In 1998 in Tokyo the DJ event [SEARCHING] started, inspired by the rare groove collections of worldwide DJ's. The 45's in this mix were chosen as a representation of the 45 DJ culture in Japan that developed since the 1990's.
DoitJAZZ! in Kyoto Is a long running event run by DJs Kazuhiro Inoue, Masaki Tamura and Naoki Yoda. For this mix they are sharing sounds from across the club, world and jazz spectrum, including Inoue-san selecting the free flowing vibes of Joe McPhee and Sun Ra, Tamura-san introducing some Japanese jazz from Masaru Imada and Masahiko Sato, and Yoda-san sharing some recent acts like Jimi Tenor & Kabukabu and The Stepkids.