Electronic drums have been making headlines in recent years, but it has been a long time since they were the first beat of choice in dance music.
Now, an entirely new electronic version of the classic Japanese percussion instrument has been released.
The Japanese electronic drum maker Kumakawa has launched an online shop called ‘Yumikumae’ to offer a wide range of new electronic sounds, including new tunes from a variety of artists.
‘Yumsikumai’ is also the name of the latest album by the legendary Japanese electronic artist Yamagata Hiroshi.
‘I’m really happy to be the first person to release an entirely Japanese version of my music.
It’s the first time I’ve released an electronic version on the market,’ Yamageta told The Sunday Times.
‘My fans and colleagues were very supportive and I’m really excited to share this new sound with the world.’
‘YUMIKUMAE’ The new album, which includes tracks by artists such as ‘Dirty Minds’ and ‘Yumi’, is available on the Japanese online shop ‘Yume’.
It is expected to be available on other digital music retailers in the near future.
‘We wanted to release a new song in a very specific way that is a bit different from previous releases,’ said Yamagta.
‘This is the first real new Japanese electronic album that we’ve released in a while.’
Yamagita and his collaborators also plan to release another electronic version, the new ‘YamaKumae’.
‘We’ve been working with different producers to create a new version of our songs,’ Yamashita said.
‘It’ll be released soon and we hope to share it with people worldwide.’
The Japanese Electronic Drum maker Kumagawa also plans to release ‘Yomi’ on its online shop.
The album will include a new tune from the ‘Yami’ group, which features the voice of singer-songwriter Yuji Nishimoto.
‘The album was created with Yomi’s song ‘Iku’ in mind, so we decided to use her voice in the new track.
We hope that people will enjoy listening to the new album,’ said Kumagawas director of development, Masaru Nakazawa.
‘Our new album will be released as a physical vinyl CD and digitally.
‘As the name suggests, this is a digital version of an old Japanese electronic instrument, which is something we haven’t done in the past.’
The album’s cover, which uses the classic ‘YAMA’ pattern, features a picture of the original Yumikumi, which Yamagatum’s team used in a prototype for the album’s artwork.
‘Kumagawa is really excited about the new version,’ said Nishimoto, who is also a founding member of the Yomi group.
‘Its hard to think of a new electronic instrument that is so simple and so easy to use, and the Kumagaws new version is one of the most simple yet, very catchy and fun ones.
‘You can easily feel the music and the rhythm of this new version, and that makes it even more fun and exciting to play.’
Yamashitas studio is located in Tokyo, Japan.
‘They’ve done such a great job with this project and they have created a completely new sound,’ Nishimoto added.
‘With this project they’ve brought out some very unique sounds that we hadn’t heard before.’
The new ‘yumikumo’ album will also feature songs from the other members of the group.
Yamagato said they were ‘delighted’ to have the music team working with them.
‘Their music is very fresh and innovative,’ he said.
Yamashits team will also release the new tracks digitally on their own online shop in Japan later this month.
‘One thing I’m proud of is that the whole team is doing such a good job and really looking after the new release, and we’re really grateful to them for the collaboration,’ Nishitas manager said.
The Kumagawan drum makers team is now looking forward to the release of ‘Yomiku’ on vinyl.
‘To celebrate our anniversary, we are going to release two vinyl versions of ‘yomiku’.’ These new releases will be available in Japan from January 11th.
‘ I am also really happy that the vinyl version is going to be released on January 11, and not in Japan,’ Yamazaki said.
‘I have to say that we are very proud to have done the album in this way, but we have to admit that it took us quite a while to get to this point.
We are really happy with how the album turned out and the quality of the music.
‘ It will be great to share with my fans the joy of being able to play this new album together with them, and also to see them enjoy it.
‘There will be many more tracks and we will release many more of our albums as