For the final instalment of transcendental gay rave DISCOSODOMA, the crew have recruited Japanese DJ and producer Powder as their special guest! Little is known about this enigmatic rising star, whose Internet presence is limited simply to Soundcloud, allowing her music to speak for itself. She has recently been catching the attention of parties across Europe, after her set at Berlin's Cocktail D'Amore cemented her as a serious force to be reckoned with. We are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming her to Dalston SUperstore for her lazer basment debut. She caught up with DISCOSODOMA to chat Japan's party scene, travel and plans for the future!
Hello Powder! We are really excited to have you at DISCOSODOMA this December, which is also one of the dates of your second European tour. Which city has caught your heart so far during your travels overseas?
... I'm feeling a sprinkle of love in every city!
Through your travelling, we assume you have seen different interpretations of Japanese culture. What are the biggest mistakes people make in representing your country’s culture? For example in food and music?
Thanks to the Internet, people make less mistakes in the representation of Japanese culture, but of course I feel a bit sad every time I come across something being misrepresented.
After the repeal of the dancing ban in Japan, how has the dance scene in the country changed? Are there any notable new club spaces and parties?
I have never taken an active part in Japan’s and more specifically in Tokyo’s officially regulated scene. I have always preferred warehouse parties, both before and after the repeal of the dancing ban.
What about clubbing for the LGBTQ+ community? What makes it more different compared to your experiences in Europe, with Cocktail d'Amore for example?
It's quite different. As far as I know, it is no exaggeration to say that there is no other party like Cocktail d'Amore and other parties in Europe. In Japan, the community is evolving in their own unique way in a different field such as bar, show, karaoke!
Where would you take us out if we were visiting Tokyo?
There are 2 options:
- ramen tour
- deep spiritual coffee shop 'Meikyoku Kissa Lion' (no marijuana)
In your opinion, who are the DJs and producers coming out of the Japanese scene that we should take notice?
Between my day job and music, I am unfortunately left with no time to discover new talent...
If you could travel to party to any time in history, where and when would you go?
Definitely in a block party at Bronx during the 70s!
Are there any new exciting projects you are working on and you could share with us?
You will have to wait and see ;)
What shall we expect from your set at DISCOSODOMA?
We'll just be having super fun!
And finally disco is?
Disco does not discriminate me.
Catch Powder this Saturday at DISCOSODOMA from 9pm-4am at Dalston Superstore.