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.
On today's 101 Mix, travel around the world with some of Mr. OK Jazz' best 'world music' selections from the last 6 years of the OK Jazz Podcast, with a special focus on female musicians. Contemporary music from Brazil, Peru, USA, UK, Malaysia, China, Lebanon, Nigeria and more!
Today's guest selector is Mitsutaka Nagira, music writer, DJ and publisher, on this mix he’s presenting some incredible new sounds from around the world, including music from Morocco and North Africa but also all the way from India, some very choice world-jazz vibes from the contemporary scene.
This is a 60-min special mix of chilled-out grooves from around the world, selected by Soda-san from Out Records in Nagoya City, central Japan.
The 101 Mix series is back, today going to Brazil! Obviously it’s impossible to introduce all the musical styles of Brazil in one short mix, so in this 101 we’re going to hear just a handful of famous musicians from this musical powerhouse. Some Carioca funk from Rio, music from Salvador in Bahia in northeast Brazil, MPB, current Rap and Pop, Forro music from the countryside, Jazz, Rock and of course plenty of Samba.
DJ DSK is from Okinawa and works as a DJ and event organizer based in Naha-City. In today’s mix he’s sharing a selection of contemporary jazz music from Okinawa, Japan and spots around the world, from musicians including the Shota Watanabe Trio, Tenderlonious and Element Of The Moment.
Guest selector DJ Koichi Shima is a writer, journalist and organizer of the regular DJ event ‘Soul Matters’ where he introduces Latin music from across the Spanish speaking world.
DJ Tatsuro presents a mix of old and new music, from jazz legend Fumio Yara, to folk song master Tetsu Daiku, up to contemporary band Element of the Moment. Just some of the wonderful sounds coming from Okinawa, an island where music is everywhere.
Based in Austin, Texas, core members Joshua Thomson on saxophone and Josh Peters on the oud and latva play a unique world jazz mixture incorporating Middle Eastern, Latin American, and Indian music traditions in their group Atlas Maior. In 2019 they released their 5th album called Riptide, as featured on the OK Jazz Podcast. We’re happy to share this mix of tunes featuring not only a few tracks by Atlas Maior but also musicians and groups they have collaborated with over the years, including...
Radio Jakarta's Andhika Faisal, owner of SubStore Koenji in Tokyo, has prepared for us a selection of groovy Indonesian city pop, jazz and even rock tunes from the 1960s up until the present. We’ll hear classics from famous vocalists like Titing Yeni and Farid Bani Adam, experimental gamelan rock from Harry Roesli, and from jazz veteran Indra Lesmana. A wide range of sounds from the vast and musically packed island nation of Indonesia, with much of this music fairly unknown outside the country.