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BIOGRAPHY
Cagnet A groove-fusion of soulful pop and R&B, Cagnet captures the excitement and positive energy that defines the spirit of the Santa Monica, California music scene they call home. In an unprecedented move, Cagnet debuted in Japan where they became international popstars selling millions of records. Now back on American soil - after several sold-out international tours - Cagnet has released their stateside debut Groove Radio on indie label hyperdisc Records.

Cagnet is the brainchild of internationally renowned producer and Berklee School of Music graduate Daisuke Hinata. With a Grammy nomination and several Top Ten singles in Japan, Daisuke founded Hyper Image Studios in Santa Monica before beginning his collaboration with famed guitarist Bud Rizzo. Together they recruited the top talents characterizing the energy of Santa Monica's burgeoning groove scene and Cagnet was born.

Soulful lead vocalist Anna McMurphy, backing vocalist Natalie Burks, English guitarist Rowan Robertson, drummer Jimi Paxson, and bassist Perry Frank round up the multi-cultural line up. Together they draw as much from Brazilian, African, Japanese, American, and British influences as they do from pop, funk, techno, jazz and R&B. Energized by Daisuke's global vision, Cagnet fuses the pulse of their influences to create their signature sound.

The first single from Groove Radio, "Deeper and Deeper" instantly captures the listener with a laid-back groove and slinky vocal delivery reminiscent of old school R&B hits from the late 60's and early 70's. The song has already been featured on MTV's top-rated series "The Real World" and "Road Rules."

Internatinally, "Deeper and Deeper," was featured on EMI Records' Now 5 CD series of top summer hits which, to date, has sold over 500,000 units worldwide. In Japan, "Deeper and Deeper" earned Cagnet platinum success after being featured on the hugely successful soundtrack for the Japanese television drama "Long Vacation." With the band's contribution, the soundtrack album Long Vacation became the all time higest selling soundtrack in history and was awarded the prestigious "Gold Disc" award in Japan for top pop soundtrack of the year.

Other international accolades quickly followed including two SRO tours of South East Asia, easily selling out venues previously played by Alanis Morissette and Beck. "Rage in the Sky" from the Japanese release of Groove Radio hit #1 on Japan's international charts where it held the top spot for four weeks. Within a six month span, the phenomenon of Cagnet's success was captured in four South East Asian rockumentaries.

In true pioneer spirit, Cagnet were chosen to participate in a groundbreaking Internet concert utilizing emerging on-line technology. Cagnet's members were divided between Santa Monica's Hyper Image recording studios and Tokyo's Beam concert hall with a hi-definition Internet Link transmitting their simultaneous performances via satellite across the Pacific. Wildly successful, this Internet innovation is now being embraced as a vital new music medium.

Groove Radio was the first U.S. release for hyperdisc Records through their new distribution deal with EMI. Since their debut Cagnet has received numerous, unprecedented accolades foor their musical achievements, including Best Pop Soundtrack, ADLIB Magazine; GOLD DISC AWARD for Best Pop Album in Japan; GOLD ALBUMS for the soundtracks to Love Generation and Long Vacation; FM Select Radio Awards for Best Upcoming International Artist and Best New International Artist; HITS Radio Award for Best International Artist.

Cagnet is a network of richly diverse spirits unified by a desire to inspire positive ideals. Their colorful sound embraces life, hope and happiness. Tune in to Groove Radio and enter the soulful world of Cagnet.

 

DISCOGRAPHY

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  • "Long Vacation"
    limited release in Japan and S.E Asian countries from hyperdisc / Toshiba EMI 1996 (cat#:TOCT9454) / EMI Hong Kong 1998 (cat#: 7 2438 56022 21)

    This album is a sound track for one of the highest rating Japanese TV drama "Long Vacation". The album had great success never seen in TV soundtrack history and went Platinum both in Japan & Hong Kong.

