Yuki Kanesaka

Musician & Producer

Yukihiro Kanesaka Carmichael holds three aliases: producer (Yuki Kanesaka), multi-instrumentalist (monolog), and remixer/DJ (U-KEY). He works on a wide range of musical activities including film and TV scoring, advertising, dance remixes, and choreography. He has been running his own music production studio in Boston for 14 years. He is an Assistant Professor in the Music Production and Engineering (MP&E) department at Berklee College of Music.

Career Highlights
-Performing and touring experience with De La Soul, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), CeeLo Green, George Duke, and Mark O’Connor
-Vocal direction, recording, and mixing for Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix, 2020)
-Soundtrack production/composing for Dr. Stone (Adult Swim, Netflix, 2019) and On the Block (Netflix original series, 2018)
-Advertisement music production for Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso campaign (2018)
-Recording and mixing for Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix, 2016)
-Produced the compilation album Sparkling POP Disney (2013) and remixed “Deep into Sunshine” featuring N’Dea Davenport of the Brand New Heavies (2012)
-Produced and performed “Remind Me” by monolog featuring Patrice Rushen (2013)
Remix production for Bootsy Collins, Lisa Ono, Chaka Khan, T-Connection, and KRS-One

-Additional credits include Nickelodeon, NEC (computer/electronics company), Mercedes Benz, Kosé, Nestle, Reveur & DAIKIN
-Recording engineer for Tavares and Keisuke Wakao and Emanuel Ax of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
-International DJ experience in L.A., New York, Berlin, London, Paris, Johannesburg, and Tokyo

-U.K. Soul Chart no. 1: “Tribal” by Golden Bridge (2017)
-Bandcamp bestseller: “Boy Toy” by Honey Sauce Band (2017)
-iTunes jazz album chart no. 1 (Japan): “One Day” by monolog (2015)
-iTunes jazz album chart no. 1 (Japan): Sweet Swing for Hershey’s compilation (2011)
-Dance Track Digital Chart no. 1 (Germany): Darrius Rashaud “It’s Going Down,” U-Key Remix (2006)
-The Source Youth Music Foundation national rap music competition winner (2003)

Productions at New Rep

Production Role
New Rep Presents Love Weekend
Producer, Music Director & Musician