JPU Records Host Official HYPER JAPAN After Party

HYPER JAPAN After Party 2014
London’s Largest Japanese Music Label Teams Up With the UK’s Biggest Japanese Pop Culture Event for the Ultimate J-pop Party

When: Saturday 26 July 2014 (7pm-midnight)
Where: Namco Funscape, County Hall, Riverside Buildings, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB. (map)
Nearest Tube/Train: Westminster, Waterloo.
Tickets: Free entry (500 capacity – one in one out if full)
Performances: Broken Doll, YANAKIKU, Kero Kero Bonito, Kelsey Ellison
DJ: JPU Records staff
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JPU Records is proud to announce that it will be organising the official HYPER JAPAN after party on Saturday 26 July 2014. The event, celebrating all things J-pop, will take place at Namco Funscape in County Hall, Westminster, from 7pm and will be entirely free entry for all.

Four performance artists will be joining the event. Coming all the way from Japan will be cute punk rockers Broken Doll and ‘KimiCos’ duo YANAKIKU, plus British talents Kero Kero Bonito and Kelsey Ellison. There will also be popular tracks from Japan spun by JPU Records to keep the party atmosphere buzzing, as well as arcade machines, a licensed bar, snacks, dodgems, bowling and more available at additional costs.

JPU Records will also be exhibiting at HYPER JAPAN in Earls Court between 25-27 July, selling a wide range of CDs and merchandise from Japanese rock, pop and metal artists. The label will also be collecting ‘get well soon’ messages from fans of its artist SPYAIR. The pop-rock band, which has music in The Amazing Spider-Man and anime series Bleach and Gundam, recently had to postpone tour dates due to vocalist IKE suffering from acute bronchitis.

Equal parts band, part Harajuku-fashion brand. Broken Doll are a culmination of Japanese pop and street culture influences with a twist of punk rock energy. Channelling the spirit of Blondie and Sex Pistols via Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (who also wears Broken Doll’s fashion accessories) and Babymetal, Broken Doll are guaranteed to charm and kick-ass in equal measure. This will be part of their first performances outside of Japan.


Combining mainstream and sub-cultural Japanese influences, this cool and quirky decora influenced J-pop duo have a unique perspective on the world. Having earned themselves a sizeable UK fanbase the last time they visited, their next step along the road to global culture domination includes an English version of crowd favourite “Fujiyama△Disco”.

Along with their trademark catchy melodies and dance routines, this pair distinguish themselves from the rest of the J-pop crowd with their ‘Kimocos’- a totally original mashup of cosplay and kimono that are taking the music and fashion worlds by storm!

An electric-pop trio featuring vocals from half-Japanese kawaii rapper Sarah Bonito, and funky chiptune and electro beats created live from Gus and Jamie Bonito.

Kelsey Ellison LondonKELSEY ELLISON:
Kelsey Ellison is a professional performer from the U.K. who also uploads videos to YouTube. Her videos include a variety of subjects such as Japanese and Korean pop covers, English covers, vlogs, reviews and tutorials. She has recently released her debut single titled “Pom Pom“.

As of now she has almost 47,000 subscribers, over 6 million total views and has topped the weekly YouTube Japan music chart at #2 numerous times.

Date: 25th – 27th July 2014
Address: Earls Court One, Warwick Road, London, SW5 9TA
Nearest Tube: Earls Court

Opening Hours: 
• Friday 25th July – 12:00 – 19:00
• Saturday 26th July 09:15 – 14:15 or 15:15 – 20:15
• Sunday 27th July – 09:30 –18:00


Japan Underground ft. Japanese Michael Jackson Tribute DISCYU – 2 Feb 2013

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When: Saturday 2 February 2013 from 7pm.
Where: Namco Fun Scape, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB.
Tickets: £6 – available from WeGotTickets and TheTicketSellers. Tickets cannot be purchased on the door.
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19:00 – Doors open / DJ set
19:30 – Pussycat Dolls tribute
20:00 – Michael Jackson tribute (BAD tour by BEAT-San)
20:30 – DJ set
21:15 – Michael Jackson tribute (This Is It tour by DISCYU)
22:00 – DJ set
23:30 – Close

Whether you’re a smooth criminal or a dirty Diana, you’re in for a thriller of a night this February. Japan Underground, one of the UK’s leading Japanese music promoters, is flying in five-piece Michael Jackson tribute act DISCYU all the way from Japan for a special one-off evening of entertainment that’s tipped to be dangerous, bad and off the wall.

So, if you wanna be startin’ somethin’, you better be heading down to London’s Namco Fun Scape on Saturday 2 February 2013 to shake your body. Japan Underground will be taking over the venue’s downstairs bar and arcade for a night dedicated to the King of Pop, Japanese style! On top of the dance performance from  DISCYU, there will be DJ sets throughout the night, incorporating cover songs from Japanese artists and pop classics, plus you can beat it on an array of arcade machines, as well as karaoke and bowling being available – plus a fully licensed bar. Shamon!

DISCYU is the latest signing to Japan’s Legend of Rock, an agency specialising in tribute acts to the world’s best loved artists. Other groups under the collective include QUEER as QUEEN – a Queen tribute act that performed in London in 2012 – and Metallica tribute Hattallica, who sold out their first London show in 2011 and are regulars at Japan’s Summer Sonic Festival.

Check out the video below for a tour of the venue.

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