"Have you ever smelled love?
Smells like wet metal on a bed of honey.
Smells like sex in a zipped-up tent.
Smells like chocolate.
And what does love sound like?
Sounds like Prototokyo.
When I first heard these bards – over at some optimistic sake - hop in Okinawa G - I thought: 'I guess music don't ever end.' Their sound is unique, tender, flirtatious. It's the ultimate soul-mash-up and get this: It comes from the future. Yes, that's right. Prototokyo’s from a time period when then is now. A time after time. And thanks to a little thing called intervallic collapse, they’ve brought the party to their all-time favorite year: 2005. Take a good whiff, my distant friends, and say hello to the Love Regime."
-- John Coltrane XI, “Reboot Orchestra,” 2222
But you don't have to take Coltrane's word for it. Just listen. This two-man outfit uses spaced-out hip hop beats, crazed grooves, and old school soul vocals to create their new, "retro-electronic R&B" sound. Simultaneously throwback and flash forward, Prototokyo is tight, catchy and nassty.
And it all starts on stage: The Protoshow combines electronic grooves and live instrumentation with tight dance routines andaudience participation. The result is a high-energy, funny and relentlessly positive vibe. Most recently, a Protoshow helped encourage a crowd member to profess his five-year secret love to his best friend. That night, they went home together and made sweet love...
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