CREAM is a newly formed mainstream group, formed by singer song writer, Minami and rapper/track-maker, Staxx T. Their sound is a fusion of POP, EDM, HIP-HOP also known as “NEW J-POP”.
CREAM receives popular support for their DIY YouTube channel “CREAM VISION”, where they upload original songs, behind the scene & live footage as well as a wide variety of covers in Japanese. CREAM VISION has racked up over 70,000 subscribers and recorded a total of over 23 million views, which continues to grow daily.They usually work together as a unit but flaunts their individual talents, writing lyrics and composing music for various artists including, m-flo, Namie Amuro, BoA, V6, JASMINE, etc.
On January 23, they achieved as many as 20 power-plays nation-wide with the 11 tie-ups with TV, satellite broadcasting, and radio tie-ups. Lead single, “ Shooting Star” , was ranked No.1 on the USEN HIT J-POP, while their debut album, “ DREAMIN’ ” obtained No.1 on the iTunes Top Song Chart.
On July 17, 2013, a summer anthem single, “ Wonderland” , which beautifully incorporates EDM, was released. CREAM performed in 11 nationwide summer music festivals, such as SUMMER SONIC, TOKAI SUMMIT, Sunset Live. On November 27, CREAM released their 2nd single, a a mid tempo ballad titled, “ Beautiful” . They successfully held 100 live performances in year.
In April, 2014, “ #nofilter” , the 2nd album is released.
Staxx T – Rapper / Track-Maker “T’Z BEATZ”
Staxx T was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. He started playing the piano at a very young age and due to the influence of his parents he grew up listening to soul music. Staxx T first came in contact with Hip Hop at the age of 15. Soon after, he started to self-produce songs and was featured in Hip Hop fashion magazine “TIGHT”. Apart from music, Staxx T modeled for Hip Hop fashion magazines such as “411”.
In 2005, he entered a live battle contest, hosted/sponsored by DJ MASTERKEY/ Coca Cola and won No.1 in the MC/Vocal department. His talent as a lyricist is highly acknowledged as he was offered to write lyrics for a wide variety of artists including TERIYAKI BOYZ®, V6, m-flo, etc.
Minami – Singer/ Song Writer
Minami was born in Hong Kong and raised in Kobe, Japan. Minami is bilingual and speaks both English and Japanese. Minami’s career as a song writer began when she received an offer from VERBAL (m-flo), who at the time was producing BoA’s single, “BUMP BUMP! feat. VERBAL (m-flo)”.
She took that opportunity to develop her skill as a song writer and continues to write for a wide variety of artists including Kylie Minogue, m-flo, Namie Amuro, BoA, etc. Minami was also featured as a composer and vocalist by the TERIYAKI BOYZ® and m-flo.
Here’s a Video Message from CREAM for Singapore ! Catch their LIVE performance on 22nd May 2014 (Thursday), JAPAN NIGHT in Music Matters 2014
Date: 22nd May 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 8pm onwards
Venue: Fountain Stage, Clarke Quay
Artist Line-up: Naoto Inti Raymi, CREAM, THE ORAL CIGARETTES
*Free outdoor event
CREAM Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creamofficial/info