begun!

BLAKE: Your song’The 6th JawS Detonation’is receiving a positive listener response on radio. What was your initial reaction when you first heard your song playing on radio?
THE 6TH JAWS DETONATION: I just couldn't stop yelling "Yes! Yes! Yes!" And the greatest joy was to know I was right to make songs in English, though not a native speaker. My song has gone abroad while I'm still in Tokyo!

BLAKE: What was the inspiration behind your debut radio single?
THE 6TH JAWS DETONATION: In my childhood, the first recognition that I couldn't do what I was told well, while other kids could easily. Through self-questioning for many years, I got that everyone is unique. Then yeah, "Doesn't Matter"!

BLAKE: It is often said that great art arises from difficult experience. Is there something in your life experience thus far that you would describe as the ‘catalyst’ or ‘fuel’ for your desire to create music?
THE 6TH JAWS DETONATION: Yes, I have one not only for creating music but also for my sense of value itself. It was my father's death more than 2 decades ago. I saw he was like dry timber on the bed, turned to small pieces of bones and ash after the cremation. As I was the only son, I felt like I saw my far future and my turn would be next. I don't mean I was obsessed by death like a horror movie, but only determined to go only my way as long as I was alive..."Now or Never!"

BLAKE: How would you characterize yourself as an artist/musician? (Ex. Down-to-earth, serious, fun-loving, complicated…)
THE 6TH JAWS DETONATION: I smile like Charlie Brown, but am a little sarcastic, dry, maniac inside...:) Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez-like sense of humor.

 

BLAKE: What has your experience been like working with the other people on your team?
THE 6TH JAWS DETONATION: Actually I've been working alone, it's been a personal small hobby for myself. But some ideas that uplifted me have come from communication with my friends and colleagues. They are my great allies!

BLAKE: Did you come from a musical background? Are there other musicians in your family?
THE 6TH JAWS DETONATION: No, I just learned design generally at art university. But I hugely loved to listen to music since my childhood. My great grandfather "Rokushiro Uehara" was like one of the pioneers for teaching music in Japan about 130 years ago. I hope his sense remains in my gene.

BLAKE: What do you find most rewarding about being an artist? What do you find most challenging?
THE 6TH JAWS DETONATION: Rewarding...The moment of catching an inspiration and the process of forming a figure. Challenging...Being the only one to judge my style.

BLAKE: Who are your role models in music?
THE 6TH JAWS DETONATION: Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Limp Bizkit, Disturbed, EMINEM, Jimi Hendrix, Kaori Kawamura, and Noodles!

BLAKE: Describe your best or most memorable performance.
THE 6TH JAWS DETONATION: Currently my music is only for recording, but I had performance several times at an art gallery party event, My guitarist friend played freaky improvisation joined by my maniac sampling DJ play. Our theme was "Heaven and Hell". When he played like hell I layered in heavenly sound then switched the styles from time to time, or went together into hell or heaven. Imaginative abstract sound fit with the art gallery. That memory still remains in first place.

BLAKE: What advice would you give to young, aspiring artists out there who are unsure and need guidance?
THE 6TH JAWS DETONATION: Ah...I may be just a big boy wandering around yet! If I say, "Read, listen, talk a lot. Anything you collect within yourself leads your own unique inspiration."

BLAKE: What's next for you as an artist? Is there a new single in the works? If so, what can you tell us about it?
THE 6TH JAWS DETONATION: I've started to study with the pro guitarist( Mr.Travis White at Travis Music Academy) for better expression, because my self-learned guitar play was so rough and stiff! Also, I'm already preparing for the second album. I hope to make it sound heavy, groovy, funky topped with cool Vocaloid(Zero-G, SONIKA).

BLAKE: Thank you for taking time out to speak with me. I wish you much continued success!

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