#HJ2020 News

Iken-no!? UK!? winner to appear at HYPER JAPAN!

New all-Japan audition show brings up-and-coming talent to London!

Announcing our latest performer… we don’t know who yet!
PayNoah has just announced the Iken-no!? UK!? (I can go to the UK!?) audition contest with the top prize – a live show at HYPER JAPAN Festival 2020.

With production genius TeddyLoid as the judge for the best DJ/Trackmaker category, you can be sure they’ll choose something incredible. The first place winner will even have their flights and accommodation paid for!

Application runs through the whole of March, so we’re going to have to be a little patient until we can announce the winning act, but as soon as we have any new information we will keep you all up to date.

Guest Judges

Band Category

Tom Smith (JPU Records)
Tom is one of the founders of JPU Records which promotes Japanese artists in the UK, Europe and beyond. Artists include the GazetteE, ASIAN FUNG-FU GENERATION, Denpa-Gumi inc, and FLOW.

DJ/Trackmaker Category

TeddyLoid started his music career at the age of 18 when he accompanied MIYAVI as a main DJ/Sound producer. He has been chosen as the 5th most played Japanese artist on Spotify in 2016. Since then he has released 2 albums, and performed at music festivals in the U.S., Asia and Europe. In 2020, he was invited to collaborate with Shingo Katori for his album “20200101” which reached number 1 in the Oricon popular music charts.

Please see the website for details of this audition: https://www.tunecore.co.jp/wanted/paynoah2020

If you just can’t wait, head over to our performer’s page for your fix of awesome Japanese artists announced so far: