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Towa Tei

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Japanese-born DJ Towa Tei 1st gained notice for his creation focus on the Jungle Brothers’ 1989 LP Done by the Causes of Nature; the next 12 months he shot to popularity as an associate from the downtown NY golf club trio Deee-Lite, rating an international strike with the traditional “Groove Is usually in the Heart.” After two LP’s, 1990’s Globe Clique and 1992’s Infinity Within, Towa Tei remaining the group to begin with working on single tasks; his debut LP Future Hearing!, a montage of bossa nova, jazz and digital dance music, made an appearance in 1995. His second recording for Elektra, 1998’s Sound Museum, was accompanied by Last Century Contemporary in 1999.

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Full Name Towa Tei
Profession Disc jockey, Actor, Film Score Composer
Nationality Japanese, American
Siblings Shuwa Tei
Music Groups METAFIVE, Deee-Lite, Geisha Girls
Music Songs Technova, Luv Connection, GBI, LUV PANDEMIC, Funkin' for Jamaica, Let Me Know, Sometime Samurai, Mind Wall, Batucada, Taste of You, The Burning Plain, APPLE, I Want to Relax, Please!, Brand Nu Emo, RADIO, Everything We Do Is Music, REM, Son of Bambi, Raga Musgo, Last Century Modern, B.M.T., Heartbeat, Heartbreak, La Douce Vie, Amai Seikatsu, Risk Some Soul, Forget Me Nots, Private Eyes, Wordy, Different Nu Nu, I.Q. Infinity, Latte & Macaron, Get Myself Together
Albums Future Listening!, Sound Museum, Big Fun, Lucky, Sunny, Last Century Modern, MACH 2012, META, Flash, EMO, World Clique, Techno Recital, Sweet Robots Against the Machine, Lost Control Mix, Future Recall!, METAHALF
Nominations International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV Japan
Movies Big Man Japan


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Come Dancing 2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Coronation Street TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Transparent 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rob the Mob 2014 writer: "Groove Is In The Heart"
Hello Ladies 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Heat 2013/I writer: "Groove Is in the Heart"
VH1 Divas 2012 2012 TV Special writer: "Groove Is in the Heart"
The X Factor 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
How I Met Your Mother 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 writer: "Groove Is in the Heart" - as Dong-Hwa Chung
What Love Is 2007 writer: "Groove Is in the Heart" - as Dong-Kwa Chung
I Love the '90s 2004 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Bad Boys II 2003 writer: "Didn't Mean" - as Dong-Hwa Chung
Kylie Minogue: Kylie Fever 2002 in Concert - Live in Manchester 2002 Video documentary writer: "GBI: German Bold Italic" - uncredited
Wasabi 2001 writer: "Hello Baby"
Charlie's Angels 2000 writer: "Groove Is In The Heart" - as Dong-Hwa Chung
Down to You 2000 writer: "Groove Is In The Heart"
Lost & Found 1999/I writer: "Groove Is in the Heart"
Can't Hardly Wait 1998 writer: "Groove Is In The Heart" The Deee-Remix

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Amazing Bang Front 2013 TV Mini-Series
Going Grey 2012 Short
Big Man Japan 2007
Towa Tei Feat. Kylie Minogue: GBI - German Bold Italic 1998 Video short

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Daikanyama monogatari - tantei tanjo 1998 Imada
Towa Tei Feat. Kylie Minogue: GBI - German Bold Italic 1998 Video short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
World Happiness 2011 2011 TV Movie Himself
Fuji Rock Festival '11 2011 TV Special Himself
Eigo de shabera-night 2005 TV Series Himself
Hosono Haruomi: Yellow Magic Show 2001 TV Movie Himself
Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ 1994 TV Series Himself

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