Dumplings and Dance Music. Name a better duo. I’ll wait.
82-year-old Sumiko Iwamuro is the full embodiment this duo. DJ Sumiko (or DJ Dumpling), runs a Dumpling restaurant in Tokyo during the day, and spins techno at in the Shinjuku district at night.
Sumirock developed her love for music from her father, who was a jazz drummer. She had to hide her love for jazz during World War II, since it was the music the enemy. She would have pursued her passion for music earlier, if she wasn’t so busy running her families dumpling and gyoza restaurant.
DJ Dumpling is not new to the scene, as she picked up DJing at the youthful age 70. Sumiko does not limit herself to just techno though. She “add(s) jazz, French chanson and a bit classical music.”
If you’re as intrigued as we are, here’s a small preview one her sets at the R Lounge back in 2011.