Sumiko Iwamuro — aka DJ Sumirock — runs a dumpling restaurant by day and DJs in clubs by night in her hometown of Tokyo. She holds down a monthly residency at DecaBarZ nightclub in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, after she first got into DJing a decade ago at the tender age of 70.
Describing the music she plays, DJ Sumirock says: “It’s fundamentally techno music, but just that would be boring. I add jazz, French chanson and a bit of classical music.”
Dubbed “DJ Dumpling” by news outlets, she’s been popping all up over the internet thanks to a feature on Al Jazeera, you can watch their mini-documentary on DJ Sumirock below.