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Ora and Monstercat Silk Presents 700 Episode Showcase at Ora with Shingo Makamura and Jacob Henry 
  
       Support from Web and Johnny Monsoon
Date: Friday May 12- 2023
Time: 9pm-2am



Monstercat Silk is thrilled to celebrate the 700th episode of our weekly radio show & podcast, Monstercat Silk Showcase, featuring two back-to-back nights of melodic house & progressive! We will be joined by Tokyo-based phenom and Monstercat Silk label leader Shingo Nakamura (Seattle debut) on Friday, May 12th, and iconic label muse and contributor BT on Saturday, May 13th. Monstercat Silk Showcase radio show founder/co-host and Silk Lead A&R Jacob Henry will be providing direct support for Shingo on the 12th, with Shingo himself delivering a special deep set in direct support of BT on the 13th. We are also thrilled to have our friends and two of Seattle's finest, WEB x Johnny Monsoon, opening up both nights with special B2B sets.


Join us for this milestone event!


Friday, May 12th

12-close: Shingo Nakamura

10-12: Jacob Henry

9-10:30: WEB x Johnny Monsoon (B2B)


Saturday, May 13th

12-close: BT

10:30-12: Shingo Nakamura (Deep Set)

9-10:30: WEB x Johnny Monsoon (B2B)


"Emotions Into Sound."

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SHINGO NAKAMURA

“Nakamura is known for expansive, consistently anthemic and often cathartic productions that blend classical piano with the genre’s soaring emotional punch.” - Billboard

SHINGO NAKAMURA

“Nakamura is known for expansive, consistently anthemic and often cathartic productions that blend classical piano with the genre’s soaring emotional punch.” - Billboard


Tokyo-based Shingo Nakamura has developed an iconic melodic house style that has reached every corner of the music scene. He is one of the marquee artists on Monstercat Silk, one of the largest electronic labels in  North America and DJ Mag nominee for "Best Label" in 2022.  He has also released on fellow leading electronic imprints Anjunadeep, Armada, and Colorize.


Considered a global leader of the Melodic House and Progressive House genres, Shingo has received official creative, social, and radio support from legends in the space like Grammy-nominated producer BT,  Armin van Buuren, Ilan Bluestone, Above & Beyond, Chicane, and Paul Oakenfold, and has received rave reviews in DJ Mag, including  several featured “Top 10” columns. His four ‘Best Of Shingo Nakamura’ YouTube compilations have generated more than 10 million views and he has played shows at revered venues such as Tokyo’s WOMB, which draws thousands of fans. 

His accolades to date include several #1 most-streamed tracks on SiriusXM Chill, various #1 releases on Beatport's Progressive House and Trance Release Charts, support on Spotify’s Chill Tracks (3M+ followers) and Apple Music’s Chill House playlists, features from the likes of Billboard, Forbes, Dancing Astronaut, Mixmag Asia, and Beatportal, and guest mixes on two of the world’s leading dance music radio shows & podcasts: Armin van Buuren’s “A State of Trance” and Above & Beyond’s “Group Therapy.” 


With over 200k monthly listeners on Spotify, Shingo has cemented himself as one of the world’s leading talents in the melodic and progressive house space. As further proof of his respected artistry across the music industry, Shingo was recently selected as one of just several acclaimed electronic music artists to help launch Spotify’s new ‘DJ Mixes’ global initiative. In addition to consistent releases on Monstercat Silk this year, Shingo looks forward to continuing to perform throughout Japan, as well as upcoming gigs in the USA, Belgium (Tomorrowland), and returning to Amsterdam Dance Event later this year.





PRESS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

35 million Spotify streams & 2.55 million unique listeners

The #1 most-streamed tracks on SiriusXM Chill in separate weeks during 2021

#1 hit on Beatport's Progressive House Release Chart

Best of Shingo Nakamura YouTube series alone has received 10M+ streams to date

Spotify’s Chill Tracks playlist (3M+ followers) and Apple Music’s Chill House playlist support

Features from the likes of Billboard, Forbes, Dancing Astronaut, Mixmag Asia, and Beatportal

Guest mixes on two of the world’s leading shows: Armin van Buuren’s “A State of Trance” and Above & Beyond’s “Group Therapy”

One of just a handful of internationally recognized artists who were selected to help launch Spotify’s new ‘DJ Mixes” initiative

Between  50K and 100K unique searches of his name on YouTube, on a monthly basis


“Nakamura stuns audiences with his organic, elated, airy, dreamy and celestial sound” - Forbes


SiriusXM Chill

 

Tokyo-based Shingo Nakamura has developed an iconic melodic house style that has reached every corner of the music scene. He is one of the marquee artists on Monstercat Silk, one of the largest electronic labels in  North America and DJ Mag nominee for "Best Label" in 2022.  He has alntinuing to perform throughout Japan, as well as upcoming gigs in the














GUEST MIXES

Guest mixes are when a big name DJ and producer curates and performs music for radio stations. They are also put on YouTube. Shingo has done guest mixes for the biggest shows and radio companies in the world.


GROUP THERAPY

Guest Mix for Above & Beyonds "Group Therapy" Radio Show, recorded and produced weekly in London, England, and syndicated to 50M+ estimated global listeners.








A State of Trance

Guest Mix for Armin van "A StaBuuren's te of Trance" Radio Show, recorded and produced weekly in Amsterdam, Holland and syndicated to 50M+ estimated global listeners.




SiriusXM Chill

Guest Mixes for SiriusXM’s premiere electronic channel, SiriusXm Chill. Frequently a top artist and performer on the channel.


CONTACT

nick@4thlevelgroup.com
michael@4thlevelgroup.com




Shingo Nakamura on the front page of Beatport, the largest DJ store in the world




   35 million      The #1 most-streamed tracks on SiriusXM Chill in separate weeks during 2021

 Jacob Henry
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Jacob Henry, who was born in Philadelphia and currently resides in Los Angeles, is the Lead A&R of Monstercat Silk, formerly known as Silk Music (2008-2021). In February 2021, Vancouver and Los Angeles-based label Monstercat officially announced its acquisition of Silk Music and formation of the Monstercat Silk brand, under Jacob's direction. In 2022, Monstercat Silk received the Best Label nomination from DJ Mag and launched several branded playlists on leading global meditation app Calm, as well as a label showcase at Amsterdam Dance Event.

 

Jacob has been DJ’ing throughout the United States and beyond since 2000 and composing original electronic music since 2009. Highlights of Jacob’s discography include the poignant melodic house offerings "Hopeful Romantic” and "Yesterday's Tears" (w/ Approaching Black), as well as the more anthemic “Serengeti" (w/ Coastal) and affecting "Words Unspoken," a collaboration with global melodic & progressive house leader Shingo Nakamura.

 

Jacob's productions and compilation series have received radio support from the likes of Above & Beyond and Armin van Buuren and have been featured in the pages of both DJ Mag and Mixmag. On behalf of Silk, Jacob appeared as the featured guest on episode #124 of Above & Beyond's acclaimed "Group Therapy" radio show.

 

Jacob is the founder and co-host of Monstercat Silk's weekly radio show, Monstercat Silk Showcase. The show is now a Top 100 global iTunes podcast and can be heard on all major streaming services and podcasting platforms.

 
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