The 33rd annual Hatsume Fair will have everything from cosplay contests and sake stations to martial arts demonstrations and bounce houses. This year, they'll also be bringing in DJ Heavygrinder, too, straight from her turntables in LA. The actress, model, and spinner of music is an appropriate choice for the festival which takes place at the Morikami Museum since she's half Japanese and spent time living and touring in Japan.
The festival is a celebration of the springtime at the Japanese gardens. Heavygrinder will be spinning electro and dub to the blooming flowers and families in attendance. She mentioned some Japanese artists we should be tuning into, "L'Arc-en-Ciel is my all-time favorite," she said, "My back tattoo is similar to Hyde's wings. Ryuichi Sakamoto is also an amazing musician." Other non-Japanese musical acts she endorses are, "Modek. Devin Martin. The Clamps. All are incredible artists."
Heavygrinder tours the world, playing clubs from Ibiza to
Vegas. She spends most weekends on the road. The Hatsume Fair coincided
with Winter Music Conference, at which she will also be spinning, "I
will be playing on Wednesday, March 21 at a private event for
Sennheiser. Exclusive at WMC this year." Guess we're not invited! Either
way, she told County Grind, "I love South
Florida!" And we, lucky South Floridians, can catch her in this unusual, intimate setting.
Heavygrinder is playing at 4:30 p.m.
on March 17 and 18 at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden's annual
Fair, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. Tickets cost $12 for
adults and $6 for kids. Parking is free.