13 Apr FEMM join the HYPER JAPAN x JPU Records Party in London, 23 April!
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. The event takes place at the o2 Academy2 Islington on Sunday 23 April 2017 and 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.
Tickets now on sale for £10+fees: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F00528D9EC22889
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/710903405736987/
A dance and pop duo formed by two mannequins, RiRi and Lula. Prior to their debut, they were a smash hit mainly among teens in the US and Europe. With their popularity increasing, they have been gaining support from fashionistas and influencers around the world. Also, in Japan they have consistently been in the news after appearing in the Google Android TV commercial and performing at popular events like “FASHION’S NIGHT OUT,” “ ULTRA JAPAN” and “YouTube FanFest.” In February 2016, they made a major debut with “PoW! / L.C.S.＋Femm-Isation.” (The music video was labeled a “BUZZ CLIP” by MTV Japan.) For the video, they collaborated 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. FEMM is now under the spotlight as the new fashion icon.
Shirobon is an electronic musician from London, England. In 2006 Shirobon started making music using a Nintendo Game Boy 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!
HYPER JAPAN – 14-16 July at Tobacco Dock, London – is a celebration of all things Japanese. From traditional handicrafts to up-and-coming music acts, we live to bring the best and coolest parts of Japan to this side of the world. This year’s Festival program includes chiptune artist TORIENA, edgy electro group REOL, a three day residency by Urban Food Fest, and many more artists and performers yet to be announced!
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.