The Beat Makers

  • 2013
  • Hewlett Packard Japan

Video Production, Music Production

JKD produced a music documentary film featuring three beat-makers–DJ Mitsu the Beats, Olive Oil, and DJ Uppercut feat. Chinza Dopeness–who are pushing boundaries in the Japanese music scene. This film captures the essence of their creative process and the inspiration behind their beat making. The film was produced to promote the “Slate 7,” a music-focussed tablet by Hewlett Packard.

A teaser video was released on YouTube, and the full-length version along with a sophisticated application developed by the programming unit called Hive, a spin-off from Team Lab, was displayed in retail stores.

  • Director
    Kosai Sekine
  • Director of Photography
    Senzo Ueno
  • Producers
    Bruce Ikeda
    Toshiyuki Takei
  • Editor
    Ryuichi Hasegawa
  • Production Manager
    Yoshinari Hama
  • Music Artists
    DJ Mitsu the Beats
    Olive Oil
    DJ Uppecrut feat.
    Chinza Dopeness
  • Title Design / Animation
    Shane Lester
  • Application Developers
    Kunihisa Mochizuki (hive)
    Hirofumi Kawakita (hive)
  • App Interface Designer
    Will Goodan
  • Agency
  • Production Companies
    JKD Collective