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Watch seven short videos made during a recent instalment of the collective Japanese underground music event in Tokyo, featured in The Wire 360.

Clive Bell describes the Multiple Tap night in The Wire 360 as "a potential three-ring circus featuring a score of Japanese underground acts". The London edition of the event takes place this month at Cafe Oto. It is organised by Katsuyoshi Kou (who also performs), who says that "the purpose of this project is not just to hold a concert. If the artists gathered only for that, I would think it was meaningless. But in a few years’ time I want to change the world of this kind of music in Japan. This time we do a festival as one method for London. But we’re not doing this project in order to introduce these artists to the world. I would like to introduce the whole extreme music of Japan as one culture altogether... This kind of music is not understood at all in Japan, this is a big problem."

Multiple Tap London takes place at Cafe Oto, 22–23 February.