Con-itchy-wha! (Hello in Japanese)
Welcome to Boutique Pedal NYC… online select shop for cutting edge musicians/sound creator…
My name is Tada aka Retada/Tadanoshin.
I’ve been in music business for about 30 years now. Most of the time I had my career in NYC as a multi-instrumentalist session guy in LES and Brooklyn… I was in bands like Blonde Redhead/Chin Chin/Russell Simins(JSBX)/Ultra Bide/Pleasure Unit/etc… also worked with Cibo Matto/The The/Kramer(Butthole Surfers)/Scotty Hard(producer Medeski Martin & Wood, U Tang Clan)/G-Love/Jimmy Tenor/etc… can’t list it all! As well as my own project Retada/Tadanoshin along with Japo Space Rock MARIANNE/Space Library(with Dan Snazalle of Snazzy FX)… mainly punk/funk/experimental/rock/electro/jazz/avant-garde but I am into all kind of music. I started out with Elvis Presley/Ray Charles/Sergio Mendes/Harry Belafonte when I was a kid and went to British Rock/Metal/J-pop in High School… Now I am into ambient/free jazz and no overdubs…
I am originally from Tokyo but moved to NYC at age of 19… having a dream of being successful musician/artist, just like any other ambitious youngsters… I wanted to try out at world wide level, which wasn't the case in Tokyo for me. NYC was totally perfect for that, and it didn't take me a long time to meet a lot of greats… I met a lot of guys thru Original Knitting Factory on Houston st/CBGB’s/The Cooler/Brownies and sometimes just hanging out at bars and coffee shops…
I always liked music of all genre(I really mean all!). It's all about creating a good sound for whatever that project needs, either all by yourself or with your team. You seek what that music needs and work on it. It seems simple but it takes time and effort. You can make bad music with your expensive gear, if you are not into it. Or you can make some great music with literally anything, if you do it in a smart way. Music is such a magic like that. I certainly experienced both side…
As a musician, I always enjoyed all the equipment I used, ranging from a high-end vintage synthesizer to a half broken guitar. They are your tools and become part of your body. Regarding of what you use, you have to have a great relationship with your instruments, just like your life partner or your friends. Then you can create something great, I believe.
I was a busy musician for a long time but found it difficult to keep up that way after becoming a father of two. I had to turn down a lot of gigs. But I couldn’t work anything but music related. That's when I started this online business 5 years ago.
I happen to have a good relationship with Electro Harmonix for a long time. So I started selling pedals first but my desire for musical instruments just won't stop! Every month I keep adding more stuff and the store isn’t just about the pedals anymore…
Please ask me any questions about the gear, music, life or whatever! I am here for you!
Keep on Electrifying!!!
Feb 25th 2016
Tada aka Retada / Tadanoshin
BOUTIQUE PEDAL NYC / TOKIO NY
Tadayuki Hirano a/k/a TADA, RETADA, TADANOSHIN
Tokio NY Organizer, Boutique Pedal NYC
Multi-instrumentalist, Singer, Composer...
Moved to New York City from Tokyo in 1987...
As a Multi-Instrumentalist / Underground music session guy, he has played with artists and bands like:
Japo Space Rock Marianne, Retada, Tadanoshin, Chin Chin, Blonde Redhead, Ultra Bide USA, Cibo Matto, Russell Simins, The The, Natural Calamity, Leyona, Elvis Costello, Steve Arrington(Slave), Sheena & The Rokkets, Tommy Price(Joan Jett & The Black Hearts), Lo-Hi, Renne Sebastian, The Caroline Know, Spike Priggen, Steve Shelly(Sonic Youth), Anton Fier, Micah Gaugh, Dub Nomads, Keiko Terada, Alice Donut, Jello Biafra, Jimmy Tenor, Jim Foetus, Taiji Sato, Kramer, etc...
