music, release

WONO album out on digital

Koichi Sakai & Afla Sackey WONO Cover

My debut album “WONO” is out on digital today!

Listen to the album on Spotify, iTunes etc. https://backl.ink/122948844

Pre-order the vinyl LP from: https://olindorecords.bandcamp.com

Following a successful EP in 2019, featuring remixes from ​Osunlade ​& ​Pocz​, ​Olindo Records​ are proud to present “​Wono​”, the debut collaborative album from ​Koichi Sakai​ &​ Afla Sackey​. The album is a deep exploration of ​Koichi’s ​love of both electronic and West African music, in close collaboration with Ghana-born master percussionist, singer, band leader, teacher and songwriter, Afla Sackey​.

The album features 7 tracks ranging from the meditative “​Yamb​”, which features master kora player Kadialy Kouyate​, to the acid infused, slow house workout of “​Niege​”. Passing through a contemporary highlife take on advance single “​Suolo​” and a shorter version of the previously released “​Jingo​”.

“​Wono​” means “​It’s Ours​” in Ga. As in that which you desire, ​will be yours in time, even if you do not possess it now. So don’t rush brother, patience is a virtue.

DJ, music, radio

NTS Radio

It was fun show with Mr. Pedro on the London’s finest independent radio station NTS last Saturday . It was really nice flow from the beginning to the end of the show. For those who missed, you can listen back on mixcloud.

NTS Radio: https://www.nts.live/shows/the-extended-play-sessions/episodes/the-extended-play-sessions-w-mr-pedro-and-koichi-sakai-29th-february-2020

music, release

Suolo Out Today!

Taken out from the forthcoming album “Wono”  with Afla Sackey, the digital single Suolo is out on all the digital music store today! It’s an unique style of Ghanaian Highlife tune featuring Mao Yamada on guitar and Juba Wetzler on drums.

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Listen on Spotufy: https://open.spotify.com/album/0fMK9aBTgbYxyl84wkapAp

Pre-order the album is available now from the bandcamp. https://olindorecords.bandcamp.com

live, music

Los Pussatas Fritas

Los Pussatas Fritas are orishas from the rainforest in the middle of desert. Their global blend of rhythms and grooves will take you to the dance in the dunes.

It was our first gig, and was an absolutely great show at Hootananny Brixton last Saturday. Here is a few videos from the gig for you to feel the vibes. More to come in 2020!

Thiago Medici – Vocal, Keys
Koichi Sakai – Bass, BV
Adie Emanuel -Drums, BV
Plinio Ferreira – Percs, BV
Mao Yamada – Guitar

More videos on: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXC54AkQ8Rm4ds-FSkJKQcQ