ヒゲドライバー

山口県宇部市出身。
ピコピコ音楽を武器に2000年代中期からインターネットでの活動を開始。
チップチューンというピコピコジャンルのトップミュージッシャン。
My Spaceでの日本人アーティストアクセス数1位を獲得。
フランスのJapanカルチャーを紹介する番組でも7週連続1位獲得で殿堂へ。
ニコニコ動画でも仕事の合間に息抜きで投稿したHallo Windowsという楽曲が瞬く間に100万再生を超え総合再生ランキング1位獲得。
その後アイドルへの楽曲提供及びRemix、TVアニメ楽曲の作曲、ゲームミュージックの公式Remix,BGM制作、声優楽曲のサウンドプロデュース、お笑い番組への楽曲提供、各種夏フェス出演、アーケードゲームへの楽曲提供等、幅広い活動を展開。
2013年には自らのバンド活動をしたい、MVを作りたい、という理由でクラウドファンディングにて活動費の募集を開始し、1週間かからず100万円を集め、最終的に150万へ。ソロアーティストとしては異例の速さでのノルマクリア達成。
また、イベント主催としても、現在行っているMOtOLOiD Chiptune Fes.はMTV81にも紹介され、世界への入り口作りにも貢献。
最近ではアニメ「機巧少女は傷つかない」EDテーマ回レ雪月花を作曲し、iTune、mora、アニメロ等書く配信サイトで総合チャート週間1位を軒並み獲得した。

実績:

機巧少女は傷つかないED「回レ!雪月花」全面サウンドプロデュース

平野綾3rdアルバム「FRAGMENTS」

リード楽曲「SUNDAY」サウンドプロデュース

アルカナ・ファミリア -La storia della Arcana Famiglia- EDテーマ作曲

Cheeky Parade 「C.P.U !?-ヒゲドライバー Remix 」 「チェケラ」全面サウンドプロデュース

機動戦士ガンダム EXTREME VS. FULL BOOST

「FIGHT IT OUT feat K(Pay money To my Pain)」 Remix

アフィリアサーガイースト「恋をゲームにしないで」Remix

SQ Chips 「ファイナルファンタジーIII ”バトル2”」等 Remix

Hailing from Ube-shi, Yamaguchi.

With his trademark blip blop sound as weapon he started to be active in the internet around the mid of 2000s.

A Top musician in the chiptunes scenes.

His My Space account is the most visited Japanese artiste page.

He secured his no1 spot in the France’s TV program that introduces Japanese culture, “No life” for 7 week consecutively.

He also posted one of his song “Hallo Windows” into Nico Video during his spare time while he is working, within short period of time that video has passed 1million views and stayed as no1 in total view category.

After that he starts to diversify his portfolio by writing and remixing songs for idols, TV anime, official game music, Seiyuu, BGM productions, and also provide music for comedy shows, participate in various summer music festivals, and providing music for arcade games.

Sound producer for the Anime Unbreakable Machine Doll’s ED theme song, Maware! Setsugetsuka

Sound producer for Hirano Aya’s 3rd Album “FRAGMENTS” lead song “SUNDAY”

Composer for TV Anime -La storia della Arcana Famiglia- ED theme song

Sound producer for Cheeky Parade’s 「C.P.U !?-Hige Driver Remix 」 「Chekera」

Remix for Mobile Suit Gundam EXTREME VS. FULL BOOST「FIGHT IT OUT feat K(Pay money To my Pain)」

Remix for Afilia Saga East’s Koi wo Game ni Shinaide

Remix for SQ Chips (Square Enix), Final Fantasy 3 “Battle2”

And others

In 2013, after stating his wish to start a band and create his own music video, He started a crowd funding to receive funding for his project, in less than 1 week he received more than 1 million yen of funding. The funding activities ended with 1.5 million yen received, which is a truly unseen before result for a solo artiste.

His door to international audience is opened when the MOtOLOiD Chiptune fes. is introduced by MTV81 to the world.

His hit song that is used as Unbreakable Machine Doll’s ED theme song, Maware! Setsugetsuka also topped all the weekly chart in iTune, mora and other Anime related online music distribution site.

Past works:

Sound producer for the Anime Unbreakable Machine Doll’s ED theme song, Maware! Setsugetsuka

Sound producer for Hirano Aya’s 3rd Album “FRAGMENTS” lead song “SUNDAY”

Composer for TV Anime -La storia della Arcana Famiglia- ED theme song

Sound producer for Cheeky Parade’s 「C.P.U !?-Hige Driver Remix 」 「Chekera」

Remix for Mobile Suit Gundam EXTREME VS. FULL BOOST「FIGHT IT OUT feat K(Pay money To my Pain)」

Remix for Afilia Saga East’s Koi wo Game ni Shinaide

Remix for SQ Chips (Square Enix), Final Fantasy 3 “Battle2”

And others

Né à Ube-shi, Yamaguchi, Higedriver s’est rapidement fait connaître sur Internet à partir de la moitié des années 2000, à travers notamment sa marque, blip blop sound.

