This April 23! A celebration of great music from and inspired by Japan, brought to you by JPU Records and the UK’s largest Japanese culture festival, HYPER JAPAN. This event includes performances from Tokyo’s dance/pop mannequins FEMM, electronic musician Shirobon, and tunes span from JPU Records, the home of kick arse music from Japan.
When: 23 April, 7:30 PM
Where: O2 Academy2 Islington, N1 Centre, Islington, London, N1 0PS.
Tickets go on sale at 9 AM on 16 April! Buy them here!
A dance and pop duo formed by two “mannequins,” RiRi and Lula. Originally gaining popularity among teens in the US and Europe, they have been seeing growing support from fashionistas and influencers around the world. In February 2016, they made their major debut with “PoW! / L.C.S.＋Femm-Isation.” (The music video was labeled a “BUZZ CLIP” by MTV Japan.) This video featured collaborations with cutting edge creators and their unique choreography was highly acclaimed by influencers around the world, resulting in over 7.5 million views on YouTube. It’s now FEMM’s time to shine as they come in to the spotlight as new fashion icons.
Shirobon is an electronic musician from London, England. In 2006 Shirobon began making music using a Nintendo Game Boy and has never looked back. and went on to release music and play shows using only the Game Boy. In 2009 he took some time out to discover the world of modern production and came back into the scene in 2013 with his crossover EP ‘Back Tracking’. Shirobon now plays shows around the world and runs his record label ‘Hyperwave’. Known for his futuristic sound and catchy melodies Shirobon will deliver some extreme party vibes!
About JPU Records:
Dedicated to bringing cutting edge, kick arse music from Japan to the UK, Europe and beyond. From their offices in London, JPU Records aims to smash stereotypes, burst eardrums and fill shelves with their releases. The journey so far has led to their first artist, the GazettE being featured as a hot release in British industry mag Music Week, voted Music Act of the Year by the readers of NEO Magazine and chart success with each album and single getting to #1 in the iTunes Metal Charts. Other artists include HMV recommended BAND-MAID, SCANDAL, SPYAIR and Aldious, amongst others.