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WATCH: Heineken Sound Atlas bringing Tokyo to Longitude and Electric Picnic

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Published 01/07/2015 | 13:56

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Having previously channelled Brooklyn and Berlin, The Sound Atlas is moving east to bring a taste of Tokyo to Longitude and Electric Picnic.

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Sound Atlas attempts to immerse festival goers in the culture and music of cities all over the globe and this year it's Tokyo's thriving underground dance music scene.

Until June this year, dancing was not allowed in Japanese clubs after midnight. Fueiho, the no-dancing law, which was introduced in 1948, resulted in an underground dance movement.

The Sound Atlas structure has been custom-built for the Longitude Festival and, similar to Tokyo’s underground spaces, includes a Japanese-style Izakaya, a noodle bar, a ping pong tournament and karaoke.

Some of the city's top DJs and promoters have collaborated with the team, including Irishman, Shortie and producers HVNS, Sauce 81 and Dazzle Drums, to explore how Tokyo spaces like Disk Union, Sound Museum Vision, UC Lounge and Bridge Bar could inspire the creation of a new festival experience for 2015.

Check out the video below to get an insight into the Tokyo experience inspiring this year's Sound Atlas...

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