A talented multi-instrumentalist, Michael Kobayashi of California plays both electric and acoustic guitars, percussion, bass, keyboards, turntables, saxophone, and he programs beats. He got his start playing guitar with Barbara Long, former lead singer from the Grammy-nominated band Hiroshima, and he's worked in such diverse genres as Big Band Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Thrash Metal, Hip Hop, Roots Rock, Funk, and RnB. Michael has scored numerous films, plays, exhibits, a TV projects, including "How War Ends," "The Summoning," and "Ronin Boys."
A few highlights of Michael Kobayashi's career include composing music for "Eyewitness Photojournalist Stan Honda," "Lumpia," and "Horror House on Highway 6." Films he has scored have been shown at numerous festivals, including, Newport, Manhattan, Boston International, NY International, Hollyshorts, Poppy Jasper, Chicago International, Horror Quest, LA Fear, and Fantasy, Riverside, Sacramento, New Filmmaker's, and many others. Michael has recorded and performed with Brenda Wong Aoki, Mark Izu, Sammi, XL Middleton, Alex Wong, Moniquea, Reality Jonez, The South Bay Allstars, and the Rick Hollander Trio. He has also produced albums for Marry Me Judas and southern California Thrash Metal legends Insecticide.
Gritty and edgy track with funky electro body rockin beat with crunchy guitars, slap bass, and wicked turntables. Great for extreme sports, MMA, car commercials. It'll make you wanna get up and slap somethin'! Instrumental, Action, Theme Power Play
Acid jazz, mixed with old school funk, neo soul and trip hop. This track will get you groovin with big funky beats and phat bass. In the vein of DJ Krush, David Holmes. You gotta have to Juice to roll like dat! Instrumental, Jazz, Acid Jazz
In the style of AMC's series "Mad Men". This cool track is filled with sexy danger. It is retro yet modern, mixing old school jazz elements with a modern groove beat with stabbing horns and cool laid back guitar. This is perfect for films, commercials, and television cues. Instrumental, Jazz, Lounge Jazz
GONNA MAKE YOU CHOKE! ! ! ! Great high energy track for horror movies, extreme sports; especially mixed martial arts (MMA). Play this track and your opponent is gonna get scared! ! ! Male Vocals, Sports, Martial Artist Music
Funky electro beat mixed with funky metal guitars, a talk box, and shredding guitar solo. Inspired by Jesse Johnson, Buckethead and Joe Satriani. This track is great for car commercials and beer commercials. Instrumental, Rock, Shred Guitar
This track has the David Holmes "Ocean's Eleven" vibe. A funky hip hop beat, mixed with a thick bass guitar, and big spaghetti western tremeloed guitar hits. This is great for those retro scenes with a modern twist. Instrumental, Jazz, Acid Jazz
Island style reggae brah! Big beat with ukulele and big bass. Hang out, dance, drink and enjoy life. This catchy groove makes you dream about those wild nights in Hawaii. Instrumental, Hawaiian, Hawaii
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