April 20th, 2013
We've got some exciting news! Announcements coming soon on events for spring & summer 2013! DJ Greg Hignight has a couple appearances coming up in May. Full details on the way!
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Tune in Tokyo is the sound of Asia. This five member DJ unit, featuring co-founders Greg Hignight and Del Martin, and DJs Tora, Ally, and RisaLight, have been spinning J-Pop, K-Pop, and Asian Rock since 2008 at clubs and special events throughout Los Angeles. Tune in Tokyo produces club parties, fashion events and live shows spotlighting Japanese and Asian entertainment, including the SAKURA BOMB showcase at 2nd Street Jazz in Little Tokyo, and also provides booking and promotional support for Japanese artists appearing in the Los Angeles area.
どうも皆さん、こんにちは! Ｔｕｎｅ Ｉｎ Ｔｏｋｙｏ！ 初イベントが大成功だったので、また二回目をやっちゃいたいと思いま～す！ これからもイベント、バンバンやっていきたいと思います。 ＤＪさんたちが最新のJPOP, KPOP, Asian Rock や日本の音楽だけを流します。 日本の音楽がお好きな方たちにはバッチリ！おどって、友達を作ってさわぎましょう～！
GREG HIGNIGHT | Event Director, Music Consultant and VJ
Greg Hignight co-founded Tune in Tokyo with Del Martin to create a showcase for Japanese and global pop, and provide LA's first nightclub destination for Asian fashion and pop culture. Under his direction, Tune in Tokyo's events have encompassed club parties, live shows, convention appearances, and retail and art openings. In addition to serving as part of the DJ unit, Greg is also the creative director, developing event concepts, designing marketing materials and booking talent for live performances. Working together with the Tune in Tokyo team, he is thrilled to be presenting the best in Asian dance pop & indie rock, and Japanese street fashion to Los Angeles. Greg Hignight also works with the SPJA / Anime Expo as the Director of Marketing. More information at www.greghignight.com, and www.anime-expo.org
DJ DEL | Event Producer and DJ
DJ Del was born in a dark room filled with bright lights and bass beats. A long time fixture in LA’s underground club scene, his c.v. includes residencies at seminal LA indie clubs Café Bleu and Club Trash. He was also chosen by Club Giant to be the opening DJ for The Killers at their very first New Years Eve party in downtown LA. He was a founding member of International Pop Conspiracy – the precurser to Tune in Tokyo and credits his fellow Tune in Tokyo DJs for exposing him to the best in international pop from Asia and around the world. When not tearing up the decks or manning the front of house at Tune in Tokyo events, DJ Del can be found rocking a pair of very flashy shoes, and a smoky eye on dance floors from Paris to Shanghai.
DJ TORA | Promoter, Music Consultant and DJ
"Music is my boyfriend. He makes me smile, laugh, and cry. He moves me on the inside and out. I try not to be a selfish girl and share him with the rest of the world which is why I DJ. Since the days of International Pop Conspiracy, I started sharing his diverse beauty I love so much with all of you. Music has been with me from the day I was born until the day I die. Some of my friends might call me obsessive. My heart tells me otherwise."
DJ ALLY | Promoter and VJ
DJ Ally graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with an Honors B.F.A. in Dramatic Writing for Film and Television. She relocated to Los Angeles in 2007, and while pursuing her own independent writing projects, Ally is focusing on acting as well, performing in Robert DeNiro's "The Good Shepherd" and more recently on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" DJ Ally has anime to thank for first introducing her to Japanese music and eventually the wider world of global pop. Allyson's personal website can be found at www.allysonfloyd.com.
DJ RISALIGHT | Promoter, Translator and DJ
DJ RisaLight is a pop punk & hardcore lover, anime nerd, model, translator and event promoter, who has modeled for companies including Rockeresque Beauty Company and Roland Royalty. You can find her Model Mayhem profile here, and be sure to like her official Facebook page! DJ RisaLight also produces anime and cosplay events through her promotional group Cherry-Jelly Productions, and specializes in bilingual support and guest relations for Japanese artists appearing in the U.S.
