It's that time of the year again – our annual year-end bonenkai and Christmas party takes over Time Out Café & Diner in Ebisu with a packed programme of tunes, food and booze. This year's theme is 'Japan+?', a nod to our lineup with its mix of innovative national and international, Japan-inspired artists. The main acts are veteran Tokyo DJ Takeshi Kubota, who never fails to fire up a crowd, and the folk songs-meet-electronic beats-meets-video project Omodaka by Soichi Terada, our headliner last year and part of the legendary Rush Hour. On top of all that madness, we also have DJ Dandy, the American import who decided that Showa beats needed some dusting off and promptly co-launched the popular monthly Showa Kayo Night at Shibuya's Rhythm Cafe.
UPDATE: The lineup will also include Toyomu, the Kyoto-based artist who shocked the world with Imagining 'The Life of Pablo', self-released on Bandcamp this March. Produced under the concept of remixing Kanye's The Life Of Pablo without actually having heard it, this surreal creation was followed by Zekkei, an album composed of all-original material.
And that's not all: in joyful news for boozehounds, the first 200 guests on the night will get to enjoy all-you-can-drink sake from five breweries, served in a special Time Out Tokyo nihonshu cup. The price? A laughable ¥500.
For a preview of what to look forward to music-wise, check out the clips below: