July 2013

Diana Yukawa Expands Live Bookings Team

July 18, 2013 07:16

Following busy activity and interest after Diana’s EP release, the London based Songwriter and Violinist is thrilled to have teamed up with two new live booking agencies.

Primary Talent are looking after Diana live performance activities for UK and Europe, whilst Lassu Inc are representing the violinist and songwriter’s live activities in Mexico, Central and South America.

Primary Talent international is one of the foremost contemporary music booking agencies in Europe. Senior agent Steve Backman has a great interest in Diana and her revolutionary sound and is well placed to introduce this sound to his network.

Formed in 1990 as the result of a merger between two existing agencies - Station Agency and World Service, Primary was established on the basis that being a big agency, far from being a problem, could be a real benefit to everyone as long as the ratio of individual agents remained unchanged and the personal style of working - for which UK agencies are famous - was not only maintained but increased.

Since the very beginning, Primary has prided itself on the wide and ever increasing spectrum of musical styles and nationalities that its roster encompasses. It has a deserved reputation around the world not only for the quality of its artists but also for setting high standards of technical output and innovation.

Diana is also extremely excited to announce the growth of her team, on the other side of the pond. Lassu Inc is officially representing Diana Yukawa’s live activities in Mexico, South and Central America. The company’s president, Emma Salamanca is driving Diana’s activities in the territory and is very excited to be working with the revolutionary talent.

With over 15 years experience booking and producing shows and events of all kinds, LASSU-INC is a strong partner for Diana, exposing the Violinists sound in this exciting region.

Live performance is a very important and exciting aspect of Diana’s creative endeavours and so she is thrilled to have extended the team on this front. Diana comments “This is of course a strategic decision but also something very close to my heart - I am extremely excited to see what the future holds with our new partners”.

UK and Europe:
Primary Talent
Steve Backman - stevebackman@primarytalent.com

Mexico, Central and South America:
Emma Salamanca - e.salamanca@lassu-inc.com

Violinist Diana Yukawa Website

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Diana's Music in Teton Gravity Ski Competition

July 18, 2013 07:13

A track from Diana Yukawa’s latest EP, “Finding the Parallel” has been used as the soundtrack for a video in competition for cutting edge Film and Apparel maker; Teton Gravity.

Watch and/or vote for the video here.

The video producers 4BI9 Media and Dale Talkington teamed up to put together a video from the streets as well as the backcountry in Utah, USA using Diana’s track “Juno” as the soundscape for the piece which is in competition.

The track fused together seamlessly with the edgy, high impact visuals created by 4BI9 Media and the immensely talented Dale Talkington – often described as one of the Stylish Skiers in the game.

“What really caught our attention with the song Juno was its very distinctive sound and style. We felt that the amazing violin work combined with a more modern backbeat element, which was definitely a very different sound from anything else we had heard before, would provide as a great soundtrack for this piece. Also, I would say that one other aspect that really sparked an interest in using Juno for this video was that its varying pace and tempo throughout” comments AJ of 4BI9.

AJ continues “When putting a video together we find it to be important to make sure that you vary how and at what pace the visuals are presented in order to keep the attention of the audience. The progression of this song from beginning to end allowed us to present the different aspects of Dale's past season in a way that we felt would keep it from getting repetitive”.

The competition, “Co-Lab” is an open source freeskiing project created around the new generation of athletes and filmmakers. Skiers upload their Winter 2012/13 edits to TetonGravity.com, users will vote for the top 18, and an industry panel will select three Wild Cards. Those Top 21 athletes will then cast their own votes, in order of preference from most favourite to least favourite. The results from the Top 21 will determine the overall winner.

In the years that followed Diana's last album release with Sony Music, the Songwriter and Violinist has been working hard to establish her signature sound. The music and the artist can only really be described as simply revolutionary and refreshing. Diana feel’s that her latest EP has truly captured the sound she has been striving for.

The EP “Finding the Parallel” which includes the track “Juno” used in the aforementioned video can be purchased on iTunes.

Diana and her team would like to wish the 4BI9 Media and Dale Talkington the best of luck with the competition.

Violinist Diana Yukawa Website

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