South Korean artist Night Tempo turns the past into party-starting numbers for now. Jung Kyung-ho’s dance project draws from ‘80s funk and disco, particularly the shimmering sounds of Japanese pop. He’s part curator, plucking tunes from artists he grew up loving and sharing these crystalline cuts to a 21st century crowd eager to be swept up in the sounds of yesteryear. He draws from these songs to make original numbers tocreate thumping floor fillers. Launched in 2015, Night Tempo has gone from creating bootleg remixes of hits by the likes of Tatsuro Yamashita and Mariya Takeuchi to YouTube success, to officially working with ‘80s pop superstars such as Wink, Anri, Miki Matsubara and more as part of his Night Tempo Presents The Showa Groove series. He also creates original tunes drawing inspiration from this period of music. Night Tempo has also started bringing his energetic live show to bigger stages, having played at venues across Asia, North America and more. He also appeared at the 2019 Fuji Rock Festival, one of the largest and most celebrated music festivals in Japan, where he started a late night rave-up to the sound of Japanese city pop. As the world slowly opens back up, he has his sights focused on bringing his retro-tinged party to listeners looking to let loose.
Ginger Root is the brainchild of Cameron Lew, who manages to not only be the figurehead of the project, but also writes, records, produces, directs, and edits every aspect of the project. While the nontraditional approach may have lead to a more gradual growth of the project it has resulted in Ginger Root gaining a devoted fanbase. After releasing their sophomore album, Rikki, in 2020 with much of it feeling lost to the moments of that year Lew decided to take a step back and try to write a succinct project to try and keep listeners engaged for as long as possible. The result of this redirection of energy was paired with a newfound influence from Japanese art and culture after Lew immersed himself while learning to speak the language. All of this was packaged and delivered on City Slicker in 2021. With this batch of songs Ginger Root finally saw his hard work pay off in a major way. The project connected with a massive audience on the internet, and resulted in songs like Juban District and Loretta exploding. Ginger Root’s internet presence grew steadily as well with his youtube amassing 160,000 subscribers and his Spotify nearly hitting 1 million monthly listeners.
In October 2016, the 1st ALBUM "Guess Who?" was released. Nulbarach performed at the Budokan only 2 years after that which sold out immediately. Nulbarich has already performed at over 50 festivals in Japan and abroad, including Seoul, Taipei, and Shanghai. JQ's style of live performance, sampling and assembling of live music, and the use of his own voice and voice-recordings are all unique with the background of a beat-maker. The groovy sound produced by JQ's beat-making style blends with his bilingual vocals. JQ's groovy sound, which comes from his style as a beat maker, is blended with his bilingual vocals and the groovy sounds of JQ's beat-making style blend with his bilingual vocals to create an emotional, pop original sound. "Null" but "Rich". The band's name also reflects JQ's ambivalent style.