Koda Kumi (28) is collaborating with the Asian American electro/hip-hop group Far East Movement, it was learned on Thursday. They are each involved on one of the tracks from the other’s upcoming album, scheduled for simultaneous release on March 23.
Koda will provide vocals for Far East Movement’s “Make It Bump feat. Koda Kumi,” included on the Japanese release of their album “Free Wired.” The original version of the album was released in the United States in October 2010 and marked their major label debut.
Far East Movement, on the other hand, is featured on the song “POP DIVA DJ VIRMAN Remix – FAR EAST MOVEMENT” on Koda’s remix album “DRIVING HIT’S 3.”
Both songs will be available as chaku-uta ringtones on March 23, the same day the albums go on sale.
Far East Movement’s “Free Wired” is being released by Universal Music. In 2008, they released their first album “Folk Music” (2006) in Japan under the title “Round Round” through Avex.