AJ UNITY feat RYOMA
RELEASE PERIOD: March 28th 2016
GENRE: Chill Out, Electronica
LABEL: Nana Records
“AJ Unity feat.Ryoma.” NEW Album “J”
AJ UNITY are back, this time with one of Japan’s best kept secrets, violinst Ryoma. Their haunting music is a unique blend of Japanese traditional music and Western pop music.
Traditional Japanese instruments complete this innovative and magical set piece. AJ Unity aim to think outside the box, to freely express important aspects of being human, such as strength and showing kindness towards others.
Naomi Suzuki is one of the best known Japanese singers in the UK, lending her unique oriental vocal talents to this special performance. Austrian newcomer Philipp Moll, Naomi’s long term collaborator, is AJ UNITYs other half. The two met in Central London and hit it off right away when they first worked on Naomi’s solo project. Now the two are back, to follow up their internationally acclaimed 2010 debut. Violinist Ryoma is a highly reputable and talented up-and-coming Japanese violinist, who joins forces with AJ UNITY for the first time. Original idea came from Ryoma’s Band Called “ Ryoma Quartet”. For this release, AJ UNITY contracted Norwegian talent Håkon Holmås as producer.
AJ UNITY CLIMBED TO #14* ON FMQB’S AC CHART WITH THEIR DREAMY DEBUT SINGLE ‘JUPITER’
International duo AJ Unity <http://www.ajunity.com/> continues to climb to the top of the FMQB Adult Contemporary radio chart with their hypnotic, dreamy single “Jupiter <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M216_ugrAiA> ” (produced by Norwegian Rune Langhelle) from their debut album Sweet Roses, taking the #14 (with a bullet) spot. Their latest position puts them in company with music greats like Adel
e, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars and Coldplay. The radio campaign for “Jupiter”, which reached the No. 14 position in 2011, was helmed by a US Promotion company. The track also spent several weeks at #1 on the Top 20 chart of Kings of Spins – a popular tastemaker website that tracks and markets dance, urban, rock, acid jazz and other related genres.
Naomi Suzuki, a model, actress, singer, presenter, producer and songwriter who recently reached #12 on the UK Club charts with a solo recording, is from Japan. While music fans know her voice from her dance music or the theme songs she sings for Japanese animé shows, film buffs may recognize her from her memorable nude scene as Hugh Grant’s girlfriend in “Bridget Jones’s Diary!” Naomi is the best-known Japanese singer in Europe.
Philipp Moll is Austrian-born and and studied music in Munich and at Paul McCartney’s Institute for Performing Arts in Liverpool, as well as at the Royal Northern College Of Music Manchester. Having had a homebase in the UK for over a decade, he was signed by Universal UK as a session bass player and toured worldwide and supported artists like Jamie Cullum, Simply Red and k.d. lang, He currently lives in Berne, Switzerland.
There is also a powerful spiritual component to AJ Unity’s music: a desire to help and inspire people in need. Chief among their current goals is to use their music to spread the word about the needs and struggles of the survivors of the March 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami—and to encourage people to continue to donate to aid funds.