Producer/DJ duo ANIMAL HACK
released a new digital single titled DIVE
on February 5th.
The song is a collaboration with up-and-coming singer-songwriter okkaaa
, who provided the vocals and co-wrote the music and lyrics. It is said to be a modern R&B/dance track combining a dense, heavy rhythm section and a variety of synths.
Links to download or stream the track on various digital music platforms are available here
Based in Tokyo, ANIMAL HACK
consists of producers MASAtO
. Since appearing on the scene in 2016, they have been crafting catchy electronic-based dance music influenced by their cultural and personal backgrounds, as
well as life in the age of social media and music streaming.
Their music has been well received on streaming platforms. Their song Franny
was selected by Apple as the theme song for their Shibuya branch renewal ad. Following this, Pressure
was chosen as one of Apple Music Japan’s
“100 best songs in the world representing 2018”. In addition to creating their own original tracks, ANIMAL HACK
have also produced works for artists such as 4s4ki
, and they curate their own artwork and concepts to deliver a consistent level of quality in their visuals as well.
is a young artist that has also begun to make waves on streaming platforms like Spotify. Influenced by artists such as Daniel Caesar
, Hikaru Utada
and writer Haruki Murakami
, as well as genres like gospel and hip-hop, he has attracted attention for his sophisticated, mellow sound and gentle voice. He takes a DIY approach to his works,
creating not just his own songs, but also his own music videos, jacket art and website content.
The MV for DIVE (feat. okkaaa)
can be viewed below.