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  • "Here we are again ~ Long Vacation"
    limited release in Japan from hyperdisc / Toshiba EMI 1996 (cat# TOCT-9541)

    This is a sequent album of "Long Vacation" sound track. All songs are in English and performed by CAGNET on this one, while the last tracks are featured not only Cagnet but also Japanese artists; Section-S, Karin, and Ami.
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    1. Long Vacation
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    2. Into You
    3. Deeper & Deeper
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    4. Under the Moonlight
    5. What Will I Do
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    6. Missing Each Other
    7. Another Round
    8. Our Romance
    9. Close To Me
    10. Minami - Piano Piece of Sena

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  • "Deeper and Deeper"
    limited release in Japan from hyperdisc / Toshiba EMI 1996: EP (cat#: TOCP-8981)
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  • "Switching back and forth again"
    limited release in Japan hyperdisc / Toshiba EMI 1996: EP (cat#: TOCP-40017)
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  • "Groove radio"
    limited release in the US, Japan and S.E. Asia from hyperdisc / EMI Records 1997/ Toshiba EMI 1997 (cat#: TOCP-50041) / EMI Hong Kong 1998

    Cagnet's original album and debut in the US. Cagnet created an engaging fusion of pop and R&B with a mixture of 70's soul.
    # Title RealAudio
    1. Deeper and Deeper
    2. Feels Good
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    3. Breakin' Me Down
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    4. Dragonfly
    5. Switching Back And Forth Again
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    6. Augustine
    7. It's All Right
    8. Supposed To Be Mine
    9. Rage In The Sky
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    10. Tell Me
    11. Torn
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    12. Here We Are Again

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  • "Deeper and Deeper" (remix)
    hyperdisc Records 1997: single

    Cagnet single "Deeper and Deeper", which contains Dance, Jungle, Urban Groove mixes by LA based remixers, Craig "C-Dub" Williams and Sean Perry.

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  • "Rage in the sky"
    limited release in Japan from hyperdisc / Toshiba EMI 1997 : single (cat#: TODP-2545)
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  • "Love Generation"
    limited release in Japan and S.E. Asia from hyperdisc / Toshiba EMI 1997 (cat#: TOCT-10007) / EMI Hong Kong 1998

    TV drama, "Love Generation" sound track. The album contains soulful soft pop rhythms and melodic ballads.

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  • "Best of Cagnet world"
    limited release in Japan from hyperdisc / Toshiba EMI 1998 : album (cat#: TOCT-10279)

    Best of album, the collection of songs from "Long Vacation", "Love Generation", and "Groove Radio".

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  • "Cagnet Generation"
    limited release in Hong Kong from hyperdisc/EMI Hong Kong 1998 : album (cat#: 7243 4 95064 28)

    CAGNET's best album released in Hong Kong, collection of songs from "Long Vacation", "Here we are Again", "Love Generation" and "Groove Radio".

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  • "Cagnet Music Generation"
    limited release in Hong Kong from hyperdisc/EMI Hong Kong 1998 : album (cat#: 7243 4 95752 26)

    This is a collection of all instrumental versions of Cagnet songs from their album "Long Vacation", "Here we are Again", "Love Generation" and "Groove Radio" along with some of the selected classical piano tunes which were featured in the drama "Long Vacation".

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  • "King of Comedy"
    limited release in Taiwan from Global Disc Records / Rock Records (Taiwan) 1999 (cat#: TMD-0030-4B)

    Film sound track of popular Hong Kong movie, "King of Comedy". Comes with DVD and additional single CD featuring Karen Mok.

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  • "Love Story"
    limited release in Japan from Universal Music 2001 (cat#:UUCH-1015)

    Cagnet's long-awaited album after 3 and half years from the release of "Love Generaion", is an original sound track for another big hit Japanese TV drama, "Love Story" which was aired in April ~ June 2001. Their pop, soulful, and pleasant breezy sound is as flesh as ever.

 

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