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Jemapur live in action. © W+K TOKYO LAB

Doesn’t it seem like W+K Tokyo Lab have been hard at work filling up your calendar with one exciting event after another? Check it out: to follow up on the fresh release of Jemapur’s CD+DVD Evacuation, the Lab are throwing an album release party for their newest family member. A few words on Jemapur, the twenty-one year old beat building prodigy aptly represents a new generation of beat crafters happy to set up shop at the intersection of influences like hip hop, electronica and even classical.

That one of Jemapur’s musical fixations is exploring how his personal muse J.S. Bach would compose electronic music in the present in addition to the recent collaborative effort with guitarist Cutsign (under the name DELMAK) is proof Jemapur is all about mixing things up. Evacuation hit stores on November 26th but the release party is going down Wednesday at Tsuki-miru-kimi-omou in Aoyama. Check the details below.

Jemapur Album Release Party
When: Wednesday, December 10 at 7:00 PM.
Where: Tsuki-miru-kimi-omou (
Tickets: 3000 Yen in advance or 3,500 Yen at the door.
Line up: Jemapur, Cutsigh (Audio Active), Manathol, VJ: W+K Lab VJs and Masato Tsutsui, DJ: Kei (bwugung)

In case you missed it, here’s our interview with the Tokyo Lab.

Wait! There’s more…

W+K Tokyo also has a three-week exhibition running until December 24th at the Ginza Graphic Gallery (GGG), titled OYKOT. A well-deserved retrospective on the last ten years of the agency’s creative efforts since its Tokyo inception. For over ten years W+K Tokyo has pulled off the delicate balancing act of fusing culture and commerce and in doing so, has created something of a relationship of mutual inspiration with the megalopolis that is Tokyo. A considerable collection of works will be on display for you to check out to get a sense of the people, the process and the vibe that go into making it all happen. Definitely stop by when you have a chance, this is recommended! And its free, OK? Free!

When: Until Wednesday December 24 (Closed on Sundays/Holidays).
Times: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Until 6:00 PM on Saturdays)
Entrance: Act like you know!
Where: Ginza Graphic Gallery
DNP Ginza Building 1st floor 7-2,
Ginza 7-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
TEL: 03-3571-5206


Text: vicente gutierrez

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