Tokyo Megaplex

Real Name: Chris Rutledge

Chris Rutledge has been making music since the day he was born. He’s based in Providence, Rhode Island. He has released music as DJ Kristöffer and Tokyo Megaplex.

TOKYOMEGAPLEX and ABSRDST remix featured on Nest HQ Press
2014-04-29

Tokyo Megaplex

TOKYOMEGAPLEX and ABSRDST’s fab Rock The Boat remix was featured on Nest HQ

Newfound favorite ABSRDST teams up with fellow Massachusetts producer and SSX Tricky repper, TokyoMegaplex on a sultry bedroom jamming flip of Aaliyah’s “Rock The Boat.” While 2K R&B vocals have been all but tapped out in terms of slowed-down soundcloud-step reworks go, this one stands out with a unique blend of call-and-response techniques featuring a complex layering of jazzy chord arcs and colorful dispersions of soft synths which slide into whiplash snares and punched-up piano cuts.

Read the article on Nest

Tokyomegaplex in Impose Magazine Press
2014-01-13

Tokyo Megaplex

Dayna at Impose Magazine wrote a glowing writeup of Tokyo Megaplex’s new album:

When a 44-minute 29-track mix of sample-based experimental music drops in your inbox, and then it’s called The Legend of Beefwell, really your only options are to listen and listen hard. With the case of Tokyo Megaplex, helmed by production wunderkind Christopher Rutledge, the melee of sounds follows no real storyline except to prove that sampling, pitch-shifting, and working alongside the lush vocals of both pop stars and rap stars can be more interesting than the same old, same old sad boy junk. The Legend of Beefwell is not afraid of bringing in jazz standards as well as J-pop shine, and in under an hour, it’ll have you asking, “What did I just listen to?” Hardly definable but thoroughly enjoyable, Tokyo Megaplex’s complicated full-length release is like sticking your hand into a box labeled with a question mark.

Thanks, Dayna!

Tokyo Megaplex in Emerging Indie Bands Press
2014-01-13

Tokyo Megaplex

Tim over at Emerging Indie Bands posted a nice writeup of Tokyo Megaplex’s new album:

The LP takes a fantastical journey of a mythical life-story. Ever pressing the edges of credulity – if you get the trippy electronic sounds, this is an LP to get hold of, which is available on bandcamp. Track seven – Groove University – is the longest track on the release running in at just under two a three quarter-minutes.

Thanks, Tim!

Bedroom Classics Vol. 1 Compilation
2013-02-22

5am: Contributor, Masterer

A. Campbell Payne: Contributor

B∩MSTEAD: Contributor

David Yanofsky: Cover Artist

Dephrase: Contributor

EXIN MUSIC: Contributor

Kittenmildew: Contributor

Kuh-Lida: Contributor

LEAFTYPE: Contributor

Luc Lacerte: Masterer

Max Krieger: Contributor

Modus: Contributor

RYV: Contributor

Rave Matthew's Band: Contributor

SCRVB: Contributor

Tokyo Megaplex: Contributor

Bedroom Classics Vol. 1 is the second compilation album from Belgian Man Records. It includes sixteen previously unreleased tracks, each by a different artist.

Check out the video for can-f at http://vimeo.com/belgianman/can-f

Credits

Check out Andrew Monks’ video for can-f dropping later today on http://belgianman.com

Album cover by David Yanofsky

Alternate covers by David Dolan, Matthew Gallagher, Max Krieger, and Owen McGarry

Mastering by Luc Lacerte and Sam Andrus

The Legend Of Beefwell LP
2013-01-10

Tokyo Megaplex: Producer

Tokyo Megaplex is a 21 year old guy from just outside of Boston who makes weird music and silly cartoons. His first album of original music, (Real avant-garde Kanye shit. Seriously. Dead-ass.) was released a little over a year ago (September 2012) to critical acclaim.

A couple of months ago he decided to make an even better album. A year of production later, this is the result: 29 tracks, 45 minutes, the Legend of Beefwell is a tragic tale of a boy who begins his journey with nothing but a spoon and the clothes on his back, only to be soon after eaten to death by a scary dragon thing made of rocks.

Enjoy!

The album features remixes by B∩MSTEAD, Ryan Ines, and Kuh-Lida.

