Today’s mix comes from DJ Funky Daitouryou and DJ Hysa, from the Music Bar 301 in the southern Japanese city of Okayama. In part one of their special two part mix for K.O.L. Radio, they’ve gone back to the 1990s to share some club tunes from both the UK scene, including remixes of Sade and HustlersHC , and also some classic US soul remixes of Marlena Shaw and Pharoah Sanders. A nostalgic trip back to the 1990s DJ culture!
On today’s mix made specially for K.O.L. Radio, DJ Helena Guedes from Portugal brings us a selection of tunes, many of which are brand new 2020 releases, some of the grooviest new jazz albums of the year. New music from Carlos Garnett, Gary Bartz & Maisha from their Direct to Disc new album, London based producer and saxophone player Tenderlonious, some Brazilian vibes from Sabrina Malheiros and a lot more.
Okayama Prefecture based DJs the Funky Daitoryou and DJ Hysa return with their second mix on K.O.L. Improvised entirely at their regular spot in Okayama the 301 Bar, the two present a range of groovy sounds, from opener Marlena Shaw, to Japanese legend Nobukaza Takemura, up to the present with D’Angelo, and over to Jamaica with one by reggae keyboard master Jackie Mitoo. We’re happy to have back the Funky Daitoryi and DH Hysa with an all groove mix straight from the amazing 301 Bar in Okayama.
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.
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.