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Latest album "Guitarhythm VI"

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Guitarhythm VI is the 6th edition of Hotei’s famous guitar album series, the first for almost 11 years and was released worldwide on 29th May 2019. Largely self written and produced, it involved writing and production sessions in London, Tokyo and Milan between summer 2018 and Spring  2019. The album features several collaborations including Makoto Takahashi and Tsunematsu Matsui, on drums and bass respectively, from Hotei’s original band BOOWY, on “Thanks A Lot”; the first time they have collaborated in over 30 years. Japanese rock band Man With A Mission on “Give It To The Universe”; and Japanese experimental musician and producer Cornelius on “Clone”, which also features Mike Garson, best known for his keyboard work with David Bowie. Andrew Hale from Sade’s band co-wrote and co-produced “Calling You, Calling Me” and Tomasso Colliva from Milan co-wrote and produced two tracks – “Freedom in the Dark” and “Tracker”.

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“Freedom in The Dark” video / “Guitarhythm VI Reprise” release

December 4, 2019

“Freedom in The Dark” video / “Guitarhythm VI Reprise” release

Hotei today revealed a preview of his latest official music video today, for “Freedom in The Dark”, a song taken from his latest album Guitarhythm VI, which is currently being used for a Daihatsu car advert in Japan. The music video has been made in conjunction with Daihatsu and features the “Rocky” model. You can […]...

Diahatsu “Rocky” car TV advert feat. “Freedom in The Dark”

November 15, 2019

Diahatsu “Rocky” car TV advert feat. “Freedom in The Dark”

Hotei’s song “Freedom in The Dark” from his latest album “Guitarhythm VI”  features in the latest TV advert in Japan from Diahatsu for its Rocky SUV.  You can watch the advert here...

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those who hasn't had a chance to see me perform this song live, check this out! Yes, it is not a cover ;) https://t.co/6QMNleN9ls

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