B∩MSTEAD: soundcloud.com/bumstead-1 Kuh-Lida: kuh-lida.bandcamp.com Tokyo Megaplex’s Videos: www.youtube.com/user/tokyobadmon/videos Tokyo Megaplex’s Previous Album: http://music.belgianman.com/album/real-avant-garde-kanye-shit-seriously-dead-ass Tokyo Megaplex’s soundcloud: Tokyo Megaplex on Belgian Man Records: http://blgn.mn/tokyomegaplex

Credits

Album by Christopher Rutledge aka Tokyo Megaplex Album art by Christopher Rutledge, Daniel Rutledge and Ryan Ines Remixes by B∩MSTEAD, Ryan Ines, and Kuh-Lida Samples of work by Belgian Man’s own RYV, Maxwell Krieger, and Leaftype as well as others.

Belgian Man Apocalypse 2012 Live
2012-12-23

Tokyo Megaplex: Performer

Fenn Macon: Performer

Andrew Monks: Visualist

Arjun Mathur: Performer

Rave Matthew's Band: Performer

LEAFTYPE: Performer

SCRVB: Performer

Belgian Man Apocalypse 2012
held on 12/21/2012 by Belgian Man Reocrds, at Arjuntina
http://belgianman.com | blgn.mn

Shot by Charlie Abbott
blgn.mn/abbott

Edited (barely) by Andrew Monks
blgn.mn/monks


Tokyo Megaplex | http://blgn.mn/djk
Fenn Macon | http://blgn.mn/fenn
DJ MATH | http://blgn.mn/arjun
MC Scrub | http://blgn.mn/scurb
Rave Matthew’s Band | http://blgn.mn/luc
Leaftype | http://blgn.mn/leaftype

visuals by CLOWN | http://blgn.mn/monks

Real avant-garde Kanye shit. Seriously. Dead-ass. LP
2012-09-17

Tokyo Megaplex: Producer

Andrew Monks: Cover Artist

Real avant-garde Kanye shit. Seriously. Dead-ass. follows four mashup albums, three live records, and a slew of performances by Chris, released variously as DJ Kristöffer and Tokyo Megaplex. In RAGKSSDA, he combines original production and synthesis techniques with his extensive sampling experience. It’s his first album of original music.

Credits

Music by Chris Rutledge Album cover by Andrew Monks

http://blgn.mn/djk http://blgn.mn/monks

Bassment Party LP
2012-04-09

Tokyo Megaplex: Producer

DJ Kristöffer has been working on Bassment Party for a long time. He played a version of it at Sophie’s 2012 End Of The World Basement Orgy Show, and it’s now complete. Kristöffer’s first album release since August 2011’s Enter The Megaplex, which followed Blunt Roller Coaster</a> (March 2011) and Welcome To The Belgia (December 2010). Continuing his two-album tradition, Chris made individual art for each track of the album, so that as it plays in iTunes you can watch the cover change.

Credits

Album, album art, and track art by DJ Kristöffer.

Words Single
2012-03-26

Tokyo Megaplex: Remixer

Fenn Macon: Remixer

Arjun Mathur: Cover Artist

LEAFTYPE: Remixer

B∩MSTEAD: Remixer

Words is the debut original single by Providence, Rhode Island DANCE MUSIC CREW i am (noun)—Owen McGarry and Remy Steele.

Credits

Written, arranged and produced by Chris Steele and Chris McGarry

Mastering by Chris Chandler

Artwork by Christina Katzman and edited by Chris Mathur

Remixes by: Chris Knollmeyer Chris Rutledge Chris Payne Chris Johst Chris Macon

Thanks to Chris Monks

Christopher Knollmeyer's New Years Eve DJ Set at Sophie's Basement Live
2012-01-02

Tokyo Megaplex: Performer

LEAFTYPE: Performer

Dopetastic set by Mr. Knollmeyer.

Check out his new release and many others at http://music.belgianman.com/releases

http://www.belgianman.com

Christopher Knollmeyer_12.31.11

Lone - Cloud 909
Rich Bizness - Can’t Let U Go (AttixRMX)
Modeselektor - Black Block
Martyn - Twice As
Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX - Ur Soul And Mine
Major Lazer - Bruk Out (Burka Son Sistema Mix)
M.I.A. - Bucky Done Gun
Pangaea - Runout
Animal Collective - My Girls
Christopher Knollmeyer - So Into You
Machinery of Nature - Leviathan
Luke Vibert - De-Pimp Act
SebastiAn - Embody
Avus - Real (Original Mix)
Daft Punk - Revolution 909
Actress - Señorita
Nathan Fake - The Turtle
Boy 8-Bit - The Cricket Scores
Christopher Knollmeyer - Tortoise Strut (Bootleg)

Enter The Megaplex Live Mix
2011-08-08

Tokyo Megaplex: Producer

Arjun Mathur: Cover Artist

The live mix from Sophie’s Basement show on May 28, 2011. It’s split into thirteen tracks, each with it’s own unique track art.

