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VOCALOID DJ HACHIOJI P AND NEKONATION’S DJ CATALYSTIC TO PERFORM AT SMASH!’S 10th ANNIVERSARY EVENT



Sydney, NSW, July 25th, 2016 — In celebration of its tenth birthday, SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show is pleased to announce that Vocaloid DJ HACHIOJI P will be performing at SMASH!’s 10th anniversary event alongside local star, DJ CATALYSTIC.

For one night only on August 20th (7:00pm - 10:30pm), both Hachioji P and DJ Catalystic will participate in the evening’s festivities, spinning the decks in recognition of SMASH!'s ten years.

Crowned as the ‘Prince of Vocaloid’, Hachioji P is an internationally recognised Vocaloid artist. With a view count of over 8 million, his most famous works include ‘Sweet Devil’ and ‘Electric Love’ which were collaborations done with MMD (Miku Miku Dance) and producer Wakamura P.

DJ Catalystic is one of Western Australia’s local DJs who has played a major role in shaping the Japanese music scene within Australia. In 2011, DJ Catalystic pioneered the NekoNation events in Perth (WA) before taking his music to other Australian capital cities.

Over the last few years, SMASH! has hosted unique concert events including Vocaloid Night Party (2013) and the SMASH! X I LOVE ANISONG concert (2015). SMASH! President Andrew Qiu believes this year’s anniversary night event will be “a special night to remember”.

“For many Australian fans of Japanese pop-culture, fans have been attending SMASH! almost every year since its debut in 2007,” Qiu said.

“This special anniversary event is the perfect opportunity for fans to get together, and reflect on SMASH!’s incredible journey as a convention. It has been ten wonderful years of SMASH!, and we cannot wait to usher in the new decade.”

In addition to live performances by Hachioji P and DJ Catalystic, fans will have the chance to participate in other special events and activities such as cosplay, gaming, and performances.

SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2016 is a two-day convention to be held at Rosehill Gardens on August 20th and 21st. For more information about SMASH!’s special anniversary night event, visit https://smash.org.au/anniversary.

SMASH!  Media Contact: 

SUSAN MA

Public Relations Coordinator

E: pr@smash.org.au