This club event was held in Kabukicho, one of the seedier parts of Tokyo, a place where I can count on white-suited men turning to me to ask “sex? Japanese girl?” while making pretty detailed gestures at me. Maltine rented out an old burlesque club…
I didn’t know how many people liked Maltine before the elevator doors opened - the answer is a lot.
At one point, someone played a juke remix of Perfume’s “Polyrhythm.” The weirdest moment, though, was when one DJ simply played an unedited version of Dead Prez’s “Hip Hop” - cred wasn’t on the line, dudes just played whatever they wanted and the crowd ate it up.