The event is once more being held in the Hikarie building in Shibuya
Later this week (Thurs 30 November - Saturday 2 December), Tokyo Dance Music Event will once more be taking over Tokyo's iconic Hikarie building, as well as several clubs in the surrounding Shibuya district.
TDME is Japan's only dance/electronic music conference, and compared to the likes of ADE or WMC it's fairly business-oriented rather than doing double duty as a clubbing festival. Nevertheless there are of course live performances and club nights to look forward to, including a Spinnin' Records showcase starring EDX, Madison Mars and Mike Williams in Hikairie Hall A on the Friday night, and a rare live set by Mute Records founder Daniel Miller at Womb the same night, not to mention Cosmadelica at Contact on the Saturday with Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy, DJ Nori, Dazzle Drums and many more, and an AV installation by Jeff Mills called Planets: The Celestial Body which sees his recent neo-classical Planets album played back on a 40-channel soundsystem, with a separate channel and speaker for each individual instrument or sound.
On the business side of things, there are panels, discussions and workshops on such topics as Music PR In The Global Dance Scene, Instagram For Brands & Festivals, How Millennials View The Japanese Dance Music Scene, Japanese Brands Meet Dance Music Culture and The Current Status Of Subscription Streaming Channels In Japan. Topics such as China's Current Dance Music Development and Bridging The Gap: The Electronic Dance Music Scene In India And Japan also demonstrate Japanese club brands and labels' interest in reaching out beyond their nation's borders.
And finally on the technology side, the likes of Pioneer, Ableton and Reloop will also be there to show off their latest hardware and software.
For full details, see TDME's own website.