Some of Japan’s more potent strains of hip-hop, dub, rock and taiko (Japanese drum) punk will be on show in Yokohama this weekend for the two-day Kaikoo Meets Revolution festival. The event is the brainchild of DJ Baku, scenester and turntablist extraordinaire, whose Kaikoo parties (the word translates as “chance meeting”) have become a byword for wonky eclecticism.

This weekend’s is the biggest and most diverse party to date. Hip-hop, naturally, is well represented, with local underground veterans Tha Blue Herb and Mic Jack Production rubbing shoulders with Germany’s Al Haca. Baku himself will be there showcasing tracks from his recent “Dharma Dance” LP, while DJ sets come courtesy of Kaikoo regulars Goth-Trad and Shiro the Goodman, Boredoms frontman Eye and various others.

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