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82-Year-Old is a Dumpling Chef by Day, DJ by Night


Image: @sumirock27

Two turntables and a microphone ... and some delicious, delicious dumplings!

Meet 82-year-old Sumiko Iwamuro, who is a dumpling chef by day and club DJ by night. Iwamuro decided to take up the turntables when she was 70 - today, she's a regular fixture at the DecabarZ, a club in Shinjuku, Tokyo, going by the name DJ Sumirock:

Iwamuro describes her sound as fundamentally techno music, with jazz, French chanson and classical music mixed in. Ever curious and never one to give up her dreams, she hopes one day to debut on the New York club scene.

“When I spin the tables, I just want to match the beat, choose the right music,” she says when asked what keeps her practising her tunes and returning to spin records. “But the best thing is for my audience to enjoy themselves.”

Check out DJ Sumirock in action in this YouTube clip below:


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