Voice actors Kondo Takayuki and Ono Daisuke will debut in the technological vocal unit “TRD” under Pony Canyon. The debut 1st mini album “TRAD” will be released on June 16, 2021.
Kondo Takayuki and Ono Daisuke both have long-time careers as voice actors. They had done this activity before, but this time they decided to start this artist activity as a unit under Pony Canyon.
This time, Nishioka Kazuya was invited as a music producer to produce a mini-album. Comments from Nishioka, Kondo, and Ono have been received.
Moreover, it has announced that the TRD radio program “TRD’s Dope Rad Talking” will start on April 1, 2021, at 09:30 P.M. on Nippon Cultural Broadcasting’s Super A & amp; G +.
TRD’s debut 1st mini-album “TRAD” will be released on June 16, 2021.
Comment from Music Producer Nishioka Kazuya
This is Nishioka Kazuya.
I received a big offer to make songs suitable for the two popular voice actors, and I got the most reliable top Japanese musicians to come together to make the song.
The sound of this mini-album is a mix of K-POP elements based on EDM, such as progressive house, dubstep, future bass, and trap.
I think we can deliver it to you soon, so please look forward to it!!!
Kondo Takayuki and Ono Daisuke
――― Please tell us your thoughts on starting “TRD”.
I had been working in a unit with Ono before. And after that, I am happy to be able to start the new group, TRD, together this time. I’ve made fans wait for a while, so this time I’m even more enthusiastic, I want to do everything in my power to make this happen.
From now on, I am happy to be able to work as an artist with my trusted friend, Takayuki Kondo. I feel very positive about being able to come here and start new things.
The unit name “TRD” is derived from “traditional”. This does not mean that we are bound by traditions. We named it with the idea of creating a new tradition from now on. I hope we can create our “TRD” together with you.
――What kind of unit is “TRD”?
While inheriting the advantages of our activities so far, I want to create a new world by incorporating views proposed by the staff members who have been working with us, a world that everyone who has supported us has never seen.
And while cherishing the fans who have been supporting us for a long time, I want to surprise people who haven’t heard about us before and create a happy unit which we will enjoy as well.
I want to make real things that I can’t do alone. There is a world that can be expanded only by two people. In this way, Kondo Takayuki and Ono Daisuke will work together, so I want to deliver songs that only two people can sing and performances that only two people can do. The radio will start in spring. When you talk with two people, something unexpected happens. We want to enjoy ourselves as we “want to deliver this” and other new things that arise from it.
――Please give a message to your fans.
The other day, when we started recording together, while I felt nostalgic, I was very excited to think that something new has started. We are very much looking forward to our future activities, and we would like to make the unit so that fans can listen to this TRD music and become as happy and prosperous as possible. And I don’t know when it will be, but I would like to have a fun live performance with you. I would be grateful if you could support us. Thank you!
As I mentioned earlier, TRD means “trad”, which means a new tradition. Moreover, “T” is “T for Takayuki” and D is “D for Daisuke”. So what is “R”? Actually, it has not been decided yet. For example, writing “Re” means “new,” “again,” or “next.” From now on, I would like to find various “R”s with Kondo-kun, and all the fans who support me. Let’s create “TRD” together!