J-pop performer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s 2012 single “Candy Candy” helped make the Harajuku artist the face of Japanese pop culture globally in the 2010s and shaped the sugary side of electronic music in the decade after.
One creator inspired by that song is France-born, Tokyo-based Moe Shop, who has made a name for themselves blending the club-ready sounds of their home country with the rainbow-bright melodies of Japan. The two officially cross paths with Moe Shop’s official remix of “Candy Candy,” now available on all major platforms ahead of the pair touring North America this May.
Only the second official remix of a Kyary Pamyu Pamyu song to date, Moe Shop adds an electro shell and disco taste to the song while retaining the sticky vocals that helped make it a hit in the first place. It’s a significant milestone for Moe Shop, and a new angle on a familiar hit from the J-pop star.
Moe Shop joins Kyary Pamyu Pamyu on the North American leg of her WORLD TOUR 2023 – POPPP – this May, opening shows in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. It’s a chance to see one of J-pop’s most influential artists alongside a creator heavily inspired by her music.
Stream “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Candy Candy (Moe Shop Remix)”
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu And Moe Shop U.S. Tour Dates:
May 15 — New York at Webster Hall
May 17 — Los Angeles at The Novo
May 19 — Chicago at Anime Central
Moe Shop x Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Special YouTube Live Talk Event
Ahead of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s North America tour, and just after the release of Moe Shop’s remix of “Candy Candy,” Moe Shop and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be taking over YouTube Live with a special one-on-one discussion about the two musicians.
About Kyary Pamyu Pamyu:
A Harajuku blogger-turned-model-turned-pop-star, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu charmed listeners in her native Japan and around the world with her 2011 debut single “PonPonPon.” She became J-pop’s ambassador to the world in the 2010s, performing all around the world, including at the 2022 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
About Moe Shop:
Born in France, electronic producer Moe Shop first attracted attention as a foundational part of the online-centric “future funk” community before branching out to create their own French-touch-inspired electro cuts. Now based in Japan, Moe Shop helps bridge the country’s dance scene to the greater world by collaborating with local Japanese creators.