music, release

Jingo new single preview

My forthcoming single “Jingo” is previewed by Canadian web magazine “Music Is My Sanctuary“.

http://www.musicismysanctuary.com/exclusive-premiere-koichi-sakai-ft-afla-sackey-jingo-olindo-records

It’s a classic Afro tune written by legendary percussionist Babatunde Olatunji which was released in 1958, and also well known for the Salsoul remake version by another master percussionist Candido, Jingo has been always my favourite tune and this is my homage to those legends. I produced this track with Afla Sackey the master percussionist from Ghana, who I have a huge respect of his talent for not only the percussion but also the singing and songwriting for his own band Afrik Bawantu. I believe he will be one of those legends for sure.

Digital will be released on 27 September then 12″ vinyl will follow hopefully around the beginning of October. You can also pre-order from the Olindo records bandcamp.

https://olindorecords.bandcamp.com

music, studio

Trip to Ghana

It was my first trip to Ghana with my fellow DJ/producer Volta45,  and I had an absolutely amazing time. I have had a full album recording with traditional Ga drummers, also had some recordings with Pan African Youth Orchestra, the musicians from Ebo Taylor band and Fante youth drummers. Now I’m back in London and mixing those recordings in my home studio. I will put it up a few taster tunes on SoundCloud when it’s ready!

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DJ, music

Netil Radio with M-Swift

It was fun spinning only music from Japan with Shouhei Matsushita aka M-Swift on Neil Radio. He was as well showcasing his beautiful brand new album “Moving With The Changes”. Do not miss his only UK performance this Friday at the Empire Bar. Detail as below;

https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1134031

Fo those who missed the show, you can listen back on Mixcloud.

DJ, event, music

Afrobeat Vibration Live DJ Mix

It was another great show with the mighty Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra. The band kicked off with the Fela Kuti classic “Black Man’s Cry” and “Zombie”, they delivered 3 hour marathon live in purple haze including unreleased original tunes. For those who missed, I have recorded my DJ mix for you to listen and feel the vibe. Next one will be on Friday 30 November at the Jazz Cafe. It will be our 10th Anniversary so save the date!

Track list

  1. Orchestre Poly Ritmo de Cotonou – Djanfa Magni (Bosq Afro Disco Mix)
  2. Dele Sosimi – TMI (Koichi Sakai Remix)
  3. Oscar Sulley – Bukom Mashie (De Gama Remix)
  4. Volta45 & Koichi Sakai – Akumaa Chop
  5. Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu – MYOB (Koichi Sakai Remix)
  6. Kabbala – Yo Yo Dance
  7. Okyrema Asante – Sabi
  8. Bunny Mack – Love Sweet Love
  9. Lokassa Ya Mbongo – Monica
  10. Eko – Funky Disco Music (Riccio Rerub)