MANDIE BETTENCOURT | Fashion and Special Programming Manager
Mandie Bettencourt is the planner for Tune in Tokyo's fashion and special events, and has coordinated major fashion shows including the "Japan. Endless Discovery" event for the Consulate General of Japan in March 2012, and the "Japan Fashion Mix at Anime Expo 2012: Global Fashion Show", in addition to producing shows at Tune in Tokyo's "Akihabara Winter Wonderland" and "Harajuku Holiday", and has also worked with brands including Chubby Bunny, dolldelight, Rilakkuma, and Kapi-Bara-San. Mandie also loves video games, cosplay, comics, conventions, and all things geeky! Her blog geekyglamorous.com chronicles her adventures at nerdy events and talks geeky fashion, and also includes product reviews! Be sure to check out Mandie's YouTube channel for more!
Tune in Tokyo's showcase SAKURA BOMB is held at 2nd Street Jazz--the destination in the Little Tokyo area for music fans, with monthly Rock, Hip Hop, Punk and Jazz events. The venue frequently plays host to live appearances by Asian and Asian-American artists. 2nd Street Jazz is located at 366 E 2nd Street, at the corner of 2nd and Central, in Los Angeles. For more information, www.2ndstjazz.com.
♪ Tune in Tokyo: Where Jpop and Jrock Rule
♪ Remember What the Dormouse Said: Mad Tea Party at Royal/T
♪ Rockers & Idols: Japanese Magazine Cure's Anime Expo Afterparty
♪ Planning Your Weekend Early? Get Ready for a Jpop Double Header on Saturday
♪ Tune in Tokyo Where Jpop Becomes LA Pop
♪ J-Pop Street Fashion at Tune in Tokyo
♪ J-pop and Purikura: The Next Wave in Nighttime Fun?
♪ What Was Burning up Tune in Tokyo's NYE Dance Floor? Lady Gaga
♪ New Year's Eve 2009 Downtown Crawl
♪ Best of the Fan Conventions 2009
♪ TUNE IN TOKYO LOS ANGELES JPOP PARTY PHOTOS: COSPLAY, JROCK, PURIKURA, ANIME EVENT HOSTED BY LA CARMINA
♪ DJ SiSeN and Moon Kana bring their Cute, Cyber Party to Los Angeles
♪ Greg Hignight & Del Martin: Founders, Tune in Tokyo
♪ “Cosplay in America” Book event at Royal T
♪ Yokoso News: Interview with Tune in Tokyo
♪ Club Fashion: Tune in Tokyo
♪ Back to School Night @ Tune in Tokyo
♪ Tune in Tokyo's 2nd Anniversary Party
♪ UTB 18.2 News Digest 12/25/2010 "Holiday Hot Mess"
♪ Diamond Gal Circle Brings Cute and Sexy Japanese Street Fashion to Los Angeles
♪ Gal Crazy at Holiday Hot Mess
♪ QPop Shop Opening party!
♪ AX Live Interview with Tune in Tokyo
♪ Bunny Booths: Tune in Tokyo’s “Back to School” night at Royal/T
♪ AX Live coverage of BAD GIRL / GOOD GIRL at Royal/T
♪ Tune in Tokyo Presents GAL-LOWEEN 10/26/11
♪ Tune in Tokyo Presents Akihabara Winter Wonderland: Slideshow at the LA Weekly
♪ Harajuku Holiday: Lolita Fashion Showcase at Royal/T
♪ Tune in Tokyo Presents "Otsukare-Sama, Royal/T!"
♪ Anime Expo 2012 Fashion Show on KTLA Morning News coordinated by Mandie Bettencourt & Olivia Rivera
♪ ABC News coverage of Lounge 21 at Anime Expo 2012 (lounge coordinated by Greg Hignight)
♪ Japanese pop culture on display at Anime Expo at L.A. Convention Center
♪ Out of Japan, and into Lolita
Booking and Media Inquiries: denversaur@gmail[dot]com.