・BQE to SPACE (Nonlinear 2017)
JAPO SPACE ROCK MARIANNE :
・1st ep (Tokio NY)
・2nd ep (Tokio NY)
・3rd ep (Tokio NY)
・TOZAN LP (Tokio NY)
BLONDE REDHEAD :
・Amescream / Big song 7" (Oxo Records/1993)
・Vague / Jet star 7" (Smells Like Records 1994)
・Blonde Redhead (Gut Records 1995)
・La Mia Vita Violenta (Smells Like Records 1995)
・masculin féminin (The Numero Group 2016)
・Let The Music Ruin Your Day （Tokio NY/2006)
・Beautiful Day （Tokio NY/2006)
CHIN CHIN :
・1st LP (Dialect Recordings/2007)
・1st LP (Definitivejux/2008)
・Appetite 12" (Dialect Recordings/2007)
・Toot D'amour 12" (Dialect Recordings/2007)
・Flashing, The Fancing (Definitivejux/2009)
・Go There with You (Definitivejux/2009)
・Air Mail (Heavenly Sweetness/2009)
ULTRA BIDE :
・Africa (Heart First Records/1994)
・Kill Me Tender (Carbon 14 Magazine/1995)
・Let's Go To War (Alternative Tentacle Records/1995)
・Wash Your Ass and Kill Me Slowly 7" (Konkurrel/1995)
・Get High (Gee Street/1996)
・God is God, Puke is Puke (Alternative Tentacle Records/1995)
・Super Milk (Alternative Tentacle Records/1995)
・Maximum Avant Cruelty (Alternative Tentacle Records/1995)
・Hardcore Holidays (Virgin Music Canada/1996)
・Picklemania (Go Kart/1995)
・Chaos Riot (Riot Label)
・Chaos Riot 2 (Riot Label)
・Chaotic Soup (Riot Label)
・LIve At The Baby Jupiter (Babyjupiter/2001)
・8 Trk Cassette Jam (Tokio NY)
・Unreleased ep (Tokio NY)
・Department H (Lion Record/1996)
・Love (Sony Music/2003)
・Sun Road (Sony Music/2003)
KEN NAKANO & The Flying Penguins :
・Thirsty (Borderless Music/1996)
MEN WITHOUT THE PANTS (RUSSELL SIMINS & DAN The AUTOMATOR) :
・Naturally (Expansion Team/2007)
・LA RAIZ (RX label 2004 Bass on Pura Vida)
BRANDI IFGRAY :
・Stargazar LP (Puu/1999)
・Guns went off 12" Maurice Fulton Mixes 12" (Puu/1998)
TRUCK STOP :
・Coast To Coast 12" (Wordsound/2001)
・Truck Stop To The Rescue EP(Wordsound/2001)
・LP (Shimmy Disc/1995)
THE CAROLINE KNOW :
・Krushedy Krush (#1 Records/1992)
・Popsicle 'C' (The Bus Stop Label/1993)
・Stay This World(ROVA/2002)
BLUE WHALES : Congregation (Shimmy Disc/1998)
・Wind Runs Through It (Shimmy Disc/2000)
PLEASURE UNIT :
・1st (Trino Records/2001)
・Live at the Baby Jupiter (Babyjupiter/2001)
Singing Japanese Enka "YOSAKU" at Studio BPM for JAPAN Vol.4 !!!
Big Roto Toms...
At Mars Bar after CBGB show? 1994...
RETADANOSHIN ORCHESTRA 2005
Ultra Bide USA : Satoru Ito, Hidenori Fujiwara, Tadayuki Hirano
Blonde Redhead :Tada Hirano, Simone Pace, Amedeo Pace, Kazu Makino
The Pleasure Unit :Kareem bunton, Torbitt Schwartz(Run The Jewels), Tadayuki Hirano, Jaleel Bunton(TV on the Radio)
Japo Spec Rock Marianne :Tadayuki Hirano, Satoru Ito(Jimmy Tenor Band,etc...), Takuya Nakamura(Jo Jo Mayer's Nerve, Coco Rosie, etc...)
Chin Chin : Wilder Zoby... Jeremy Wilms..Torbitt Schwartz..
Plus friends; Tada Hirano, Jeff Pierce, Jesse Boykins III,Yusuke Yamamoto, Aaron Johnson, Eric Biondo, Dave Smith, Stuart Bogie, Colin Stetson, Felix Chen, Yoshi Takemasa, Marcus Farrar and many more......
with Chin Chin...
Japanese Gang at The Roots' Independence Day Party In Philly!!!
Tada Hirano, Yusuke Yamamoto(Channel U, Chin Chin, Etc...), Dai Miyazaki(Lauren Hill band)
with Legendary Steve Arrington from SLAVE @ Southpaw in Brooklyn. One of the funnest show ever played!
with Captain Kirk(The Roots) at VANS Guitar Battle!!! We go way back!
Retada recording session @ Bob James with Jeff Pierce, Scott Harding(producer of Medeski Martin & Wood, U tang Clan, etc...), Smoota(Tv on the Radio, etc...)!!!
HOPE TO C U SOON!!!
SPACE LIBRARY (modular synth & drums) by Dan Snazalle & Tadayuki Hirano
Japo Space Rock Marianne "Slippin'"
Japo Space Rock Marianne album "TOZAN"
at Jazz a Vienne in FRANCE with Chin Chin