- 6 years ago
Playing tracks by
Kaumakaiwa Kanaka Ole, Jon Hassell, Bei Bei & Shawn Lee, Carl Mc Knight, Milton cardona and more.
oki-ni presents a truly global mix of world sounds mixed by Japanese DJ Juzu aka Moochy, a leading figure in the developing Japanese music scene since the early 90s.
As well as DJing full time, Moochy has been involved with various musicians from a huge range of genres including d&b, techno, house, jazz and rock. A respected figure on the international music scene, he’s spent time behind the decks with Adam Freeland, Fabio, Jeff Mills, Mad Professor, Q-Bert and Theo Parrish, amongst many others.
"I recorded this while I was in the most southern island in Japan, Okinawa, of which over half is occupied by U.S. Army. The situation influenced me so much, what I felt is huge regard for a disappearing culture in human history as well as 'Saudade'.
The song called 'Tankou-bushi' in the middle of the mix stands out for me; it was originally sung by coal miners in the pits of Fukuoka until the 60s. The coal miners were always working in dangerous environments,