RAM RIDER is a Japanese electronic singer and producer under Nippon Crown. He started his solo work under the rhythm zone sub-label of avex trax. RAM RIDER is the leader of RAM RIDER CREW, a band mainly consisting of a guitarist, bassist, DJ, and VJ. He takes charge of the music, lyrics and vocals. He is produced by ASOBISYSTEM, a company famous in producing Kyarypamyupamyu and Yun*chi.
- Stage name: RAM RIDER (ラムライダー)
- Birthdate: July 16, 1978
- Interests: Languages, music
In 1999, he participated as a mixer for many artists including Hamasaki Ayumi and Suzuki Ami. By 2003, he chose to become a vocalist, and he began the RAM RIDER project. Though he finds himself giving music to artists such as Katase Nana and V6, he also finds time to hold concerts for himself.
On March 16, 2004, he started his own music career with the single "MUSIC", under the indie label Rhythm REPUBLIC. The single ranked 1st place on the Shibuya club charts and ranked 7th on the Oricon Indies charts. After some months, he released his second and last indie single "SWEET DANCE". For the first time one of his songs had a tie-in: "FEELS GONNA FEEL", the B-side, was used as a S-Woman "PINKY" CM song. The single reached #119 on the Oricon chart, where it charted for three weeks; it ranked 1st place on the Shibuya club charts and ranked 7th on the Oricon Indies chart. Also in 2004, RAM RIDER participated in the "COUNT DOWN JAPAN 04/05" as a DJ, held by "ROCKIN'ON" on New Year's Eve of 2004.
In June 2005, he made his major debut, under rhythm zone, with the single "Yume de Aeru yo" which was the opening theme to the TV program CDTV. By August 2005, he participated as a DJ at 2 big open air live shows "ROCK IN JAPAN FES 2005" and "SUMMER SONIC 2005". On November 30, he released his very debut album PORTABLE DISCO, which reached #52 on the Oricon charts.
On April 26, 2006, RAM RIDER released a remix album PORTABLE DISCO 8bit edition, a completely redone album in a full-on Nintendo sound explosion. Also in that year, RAM RIDER released his first double A-side single, "Tabi e Deyou / ANY COLORS". "ANY COLORS" was used as a Hoyu "Men's Beauteen" CM song.
In 2007, he only released a remix mini-album containing two new songs, Kimi ga Suki + REMIX TUNES. By 2008, RAM RIDER made his comeback with a vinyl single, "RAM RIDER EP", and a compilation album containing remixes from various artists, called space program "STAR" Compiled by RAM RIDER.
In 2009, he released Future Memories under his project PRIVATE PLANET which featured a different guest vocalist for each track.
- [2005.11.30] PORTABLE DISCO
- [2012.04.11] AUDIO GALAXY -RAM RIDER vs STARS!!!-
- [2012.04.11] AUDIO GALAXY -RAM RIDER STRIKES BACK!!!-
- [2007.04.11] Kimi ga Suki + REMIX TUNES (きみがすき)
- [2004.03.16] MUSIC
- [2004.11.17] SWEET DANCE
- [2005.06.29] Yume de Aeru yo (ユメデアエルヨ; I'll Meet You in a Dream)
- [2005.09.14] Bed Room Disco (ベッドルームヂスコ)
- [2005.11.16] HELLO
- [2006.07.05] Tabi e Deyou / ANY COLORS (旅へでよう; Travelling Attitude)
- [2012.04.04] GALAXY
- [2012.04.04] Hi Jitsuzai Girl (非実在ガール)
- [2012.04.04] HELLO starring ORANGE RANGE
- [2012.04.04] VOICE -Tooku no Kimi e- starring Nanba Shiho (VOICE -とおくのきみへ-)
- [2012.04.04] RAINBOW -Namida no Ato de- starring Nakagawa Shoko (RAINBOW -なみだのあとで-; RAINBOW -After the Tears-)
- [2012.04.04] Fast Love starring Bose (Schadaraparr) (ファストラブ)
- [2012.12.05] Hanamizuki (ハナミズキ; Flowering Dogwood)
- [2008.05.07] RAM RIDER EP
- [2006.12.20] Amazing Nuts!
- [2007.07.11] Rhythm Nation 2006 -The biggest in door music festival- (#6 Mirror Ball)
Compilations / Other
- [2005.03.09] RZ the best of rhythm zone 2005 (#8 MUSIC)
- [2005.03.30] zento global village presents TOKYO BEATS (#2 MUSIC)
- [2006.02.01] STARZ presents rhythm zone (#16 Yume de Aeru yo)
- [2006.06.14] WE Love WE "WE LOVE Winning Eleven" (#14 HELLO TO THE WORLD -HELLO W11 version-)
- [2006.08.23] Backdancers! Original Soundtrack (#8 HELLO)
- [2006.12.06] Amazing Nuts! (#2 Smile Again)
- [2006.12.06] STARZ BEST '60-'70 (#10 ANY COLORS)
- [2007.07.11] Sora no Oto -Message from space- (#8 Sun Lights Stars)
- [2007.09.26] m-flo - electriCOLOR -COMPLETE REMIX- (#5 Love Me After 12AM -RAM RIDER REMIX-)
- [2007.11.14] tomboy - Superstar (#2 Superstar -RAM RIDER MIX-)
- [2008.07.16] Beautiful Techno (#5 Love Me After 12AM-RIDER REMIX- (m-flo))
- [2008.12.10] Kazoku Jikan ~NHK Minna no Uta Cover Shu~ (#7 WA ni Natte Odorou feat. YUUKI)
- [2009.11.25] GUNDAM World Dance Track 0079 (#10 MS FACTORY)
- [2010.06.01] space program "STAR" Compiled by RAM RIDER
- [2010.07.07] MOMO-i REMIXES AKIHABA LOVE
- [2010.09.15] Re:Mikus (#9 Strobe Nights (RAM RIDER remix))
- [2011.08.10] globe - house of globe (#7 Love again (RAM RIDER Remix))
- [2011.11.16] Ghibli Jazz Remix (#3 Kaze no Tani no Nausica (RAM RIDER REMIX))
- CIDER CIDER (Music)
- End Of The Season (Production)