Yasutaka Nakata biography

Yasutaka Nakata

Electronica, Composer

1980 –

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Who is Yasutaka Nakata?

Yasutaka Nakata is a Japanese songwriter, music producer and DJ. He formed the group Capsule in 1997 with vocalist Toshiko Koshijima and himself as composer/producer when both were 17. They formally debuted as capsule in 2001.

Since 2003, he has been the producer for girl group Perfume. Nakata has worked with several other Japanese pop singers, including Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Ami Suzuki, SMAP and Meg, and has also remixed songs by other artists, including M-Flo and Leah Dizon. He runs his own label, Contemode, in association with Yamaha. After Towa Tei, he was the second Japanese artist to officially remix Kylie Minogue, contributing a version of her single "Get Outta My Way". He also formed Coltemonikha with singer, model and fashion designer Kate Sakai.

On July 2012, he won the "Creator" award for the "Change Maker of the Year 2012" event.

As of 1 July 2013, Nakata has yielded a total of five number-one albums, mostly under his production with Perfume and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.

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Born
Feb 6, 1980
Kanazawa
Also known as
  • 中田 ヤスタカ
  • なかた やすたか
  • Nakata Yasutaka
  • 中田 康孝
  • capsule
  • カプセル
  • Nakata, Yasutaka
Nationality
  • Japan
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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