Jaguar No Me was created in 2016 in Berlin while Taishi was the bassist for the band Fat White Family. During that period, Taishi wrote some tracks for Fat White Family, but they were not used for their next album. Since he still liked the tracks, he decided to start his own band. The music he wrote is greatly influenced by Japanese Kayo (Japanese Pop from 60-80s), which also plays a role in Taishi’s DJ project DJ ONONiiONIONIION (a J-pop vinyl DJ). This type of music is totally new to anybody in Europe and even Japan.
Currently more of Japanese Pop/traditional influence has been gained by the joining of the Shamisen player (Japanese traditional instrument) Shiomi Kawaguchi. Now the band is starting to explore the deeper concept of new Japanese Music, including traditional elements as well as experimental music on the top of J-Pop. Additionally they bring a strong performance with a But oh influence and the mixture of traditional / Pop / Superhero Music which is lots of fun for all types of audiences.
What Are People For? To make the perfect kind of dystopic dance music for our times. Born from a collaboration between artist Anna McCarthy and musician/producer Manuela Rzytki, the band could be the illicit lovechild of Tom Tom Club and Throbbing Gristle, displaying the ideal balance of hip shaking vibes and dark provocative content. Read More
Jaguar No Me + What Are People For?
Thursday, 9.2.2023 | Doors 19:30 CET
Marie-Antoinette, Bogen 47, Holzmarktstraße 15-18, 10179 Berlin