Funky Gong | Hard Rock Café Bali – Friday & Saturday 14 Dec – 5 Jan | The Beat Magazine

Funky Gong | Hard Rock Café Bali – Friday & Saturday 14 Dec – 5 Jan | The Beat Magazine.

Japanese musician Funky Gong has been playing guitar in bands since 1980. He tuned into the decks during the 90s and has been combining an eclectic mix of psychedelic rock and dance beats ever since. He’s back in town for a month long stint at Hard Rock Cafe Bali and the beat had the chance to pose some questions last week before his opening gig.

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1. What would you call the kind of music you play? This time I prepared a very special and new style Funky Gong rock set influenced by the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s classic rock and I play mash up electro style. Everything mixed up together! I use pioneer FX for looping, beat krush and delay filters etc… Sometimes I will play electric guitar to give a more live emotional feeling!
2. Has your music been evolving lately, morphing into some new foreign territory? Yes! I am brushing up a new Joujouka album while I am in Bali. Our sound is very new and we are planning to go on tour 2013. I am getting inspiration in Bali to work for my upcoming solo album with more tribal, bass, many rock styles, tech house, African beats and maybe 70s funk like “mixture techno”. My DJ sets include many more styles now like techno and progressive beats. I love 80s punk, new wave, metal, hip hop very much and rock n roll of course. Jeff Beck’s “What Mama Said” or Mick Jagger’s “Think” I like very much. At the moment my heavy rotation play is a techno track “Phunk  Investigation / Say Goodbye (Tomcraft Remix) / Tiger Records”.
3. You’ve played a number of times in Bali before, what were the highlights on those occasions? 66 Club with Joujouka for New Years Eve 2007 I think and a Boat Trip to the Gillis for Love Movida 2005 with 5000 Watts Sound System and F Lounge for New Years Eve and very fun underground Party 2006 with Suicide Glam organized by Mammasitta, my Manager (Massivevibrations). Oh and big Madskippers party together with Rinko, Tsuyoshi and Theo , Gibran from Jakarta and Alex Joy. Very much fun with all my friends together. One time I also played at Home Café.
4. You were playing in bands during the 80s. Then joined DJ Tsuyoshi Suzuki to form JOUJOUKA, breaking new ground in the rock/dance music world. What do you like best about the live guitar and dance beats mix you guys have come up with? We want to make images for the techno, house, electro, and trance party DJs imagining Jimi Hendrix among us! I want to give the experience! I think it’s a very very exciting situation to combine rock with dance music. I’m not Jimi Hendrix but I play Jimi Hendrix tracks sometimes to create a live atmosphere like in the old days.
5. You are going to be playing at Hard Rock Cafe for a whole month of weekends until January 5. Are you playing with the DJ or with the band? What’s it all about? I’m invited to play as a DJ this time but will play electric guitar tracks with my original music from my last album “blow”. Hope I can come back with our live five piece band Joujouka another time. Tsuyoshi misses Bali so much.
6. Can the Hard Rock crowd expect anything different from you this time around?  I have a totally new DJ style! Never been heard before. I collected so many good rock tracks from the 50s until now. Just wait and rock on with me Bali! Bali is such a good inspiration for me because it’s a very spiritual land. I meditate every day and there’s a good energy for the gigs. I am very thankful for coming to Indonesia many times.
 

 You can catch Fungky Gong Friday and Saturday nights for the next few weeks live at Hard Rock Café Bali.

Funky Gong

 

19th Anniversary @ Hard Rock Cafe Bali w/ MIYAVI LIVE & DJ Funky Gong

Hard Rock Cafe Bali 19th Anniversary featuring MIYAVI LIVE !

MIYAVI‘s official web site http://myv382tokyo.com/

MIIYAVI’s record label’s web site http://www.emimusic.jp/miyavi/

and DJ Funky Gong from Madskippers.com

Friday, 12 October 2012

Tickets a re on sale now at Hard Rock Cafe Bali

Tel: 62 361 755661

Email: customer.care@hardrockcafe-bali.com

Official Partners: Win Mild, MassiveVibrations, Johnnie Walker, San Mig Light, Rentalika, Autobagus Rent Car Official Hotel: Hard Rock Hotel Bali Official Media Partners: FHM, Trax, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Hard Rock FM Surabaya, Hard Rock Radio Bali, Phoenix FM Bali, OZ FM Bali

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Miyavi and Funky Gong Coming to Indonesia

 

Miyavi and Funky Gong Coming to Indonesia.

