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.
Today’s mix is 18 tracks of 100% authentic New York hip-hop, selected by Chyll Will including some worldwide legends like Nas and De La Soul, but also lesser known acts like Mic Handzs and SoSoon. Chyll is a writer, actor, comic strip creator, blogger, graphic artist, and occasional curator and collage-maker of beats with the collective Cut-Up City. He is also an active member of the Black TV & Film Collective based in Brooklyn.
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.
Ian Martin from Call And Response Records in Tokyo returns to K.O.L. with another mix, this time of Japanese Psychedelic and Experimental tunes!
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.
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!
On today’s mix made specially for K.O.L. Radio, DJ Helena Guedes from Portugal brings us a selection of tunes, many of which are brand new 2020 releases, some of the grooviest new jazz albums of the year. New music from Carlos Garnett, Gary Bartz & Maisha from their Direct to Disc new album, London based producer and saxophone player Tenderlonious, some Brazilian vibes from Sabrina Malheiros and a lot more.
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!