Daisuke Histaome is a Hiroshima based DJ who since the late 1990s has organized events featuring both local and international guest DJs and musicians. A collector of not only Black American Music but also World Music for many years, in today’s mix he shares from his extensive collection of Brazilian 7-inch singles, starting with one from US Virgin Islands born Jon Lucien with 'Come To Rio', then from well known acts like Gal Costa and much rarer singles mostly unavailable outside Brazil.
A wide and wild mix from the islands of Hawaii! Including well known native Hawaiian musicians like Gabby Pahinui and Dick Jensen, but also Christian Disco, garage punk, Hawaiian Renaissance, hotel bands, modern soul, prog rock, slack key guitar and teenage surf guitar bands!
All the way from Serbia in the Balkan region of Europe, DJ Jazzysad is a DJ, producer and event organizer. For this mix, he’s gone very deep into his collection to introduce to us some of the legendary local musicians, mainly from Serbia and Macedonia, playing local music almost all of which was recorded in the years between the end of WWII and the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Much of the music DJ Jazzysad has shared here today is a mixture of Gypsy, and even Turkish influences...
Today's special mix comes from music journalist and educator John Potter. Based in Okinawa, he writes for several music magazines as well as the Japan Times. This special mix for K.O.L. Radio introduces some of his favourite roots music albums of the last several years. From rural UK to Louisiana, Estonia to the Pacific islands, John takes us on a trip around the world showing the diversity and beauty of local music everywhere.
Nicolas Ribalet is the main producer of the Sukiyaki Meets The World music festival. Sukiyaki takes place every August in Fukuno Village, Toyama Prefecture since 1991. This mix is a special playlist selected by Nicolas which features many of the musicians who have appeared at Suikyaki over the last thirty years. Kicking off with the wonderfully unique Klo Pelgag from Quebec, we’ll hear music including the Oki Dub Ainu Band from Japan, African music giant Oliver Mtukudzi from Zimbabwe, Noura...
Prezident Markon is the pen name of Mark Sampson, originally from the UK but now officially Anglo-French after 25 years living in France. A writer, music critic and journalist, he's made this special mix for K.O.L. featuring some of the best in current French Jazz, as well as world music releases from acts like Yapunto, Diogal and the Louise Jallu Quartet.
Doi-san from Everyday Records in Kanazawa presents a fantastic selection of Afro-Fusion tunes, mainly contemporary but some pioneers too. Modern Malian grooves from Bassekou Kouyate, African club/dance sounds, Afrocentric music from the diaspora, a classic from Osibisa and more!
K.O.L. regular contributor Plainstone today goes around the world to share some choice, very deep cuts from progressive rock albums he’s picked up on vinyl over the years. Starting off with German krautrock experimental band Agitation Free, to Portugal with the avante-garde duo Telectu, right here in Japan with the group Yonin Bayashi, and even to Indonesia for rock legend Harry Roesli. Mellow and not-so-mellow Prog Rock taken all from vinyl in his personal collection by Plainstone.
K.O.L. welcomes back music journalist John Potter, author of the most authoritative book on Okinawan music in the English language, The Power of Okinawa:Roots Music From The Ryukyus. For today's mix John has selected mostly from his favourite albums that were all released in the last year or so of Shimauta or 'island songs' and 'Minyo' folk songs from Okinawa. Featuring legendary vocalist Yuki Yamazoto's 2019 album, one from the vaults of Rinsho Kadekaru, and even the brand new 'Corona Bushi'...
On this year-end episode Mr. OK Jazz shares some of his favourite new releases of 2020. Including modern 'Taraab' music from Zanzibar, hard and funky sounds from Little Simz in the UK, Brazilian superstars Criolo & Milton Nascimento in a duet together, brilliant new Jazz from Joel Ross in the USA and an album that shows the deep unity between Chinese and Japanese musical traditions. All that and much more!