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kol radio online music channel tokyo japan dj mix show program podcast playlist mixcloud Episode 40

K.O.L. Radio – Digest #1

In K.O.L. Radio Digest Episode #1, co-programmers James Catchpole and Hiroko Otsuka go back and review some selections from the first five mixes featured on the channel in mid-2020. Featuring classic Jazz from Japan, modern sounds from Cuba, local Indie Rock from Japan, ECM label jazz, and 1970s soundtrack music! Also selections taken from the Dublin Lockdown Mix by Phillip Arneill, Japanese Underground Punk and Indie Mix by Ian Martin, Experimental Improv and Free Jazz Mix by Hiroki Igarashi...

kol radio online music channel tokyo japan dj mix show program podcast playlist mixcloud Episode 38

K.O.L. Radio – Digest #2

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.

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K.O.L. Radio – Digest #3

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.

sakishima miyako yaeyama islands mix by john potter Episode 29

Sakishima (Miyako & Yaeyama) Islands Mix by John Potter

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...

kol radio online music channel tokyo japan dj mix show program podcast playlist mixcloud Episode 28

OK Jazz Episode #135

2021 Year In Review episode, 18 of Mr. OK Jazz’ picks from the year’s best new releases. Music from the USA, UK, Korea, Japan, Congo, Mali, South Africa, Indonesia, Brazil, Cuba & Senegal! Irreversible Entanglements – ‘Keys To Creation’, album Open The Gates (USA) Sons of Kemet – ‘Throughout The Madness, Stay Strong’, album Black To The Future (UK) Joe Chambers – ‘Circles’, album Samba de Maracatu (USA) dal:um – ‘TAL’, album similar & different...

kol radio online music channel tokyo japan dj mix show program podcast playlist mixcloud Episode 27

OK Jazz Episode #136

OK Jazz is back in 2022 with new music from Brazil, Russia and France, a soul classic from OtisRedding, a legend from Okinawa & more! Pointer Sisters – ‘Yes We Can Can’ (USA) Juçara Marçal – ‘Sem Cais’, album Delta Estácio Blues (Brazil) Franco & Le T.P. O.K, Jazz – ‘Liberte’, album 20e Anniversaire 1956-1976 (Congo) Stuff – (Do You) Want Some Of This, album Stuff (USA) Baeshi Bang – ‘Goodbye’, album Baeshi Bang (France/Korea) Otis Redding – ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop...

kol radio online music channel tokyo japan dj mix show program podcast playlist mixcloud Episode 26

OK Jazz Episode #137

New music from Argentina and Congo, two jazz masterpieces, SarahVaughn getting funky & more!             Jimi Hendrix – ‘Stone Free’, album Are You Experienced? (USA/UK) Juanita Euka – ‘Nalingi Mobali Te’, album Mabanzo  (Congo/UK/Argentina)  Sofia Rei – ‘Un Mismo Cielo’, album Umbral (Argentina) Cuatro Minimal – ‘ Meia Da Shonta’, album La Cola del Dragon   (Japan, Korea, Mexico) Elza Soares – ‘Artimanha’, album Elza Negra, Negra Elza ...

kol radio online music channel tokyo japan dj mix show program podcast playlist mixcloud Episode 25

OK Jazz Episode #138

Deep funk, incendiary Cuban piano, new jazz from the USA, an ancient Greek drinking song & more!     Pointer Sisters  – ‘Chainey Do’, album Steppin’ (USA) Peruchin – ‘Pa Gozar’, The Incendiary Piano of Peruchin! (Cuba) Ano Nobo Quartet – ‘Sociedad di Mocindadi’, album The Strings of Sao Domingos (Cape Verde) Brandee Younger & Dezron Douglas – ‘The Creator Has A Master Plan’ (USA) Youssou N’Dour – ‘Immigres’, album Immigres  (Senegal) Chico Da...

3/11/11 Mix by Plainstone Episode 20

3/11/11 Mix by Plainstone

Today we welcome back to KOL regular contributor Plainstone. This special selection of tunes comes from his collection with a short backstory. Back in March 2011, while on a trip to the Nagoya area to visit his wife's family, Plainstone hit the local record shops as always, looking for hidden treasures. He made some good discoveries, and the hopped on the shinkansen back to Tokyo on March 11th in the afternoon..right when one of the most devastating earthquakes of the last century hit Japan.

kol radio online music channel tokyo japan dj mix show program podcast playlist mixcloud Episode 19

OK Jazz Episode #139

Another wild trip around the world in this episode! Greece, Cuba, Angola, Japan, swinging jazz, 80s Funk & more!   Stelios Kazantzidis & Litsa Diamandi -Den sou eleipe tipota (You had it all), album Ena Tefariki Oriental Shake, Farfisa Madness & Rocking Bouzoukis from the Greek Laika Movement (1961-1973) (Greece) Bonga – ‘Kintal da Banda’, album Kintal da Banda (Angola) Rahsaan Roland Kirk – ‘Three For The Festival’, album We Free Kings (USA) Emiliano Salvador – ‘Nueva Vision’...

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