Credits

Christopher Rutledge Arjun Mathur Belgian Man Records Tokyo Megaplex

Tokyo Megaplex Live! At Arjun's 4/22/2011 Live
2011-06-09

Tokyo Megaplex: Performer

LEAFTYPE: Performer

Live performance by Tokyo Megaplex (Christopher Knollmeyer and DJ Kristöffer) at Arjun’s house on 4/22/2011. Check out more music by Christopher Knollmeyer at http://belgianman.com/cknollmeyer and more music by DJ Kristöffer at http://belgianman.com/djkristoffer

Sophie's Basement Show Live
2011-05-30

Tokyo Megaplex: Performer

DJ Kristöffer plays the first ever Tokyo Megaplex live set at Sophie’s Basement Show IV: The Final Battle?

http://www.belgianman.com

http://www.tokyomegaplex.net

http://www.soundcloud.com/abigfatguy

http://www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Kristöffer/173536599362895

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tokyo-Megaplex/175263965865646

Download DJ Kristöffer’s Album “Blunt Roller Coaster” for free here: http://belgianman.bandcamp.com/album/blunt-roller-coaster

Blunt Roller Coaster LP
2011-03-30

Tokyo Megaplex: Producer, Cover Artist

I’ve been working on this album for a while, it contains mashups and sets that I’ve been working since January. Additionally I made album art for each individual track.

—DJ Kristöffer

Credits

Sample List:

Rage Against The Machine - Killing in the Name Public Enemy - Bring The Noise Ludacris - Move Bitch Young Bloodz ft. Lil Jon - Damn Nena - 99 Luftballons Notorious B.I.G. - Party and Bullshit Slick Rick - The Show Toto - Africa The Strange Boys - Be Brave Tom Tom Club - Genius Of Love Run DMC - Walk This Way Sister Sledge - He’s The Greatest Dancer Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue Sister Sledge - We Are Family Ying Yang Twins - Wait (The Whisper Song) Deniece Williams - Let’s Hear It For The Boy Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message MSTRKRFT - Easy Love Javelin - Doug Flutey Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize Washed Out - Feel it all Around Snoop Dogg Ft. Pharrell - Drop It Like It’s Hot Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing DeBarge - Rhythm Of The Night Cali Swag District - Teach Me How to Dougie Ying Yang Twins ft. Bun B - Git It Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up Aphex Twin - Windowlicker Vampire Weekend - One (Blake’s Got A new Face) Big Boi - Shutterbug Ratatat - Mandy Charzard - Charzard Rolls Hard Childish Gambino - Put It In My Video Daft Punk - Television Rules The Nation Beastie Boys - Intergalactic Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream Afrika Bambaataa - Planet Rock Chromeo - You’re So Gangsta NWA - Gangsta Gangsta Run DMC - My Adidas Crystal Castles - Magic Spells Yael Naïm - New Soul Chilly Gonzales - Never Stop Lil Jon - Act A Fool Justice - Let There Be Light Eminem Ft. Nate Dogg - Shake That Daft Punk - Revolution 909 Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand The Cataracs And Dev - Like A G6 Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back Chromeo - Tenderoni Pussycat Dolls - Bottle Pop (Moto Blanco Club Mix) Wolfgang Gartner - Montezuma Ludacris - Roll Out CeeLo Green - Fuck You Eve feat. Swizz Beats - Tambourine Average White Band - Pick Up the Pieces Kid Cudi - Make Her Say Mystikal - Shake Ya Ass Venetian Snares - Gentleman Roots Manuva - Witness The Fitness Yung Joc - Goin Down Dorrough - Ice Cream Paint Job Outkast - Bombs Over Baghdad Fatman Scoop - Be Faithful Weezer - Say It Ain’t So Starfucker - Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second Mike Jones feat Bun B and Snoop Dogg - My 64 Gorillaz - Superfast Jellyfish UGK Featuring Outkast - Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You) Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes Ludacris ft. Pharrell - Money Maker Skeewiff - Shake What Your Mama Gave Ya Kool & The Gang - N.T. (Parts 1 & 2) Nas - It Ain’t Hard To Tell Chip Tha Ripper - Interior Crocodile Alligator Aphex Twin - Flim