Butterz brings grime to Tokyo

UK-Japan News November 2018

London’s Butterz, an independent music label specialising in grime, a musical style with hints of hip-hop, reggae and Jamaican dance hall that took form in London in the early 2000s, celebrated its eighth birthday on 10 November at the nightclub Unit in Daikanyama. Japan is one of the places grime first took hold, which is the reason Butterz founders Elijah Thomas and William Eugene chose to mark the occasion in Tokyo, according to a 7 November Japan Times story. The show was also an opportunity for Thomas and Eugene to recognise local promoter DBS-TOKYO, with whom Butterz enjoys close ties to promote UK music in Japan.