Ike Kawaguchi is an Alternative Artist, bringing a refreshing touch to the industry with an original and authentic style. His flow and creativity set him apart from competition.Coming from humble beginnings, Ike Kawaguchi ran away from home at 15 to couch surf, skate, and perform in local metal bands in Los Angeles. Music was his solace away from life’s everyday struggles and he soon found himself recording and mixing hip-hop records among some of the music industry’s most revered names and attending audio engineering school. Early on, Kawaguchi found a tremendous passion for guitar that soon gave way to him touring nationally throughout China as the lead guitarist performing on a custom eight-string guitar in the Chinese band “ Voodoo Kungfu.” In 2015, the band performed in front of thousands and won the Chinese MIDI Award for best live performance. Growing restless from performing in metal bands, Kawaguchi soon began experimenting with various genres, forming a pop electronic duo. As Kawaguchi continued to play around with various sounds combining his guitar, piano, drums, bass, and vocal skills, he created a new genre he’s named “emo funk.” His solo work is a reflection of his unique musical background and experience that masterfully places his poetic and soulful vocals in the center.