TOKYO MACHINE is the result of a personality Japanese culture and video games colliding head-on with energetic, bombastic EDM beats. TOKYO MACHINE has quickly grown to become one of the most recognizable personas in dance music, DJing on some of the scene’s most coveted stages and garnering millions upon millions of streams. TOKYO MACHINE mysteriously emerged onto the scene in July of 2016 with the chiptune-infused bass house slapper "PARTY", which increased the attention of Monstercat fanatics and blogs alike. The producer quickly followed up on the success of "PARTY" with equally wild singles throughout the remainder of the year, including the viral breakbeat slammer "FIGHT".


TOKYO MACHINE is a moniker with a unique brand of EDM that combines endearing Japan-infused 8-bit sounds with fierce, heavy basslines. He is a recurring and outstanding Monstercat artist. He first debuted with PARTY, which was released on July 22, 2016 and appears as the thirteenth track on Monstercat 028 - Uproar. He is always seen with his signature mask on. His music has won him millions of plays, featurings in video games and TV, thousands of die hard fans all over the earth and the support from the likes of Tiësto, Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Dillon Francis, Afrojack, Slushii, Herobust and more. Since his debut show at EDC Las Vegas in 2017, Tokyo Machine has established himself as a chiptune stage-beast, who alongside his little Tokimon companions steals the show on every continent.

2017 would prove to be an even larger year for TOKYO MACHINE, taking his video game influences to a whole new level when he was accepted to produce a new theme for Rocket League. "ROCK IT" spearheaded Monstercat’s collaborative album with the video game and went on to become one of TOKYO MACHINE’s most widely beloved works. Less than a month after the song’s release, TOKYO MACHINE made his full-scale live debut at EDC.


In 2018, TOKYO MACHINE embarked on his first North American live tour, which served as the general public’s chance to see that TOKYO MACHINE wasn’t just a cutesy cartoon musician, but also a lively DJ who could throw down a ridiculously heavy set. The DJ’s distinct stage wear has also allowed him to gain substantial traction within the cosplay community.

2018 also saw TOKYO MACHINE make his debut at the world’s largest EDM festival, Tomorrowland. He also played a homecoming show in Tokyo and embarked on a mini-tour in China that same year, in extension to producing another song for Rocket League and having “HYPE” featured in Just Shapes & Beats.

From there, TOKYO MACHINE has not stopped growing and moving forward, as the producer has continued to consistently release fun, thematic tunes throughout recent months (such as the Beat Saber-featured "EPIC" and "MOSHI" with Pegboard Nerds).

The future looks bright for TOKYO MACHINE as he readies for a return to ADE, a second North American tour with Monstercat and a highly-anticipated collaboration with Slushii. Get ready to join TOKYO MACHINE, ROBO-CHAN and the rest of the TOKI-CREW on a flight to the stars, because this rocket isn’t slowing down any time soon. [^vvvv^]

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  • December 17, 2018: Tokyo Machine released his fourteenth Monstercat single, JINGLE BELLS. The song was featured on Holiday Hits.

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Monstercat Releases[edit | edit source]

  1. PARTY
    • July 22, 2016
  2. OKAY
    • August 22, 2016
  3. FIGHT
    • October 17, 2016
  4. PIXEL
    • December 2, 2016
  5. HYPE
    • January 27, 2017
  6. BLAST
    • March 8, 2017
  7. CRAZY
    • May 3, 2017
  8. ROCK IT
    • June 6, 2017
  9. BUBBLES
    • September 6, 2017
  10. SPOOKY
    • October 30, 2017
  11. COOKIES
    • March 15, 2018
  12. FLY
    • September 3, 2018
  13. EPIC
    • October 18, 2018
  14. JINGLE BELLS
    • December 17, 2018
  15. PLAY
    • February 28, 2019
  16. SAIKOU
    • May 30, 2019
  17. MOSHI (with Pegboard Nerds)
    • July 11, 2019
  18. TURBO
    • October 14, 2019
  19. BAD BOY (with YÅKO)
    • November 18, 2019
  20. PLAY (Eliminate Remix)
    • March 25, 2020
  21. JOURNEY
    • April 30, 2020
  22. ROCK IT VIP
    • September 7, 2020

 Trivia[edit | edit source]

Other[edit | edit source]

  • From his debut single "PARTY" to his latest single right now, all of his song titles are always capitalized.
  • He has animal companions that always appeared in his cover art. He called them 'Tokimon', a reference to Pokemon.
    • The rabbit is named "Robo-Chan/Robo". Robo's gender is female, as her voice was revealed in many of Tokyo Machine's song teasers. She first appeared in PARTY;
    • The two-tailed fox is named "Kit the Fox", or just simply "Kit". Kit's gender is assumed to be male. He first appeared in PARTY;
    • The tiger is named "Supertigre", a reference to Superman. Supertigre's gender is male. He first appeared in PARTY;
    • The jellyfish is named "Miss Jelly". Miss Jelly's gender is female. She first appeared in PARTY;
    • The seal is named "Beerseel". Beerseel's gender is assumed to be male. He first appeared in PARTY;
    • The snake is named "Chi". Chi's gender is assumed to be male. He first appeared in SPOOKY;
    • The name Chi is a possible reference to the Japanese word "Orochi", which translates to "snake";
    • The dinosaur's name is "Chompo". Chompo's gender is a boy. It first appeared in PIXEL;
    • The dinosaur holds an egg whose tail and legs are sprouted. It's gender is either.. It first appeared in PIXEL;
    • The owl's name is PARTYOWL. The owl's gender is assumed to be either. They first appeared in PARTY;
    • The ghost's name is "Haunty". Haunty's gender is male. He first appeared in BLAST;
    • The lemur's name is "Koko". Koko's gender is assumed to be male. He first appeared in CRAZY;
    • The fish's name is "Tai". Tai's gender is female. She first appeared in BUBBLES;
    • The spider's name is "Gummi". Gummi's gender is assumed to be female. She first appeared in HYPE;
    • The shark's name is "Raizo". Raizo's gender is assumed to be male. He first appeared in FLAMES.
  • His signature always has " [ ^ vvvv ^ ] " written on every status he posted on Facebook or Twitter (He's not always using ^ . Sometimes he varied it with an other icon or emoji, like heart or question mark).
  • He likes to call his fans the "Toki-crew".
  • He is fluent in Japanese.
  • His debut on Monstercat was teased by posting his silhouette in a Super Smash Bros template, which can be found here.
  • He gained most of his fame through Rocket League.
  • His single "HYPE" was featured as a bonus level in the rhythm game Just Shapes and Beats by Berzerk Studios.
  • His singles "EPIC", "SAIKOU" and "PLAY" were featured as levels in the rhythm game Beat Saber by Beat Games.
  • His single "BUBBLES" was featured as a level in the rhythm game Spin Rhythm XD by Super Spin Digital.
  • His first-ever debut outside of Monstercat, "FLAMES" on Proximity.
  • He released a collaboration with Slushii, "BEWM", in 2020, although outside of Monstercat.
  • His third release outside of Monstercat, GET UP, was a collaboration with Guy Arthur and was released on NoCopyrightSounds!

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