"WARPs DIG", a new project from avex entertainment’s WARP-Syndicate collective, recently launched on YouTube.
WARP-Syndicate (commonly known as "WARPs") stands for "Wind Assemble Radical People-Syndicate", meaning a collective that "harnesses the wind of innovation". It is a collective that aims to "create a new landscape where talent can shine beyond existing
categories and frameworks". The Japanese-Chinese boy group WARPs UP
have been active as the first act under the WARPs umbrella.
"WARPs DIG" will focus on the members of WARPs ROOTS
, a training ground for the next generation of WARPs talent aiming for global success. It is a documentary series that aims to "dig up" hard workers with a wide range of ages and backgrounds.
The project began in earnest on May 20th, with a video released on YouTube. This will be followed by further updates on the project's official YouTube channel
. The new series follows "ROOTS on ROOFs" a series of rooftop performance videos by the members of WARPs ROOTS
and "YOUR ROOTS?", a series in which the members each discuss their backgrounds and ambitions.
For the "WARPs DIG" series, the members of WARPs ROOTS
will be divided into teams, competing in categories such as dance, rap and vocals. The members must aim for the championship while uniting as a team and working hard together. In addition
to technique, the members will need to exhibit strength in "human and spiritual elements" as well. The panel of guest judges will also be influenced by the votes of special celebrity judges and an audience vote.
The "DIG" project will consist of four seasons in one year, at the end of which one group will earn their major label debut. In season one, which will stretch from April to June, the members will hone their skills in dance, freestyle, choreography,
composition and teamwork.
The "DIG" project is also on the lookout for new participants.
A trailer for "WARPs DIG", a video from the first season, and examples of the "YOUR ROOTS?" and "ROOTS on ROOFs" videos can be viewed below.