Music / March 22, 2021

Explore Japan’s nightlife with spatial audio in Discover Tokyo

Honey Dijon plays at the Moncler X launch event at the Musikbrauerei on October 11, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Sebastian Reuter/Getty
Music / March 22, 2021

Explore Japan’s nightlife with spatial audio in Discover Tokyo

Words: Dylan Murphy

Tune in this Friday and walk through the virtual club experience that will be soundtracked with original music from DJ Nobu, Honey Dijon and Kerri Chandler.

Just a few days ago, Club Qu and Asahi Super Dry announced Discover Tokyo, the world’s first virtual experience with spatial audio. 

The 45-minute 360 immersive virtual music experience will give viewers the opportunity to wander the neon-lit streets of the Japanese capital, before entering a digital art gallery and then finishing in a nightclub. Developed by the creators of the world’s first virtual nightclub; Club Qu, the new virtual experience, will be on loop for 24 hours from 08.00 in the UK through to Midnight in LA. 

Each area will feature original music from some of the biggest DJs in the world, including Honey Dijon, DJ Nobu and Kerri Chandler and the tracks will be mixed using spatial audio.

Visitors will be able to order a beer at the front door and enter a number of in-world competitions. There is also the opportunity to chat with people from around the world in each space and have group chats in private cubicles. 

Kerri Chandler spoke on the new experience saying:

“Nightlife in Japan is one of the most incredible I have ever seen and had the privilege to be a part of. From Shibuya to the outskirts of Okinawa, Japan is alive with excitement, creativity, dance crews and music lovers.”
When arriving from the airport, as soon as I see Rainbow Bridge I can’t stop smiling. Bars, restaurants and nightclubs are on the next level every time I visit, especially in Tokyo. Around midnight the trains stop running and the clubs stay packed, this is when you will hear the marathon DJ sets from local and international DJs that will last for hours. It’s one of my favourite places to perform. The longest I have ever played in Japan was for 16 hours straight. International DJ’s are invited often and always made to feel very welcome.”
Quality is very important in Japan and it shows in everything. It’s intertwined with tradition and showcasing emerging technology as well. Some of the best custom DJ setups and Sound Systems in the world are in Japan. I am very honoured to be a part of the Asahi Super Dry: Discover Tokyo project. I hope that you enjoy it.”

Click here to RSVP to the virtual event.