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The Essential List

The Essential List: Tamon Fujimi

MassiveMusic’s APAC director of creative development has a love for one particular fried chicken outlet that runs really, really deep

The Essential List: Tamon Fujimi

Tamon Fujimi was born in Tokyo, where he now works as MassiveMusic’s director of creative development for the APAC region, but he spent some time across the Pacific before returning to his roots in Japan. He spent his student years in California studying sociology and got to know the US after that, touring the country opening for artists such as LMFAO and Trace Cyrus as synth player / arranger in a party rock band called Joy Island. 

Although his day job is now a touch less rock-and-roll, he still composes and produces music for production duo Cedrics and harbours a mischievous passion for mashing up pop songs, like this masterful hybrid of three different K-pop songs he helped to create a few years back. 

Check out Tamon’s Essential list to find out what else holds a special place in his heart (spoiler: a certain 11-herbs-and-spices-based food takes up quite a lot of space in there).



Lifestyle



o Place of birth: Tokyo, Japan, World
o Hometown: Tachikawa 
o Vacation: Watching The Eric Andre Show 
o Pet: Dog  
o Place of work: MassiveMusic office in Minato-ku, Tokyo 
o Place of workout: Gym (cocktail shaker workouts are great for toned arms)
o Side project: Cedrics, TAMON 


o Mode of transport: Taxi 
o Bonus Travel Essential: Suitcase (guess you didn’t see this one coming?)



Culture



o Artist: The Beatles 
o Musician: Steven Tyler  
o Commercials / Music video director: Jonathan Glazer 
o Film director: Christopher Nolan 
o Film: Sicario 1 & 2, Cartel Land 
o Series: Way too many: Barry, Better Call Saul, Ozark, Maniac
o Commercial: Vern Fonk Insurance 


o Music Video: Radiohead - No Surprises 
o Video Game: Final Fantasy 6


o Board Game: Monopoly
o Book: Nothing to Envy - Ordinary Lives in North Korea
o Newspaper (off or online): BBC 
o Magazine: Vice 



Food and Drink



o Breakfast: Whatever is in my fridge 
o Restaurant: KFC
o Cheap bite: KFC 
o Working lunch: Guess what? KFC
o Favourite Dish: Chicken 
o Signature Dish: Anything from KFC (sorry)


o Snack: Popcorn chicken (because I’m never predictable)
o Guilty Pleasure: Fillet mignon (I feel guilty spending money on it but hey, it’s tasty)
o Bar: Rhythm Cafe 
o Booze: Vodka soda 
o Not Booze: Grape juice
o Bonus Food: Fries from McDonald’s (Ha! I know you expected chicken, didn’t you?)
o Bonus Beverage: Coke



Kit



o Phone: iPhone 
o Computer: iMac 
o TV: I don’t have one 
o Headphones: Sony 
o Camera: iPhone 
o Soundsystem: KRK 
o Pen / pencil: Those 99 cent store pens
o Where you document an idea: Notepad 
o Casual Clothing: Dodgers jersey 
o Smart Clothing: Hugo Boss & Brooks Brothers 
o Footwear: Whatever feels comfortable 
o Watch: I don’t have any because I broke all of them
o Collection: Bikkuriman Shi-ru
o App: MLB, NFL, Spotify 
o Website: YouTube 
o Blog: No, thank you  
o Morning grooming / makeup essential: Full-coverage foundation to cover up my flaws 
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