Having trouble sleeping during these stressful times? Pour out a drink, close your eyes and listen to this selection of Mr. OK Jazz's favourite late night tunes.
New music from Jazz legend Gary Bartz, Ethiopian maestro Mulatu Astatke, Che Apalache from Argentina, classic Congolese Rumba, funky LaBelle and lots more!
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.
New music from Sven Wunder's new album 'Wabi-Sabi', the Saigon Soul Review, a deep Reggae cut from Trojan Records, some spacey Sun Ra and more!
On today's episode, Mr. OK Jazz is very excited about discovering Joropo music from Colombia. There's also music from the wonderful Tony Allen and Hugh Masakela collaboration released in March this year, new jazz from the Majamisty Trio in Serbia, and a monster jam from the great Israel 'Cachao' Lopez. Also one track from the legendary Radio Tarifa's debut album, just reissued this year.
2020 has been a tough year, and we're not over it yet. But we always have music to make things just a little bit better so for today's episode, sit back and enjoy great new releases by Gary Bartz & Maisha, Makaya McCraven, some incredible South African Jazz on a new reissue of Dudu Pukwana & The Spears, some very wild Rock/Gamelan fusion from Indonesia, the start or Mr. OK Jazz' 'Summer of Samba' and lots more.
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.
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!
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.