Il est l’un des artistes les plus reconnus de la scène Chiptune, son compte MySpace étant même le plus visité du Japon.

Il a également acquis une importante notoriété au niveau international, et notamment auprès du public français : son titre « Ukigumo » est ainsi resté dans le top 10 des chansons J-music les plus appréciées sur la chaîne Nolife pendant plus de sept semaines ! Il a également signé le générique de l’émission toco-toco, qui lui est consacrée.

Artiste au genre unique, Higedriver s’est fait remarquer par son titre “Hallo Windows” posté sur Nico Video. Ce titre, composé sur son temps libre alors qu’il n’était pas encore professionnel, a dépassé en quelques jours le million de vues, et est resté durablement parmi les plus vues de la plateforme !

Après cette révélation, Higedriver s’est illustré dans des collaborations nombreuses et éclectiques avec de grands noms de la pop culture japonaise contemporaine : composition et remix de chansons à destination de groupe d’idols (Cheeky Parade), génériques d’animes (Mobile Suit Gundam, Unbreakable Machine Doll), musiques de jeu vidéo (Final Fantasy 3), scores de films, mais aussi collaborations avec des seiyuus parmi les plus renommés tels qu’Hirano Aya (Sunday, in « FRAGMENTS »). Le spectacle vivant l’attire également, puisqu’il a composé de nombreuses bandes-sons pour des comédies musicales ainsi que pour des festivals musicaux !

Artiste passionné voulant donner libre cours à sa liberté créative, il a lancé, en 2013, une campagne de crowdfunding, laquelle a atteint en moins d’une semaine le résultat extraordinaire d’un million de yens (soit plus de 7500€)! La campagne s’est achevée sur un résultat d’1 500 000 yens, soit plus de 10 000 euros… Du jamais vu pour un artiste solo !

Il s’attire également les faveurs du public international à l’occasion de l’album MOtOLOiD Chiptune fes., qui est introduit par MV81 auprès du grand public.

Sa chanson du moment reste sans doute le générique de fin de l’anime Unbreakable Machine Doll, Maware ! Setsugetsuka, qui s’est classée première dans les charts hebdomadaires de toutes les plates formes de distribution dédiée aux OSTs d’animation japonaises, y compris ITune et Mora.

Born in Ube-shi, Yamaguchi, Higedriver rapidly gained fame on Internet in the second half of the 2000s, through his brand, blip blop sound.

He is currently one of the most famous artists from the Chiptune scene, and his MySpace account is even the most visited of Japan.

He has also rapidly obtained a significant fame at the international level, particularly as regards French public : his song, « Ukigumo », staid in the J-music top 10 songs on Nolife TV during more than seven weeks! He also made the opening of the TV broadcast toco-toco which focuses on him.

With a unique genre, Higedriver has been remarked for his song « Hallo Windows », uploaded on Nico Video. His song, made on his spart time whereas he was not even a professional yet, spread so fast to reach the million views in a few days, being at last one of the most viewed on the platform!

Artiste au genre unique, Higedriver s’est fait remarquer par son titre “Hallo Windows” posté sur Nico Video. Ce titre, composé sur son temps libre alors qu’il n’était pas encore professionnel, a dépassé en quelques jours le million de vues, et est resté durablement parmi les plus vues de la plateforme !

After this revelation, Higedriver became renowned thanks to his numerous and various collaborations with famous names of Japanese contemporary pop culture: anime TV openings (Mobile Suit Gundam, Unbreakable Machine Doll), movie scores (Final Fantasy 3), but also collaborations with seiyuus particularly renowned such as Hirano Aya (Sunday, in “FRAGMENTS”). He is also interested in live shows, since he made the background music for music festivals and comedy shows!

Passionate artist interested in the liberty of creation, he launched, in 2013, a crowdfunding campaign, which reached in less than a week one million tens (about 7500€)! The campaigned finished, reaching 1 500 000 yens, that is to say more than 10 000€… A truly unseen result for a solo artist!

He has also gained the favours of the international public thanks to the album MOtOLOID Chiptune fesK, which is introduced by MV81 to the public.

His most popular song at the moment is without any doubt the ending of Unbreakable Machine Maware ! Setsugetsuka, which reached the first place in weekly charts of all the platforms devoted to online Japanese anime OST, including Itunes and Mora.