I spent several years photographing the unique UK Jazz (or ‘Bebop’) Dance scene in Tokyo clubs almost 20 years ago. It was centred around the legendary BeBopSquare event in the now defunct club Fai on Aoyama Dori. The images here are the result of discovering a meticulously labelled shoebox of negatives and using a cheap scanner which my dad bought from LiDL that I was testing for him. As a result the images are raw and grainy, which seems an appropriate reflection of the rough edges and raw energy of those sweaty nights in a scene at its peak. These images are from a time when had just began shooting in these intense, dimly lit club spaces vibrating with the heaviest, most incredible jazz and latin music. They later led me to photograph the scene in more depth and detail through my Tokyo Jazz Diary and Tokyo Jazz Document series'. A dancer once told me that these nights and my images of them were the equivalent of his Electric Ballroom. It's a compliment I will always remember. Despite their imperfection, or maybe even because of it, I will forever associate these images with happy times - except getting kicked in the head a few times by spinning feet perhaps - and I made many treasured friends and memories in creating them.