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DJ Sumirock is the 82-year-old Japanese woman who cooks by day and DJs by night

"It’s fundamentally techno music..."

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. 

On the other end of the age spectrum, Federico Gardenghi is set to become the youngest ever DJ be streamed live by DJ Mag, when he plays an exclusive set from our London offices later today (Thursday 13th April). Tune in here. 

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