Forget all the lost summer music events and spend an hour with this special HOT Summer Mix from Mr. OK Jazz! Soul, Funk, Jazz, Samba, MPB, Rai, Cumbia, Minyo, Soukous & Reggae, great tunes from around the globe, perfect for a hot summer's night!
The Digest returns! On episode 2, Mr. OK Jazz & DJ Otsuka introduce selections from five more mixes first shared on K.O.L. in summer 2020. A classic Latin music reissue, contemporary Jazz from Japan, Brooklyn Hip-Hop, new club sounds from the UK, and an Okinawan music legend! These tunes were shared with us on mixes by DJ Shima in Tokyo, DJ DSK in Okinawa, Chyll Will in New York, the Do It Jazz DJ crew in Kyoto, and DJ Tatsuro in Kobe.
Author and music journalist John Potter is back with a diverse and deep mix of music from the Basque Country! One of the oldest languages in Europe with a distinct culture, the Basque people also produce a lot of music, ranging from traditional folk using the Trikiti accordion, to contemporary Rock. John helped to organize the Basque Ryukyu Project in 2018 bringing together musicians to play and record in Okinawa, and since then has deeply explored Basque music. This special mix from John...
DJ Arbie Won, DJ and owner of the Treskul Records & Cafe in Quezon City, the Philippines shares classic Pinoy Jazz tunes! The Philippines was once known as the 'Jazz Capital of Asia', and Arbie's mix includes many of the scene's giants, including tunes from Bong Penera, pianist & guitarist who plays a Brazilian influenced Samba & Bossa-Nova Jazz, the groovy Big Band sounds of the Jazz Friends, the funky fusion of Boy Katindig, and even a tune from Filipina...
The Digest is back! On episode 3, Mr. OK Jazz and DJ Otsuka introduce selections from five more mixes first shared on K.O.L. in Summer 2020. These tunes were introduced on mixes by Ian Martin from Tokyo, Radio Jakarta from Indonesia, The Funky Daitouryou and DJ Hysa from Okayama, Japan, Helena Guedes from Portugal, and Joshua Thompson from the USA.
Kumagai-san is a DJ and radio presenter, currently hosting a weekly show on Shibuya FM Radio, Sundays at 5PM. He has a long history in the music business as a record buyer and DJ, and on this mix he's sharing a selection of contemporary music featured on his radio program over the last two years. The set kicks off with three tunes from American female musicians, Nicole Atkins, Nicki Bluhm and Ani DiFranco, and then into the group The Delines and a groovy one by Mike Dillon and the Malletmen.
Today's mix comes to us from the Rhinoçéros bar in Berlin, Germany! Opened by Bénédict Berna and Martina Carl in 2017, the Rhinoçéros is inspired by Japanese Jazz Kissaten listening culture. Selected especially for K.O.L. Radio, Benedict has put together a mix of tunes that capture the essence of the Rhinoçéros customer experience.
From the fascinating country of Malaysia! Singer/Songwriter Bihzhu,originally from the historic and beautiful island of Penang on the west coast of the country but now based in the capital Kuala Lumpur, introduces a wide range of performers almost entirely from the independent scene, mainly musicians not signed to major labels, yet who form the backbone of a thriving non-mainstream scene.
Further south in the Okinawan chain–the Miyako and Yaeyama islands (collectively known as the Sakishima Islands) are as full of music as their more well known big-brother, the main island of Okinawa. The music on this mix includes sad melodies, work songs, love songs, and celebrations of island life, with some of the best-known traditional songs from these islands as well as some more modern compositions. All the artists are from Sakishima, with a couple songs sung in the local Miyakufutsu...
K.O.L. is happy to welcome DJ Naho! She is one of the senior planners of the Sukiyaki Meets The World Festival here in Japan, and is also a well known DJ and record collector. This mix of dance music from around the world, includes new and classic songs from Cape Verde, Togo, Brazil and more. This mix is guaranteed to get you up and thinking about lively times at the outdoor Sukiyaki festival!