Coppé is the “Legendary Godmother of Japanese Electronica.” Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her Mango + Sweetrice label, Coppé is a versatile producer, singer, and keyboardist who has collaborated with electronic music luminaries from Plaid to DJ Vadim.
Coppé’s discography extends from her eponymous 1995 debut to last year’s experimental-minded Void. As a child, she won a “Best Song for Children” of Nihon Record Taisho award (sometimes called “Japanese Grammy”) for her song “Peke No Uta.”
Coppé also has an extensive background as radio and TV host, interviewing artists including Ray Charles, Bob Marley, James Brown, Madonna, the Police, Cyndi Lauper and Michael Jackson.
Coppé’s real name is Yoshimi, which means pure, good and beautiful in Japanese. She was given the nickname Coppé by her mother because on her birth day she resembled a loaf of bread of the same name.
Coppé is currently marking 20 years of Mango + Sweet Rice with a worldwide tour that stops next in New York City in May, 2016.