Miyavi and Funky Gong Coming to Indonesia Written by Wardhana, 18 September 2012 Miyavi and Funky Gong Coming to Indonesia Ekspansi musik asal negeri Sakura kian merambah Indonesia, setelah Galaxy 7, TOE dan Laruku, kali ini giliran Miyavi dan Funky Gong yang akan melakukan pementasannya di Indonesia yang direncanakan tanggal 12 Oktober di Hard Rock Cafe Bali. Namun Miyavi juga akan melakukan penampilannya di Jakarta juga pada tanggal 10 Oktober mendatang. Miyavi yang memiliki nama asli Takamasa Ishihara ini dikenal sebagai musisi solo berbakat yang memiliki keahlian bermain gitar berbeda dengan musisi lain, dengan gayanya yang unconventional dimana saat pentas menggunakan gitar elektronik (listrik) ia terbiasa untuk tidak menggunakan pick melainkan hanya dengan tangannya dan original slap style yang membuat ia sangat diperhitungkan dalam japanese music scene. Funky Gong sendiri adalah DJ dengan genre electro yang akan memeriahkan juga acara yang sekaligus menjadi anniversary party Hard Rock Cafe Bali ke-19 ini. Funky Gong dan Miyavi sendiri sebenarnya sangat senior di scene musik Jepang, Funky Gong yang aslinya bernama Minoro Tsunoda ini sudah aktif dari tahun 80an, sementara Miyavi di tahun 1999 sudah ikut dalam band alternative rock bernama Due le Quartz.

Galaxy 7

Galaxy 7.

 

Galaxy 7

I guess               you wanted                                                                                                                                                          magic carpet you ride. I got it twice before you need it. Since my crazy tunes began to scream No one can talk to me                       Maybe you will try to break me down On the day of the summer fire
I understand you don’t understand me           Do you understand                      that?
What should you                              do? I’m standing there
What should you do? I’m standing…                                      I guess you wanted to become the super crusher But I have killed             one             of             them
My cool dog “Randy” is always saying “His bone was like a worm”
Are you gonna        make my dog laugh again? I’d love to                               see my dog               laugh
You’re living in the small world There’s no sky
It’s easy                     to touch heaven’s gate What should you do?
I’m standing there                            What should you do? I’m standing…
You can’t see me…

Slowly down on the bed I’m thinking about the sunny days What was                                  gonna breaking me? What was gonna breaking me?       Two dolphins buy it in                                                                                          the sky They are smaller than my hand I close the door And                                                  I decide to sell my feeling of sadness                                                                                                                    I feel better nothing’s wrong I got to prove myself I feel better nothing’s wrong Nobody liked me Never gonna coming back I got to prove myself       Never gonna coming back                                                        No matter what happen to me Through the tunnel of memories The long journey has just begun I spoke too much in the sky                                                                                                                                                                                            I’ve never spoken too much like that before Nothing’s gonna change my way I got to prove myself Nothing’s gonna change my world Nobody liked me                                                                                                 Never gonna coming back I got to prove myself Never gonna coming back No matter what happen… Going to the place where I never die Am I                               disappearing?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Going to the place                                                                                                                                                where I never die Will I disappear?

Galaxy7

Galaxy7.

Daisuke Tsutsui has worked with major record label as songwriter, composer, vocalist etc and after disbandment of the group and the band, he started his solo project “Galaxy 7″ in 2008. Tsutsui does songwriting, composing, arrangement, producing, programming, singing, playing instruments, and performance all by himself and his music is written under the consistent concept with catchy melodies and edgy tracks. He breaks new ground in electro-rock with music that people can sing to, dance to, and listen to, gaining attention from core fans for his world view of music like no other. Tsutsui’s unique style of deejaying + singing has successfully integrated dance music with live performance and his performance with the band also has been noted. His stage is visually entertaining with collaborations with artists such as Kabuki actor and martial artists. He has also been drawing attention from overseas, performing as guest artist for London’s band contest “Battle of The Bands”.

He has been chosen as New Artist of 2006 for Madrid’s FM radio station “Radio Circulo(100.4 FM)” His performance in New York and France tour in spring of 2010 recieved well reputation, and was chosen as a winner for BEST ELECTRO/DANCE SONG in AVIMA 2010 MUSIC AWARD. On April 2010, his performance at the main stage in the biggest South East Rock Festival “Java Rockin’ Land” recieved well reputation. He released his first album “Your Magic Doesn’t Work Anymore” on December 2010. He performed at Japan Expo Sud in Marseille (France) on February 2011.