Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION released their new album MAN WITH A “REMIX” MISSION on May 13th.

The album features remixes of MAN WITH A MISSION’s hit singles created by famous producers from Japan and overseas. The album also incudes a brand new version of their tearaway single ‘FLY AGAIN’, with ‘FLY AGAIN -Hero’s Anthem-‘ by Kei Kusama, which has also been the official theme song for Japan’s Sunwolves Super Rugby team this year.

MAN WITH A “REMIX” MISSION features the likes of breakbeat remixes of ‘Take Me Under’ by Takeshi Ueda and ‘Dead End in Tokyo’ by Jagz Kooner, while Ken Ishii puts a bright techno touch on ‘Memories’. Slushii twists ‘My Hero’ with dark bass heavy EDM, while Takkyu Ishino delivers a twitching acid mix of ‘Raise your flag’.

There is also bright EDM on Kuske & Colin Brittain’s take on ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ and ‘Bubble of Life’ by DJ KENTARO, along with trance-infused dubstep on ‘FLY AGAIN’ by DJ MAAR and frenzied jungle with ‘distance’ from DJ STARSCREAM.

MAN WITH A “REMIX” MISSION is the second in a trilogy of full-length records to be released in celebration of the band’s 10th anniversary, and follows the release of the album MAN WITH A “B-SIDES & COVERS” MISSION earlier this year.

MAN WITH A “B-SIDES & COVERS” MISSION went straight in at No.1 in Japan and make global history as the first ever album of B-sides to top an album chart. More news on the third album in the series will be revealed soon.


MAN WITH A MISSION are one of the most successful rock bands in Asia today. They regularly sell out arenas across their homeland and have also completed sold-out headline tours of the UK, Europe and US. The five-piece have a rabid following in the UK, no better demonstrated than at the overflowing tents at their recent performances at Reading & Leeds and Download festivals.

MAN WITH A MISSION have been a part of major cultural moments in Japan and beyond. Their songs have sound tracked numerous anime films, TV shows, video games including Street Fighter V and also high profile sporting teams including Japan’s Sunwolves Super Rugby Team and New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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