Night Tempo Livestream DJ Set
Bringing Retro Culture to You!
November 12, 2020
Close your curtains, turn on the neon lights and put on your spandex, for an exclusive livestream DJ set with South Korean producer Night Tempo. Join us for 2 hours of city pop to future funk and get nostalgic!
Jung Kyung-ho, who goes by the name of Night Tempo, has been creating music since 2015. Describing his music as future funk, a subgenre of vaporwave, Night Tempo samples 1970 and 80s Japanese music from cassettes with the desire to evoke warm fuzzy feelings of nostalgia. His love for 1980s retro culture, especially Japanese city pop, has helped propel the genre into the contemporary music landscape. One of his most notable contributions to the recent resurgence of city pop is his 2016 remaster of Mariya Takeuchi’s Plastic Love which, to this day, has over 40 million views on YouTube. His 2019 album, 夜韻 Night Tempo features cover art by acclaimed Japanese artist Hiroshi Nagai, the subject of The Japan Foundation, Sydney’s current exhibition, Hiroshi Nagai: Paintings for Music.
To learn more about Night Tempo, his love for city pop music and the intersection of race and culture in the international music industry, tune into an interview with Jung Kyung-ho on FBi Radio’s program Race Matters airing on November 7 at 6pm. A link to the episode will be added to this page once it airs.
November 12, 2020 (Thursday)
Registrations close November 12 at 9am AEDT.
A Zoom link will be sent your registered email at 10am on the day of the event. If you have not received the link by 12pm, please contact us.
(02) 8239 0055
Header image: Hiroshi Nagai, 夜韻 Night Tempo, 2019, acrylic on canvas, © the artist