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Unfold: Japan Episode 2 with Asahi Super Dry ‐ Worldwide FM
  • Unfold: Japan Episode 2 with Asahi Super Dry

    Makoto  Makoto Shimizu, more widely known simply as ‘Makoto’, is a testament to the international scope and power of electronic music and he is one of the few DJ/producer who made a success outside of Japan with Drum’n’Bass music. Clubbing icon LTJ Bukem signed him to Good Looking Records imprint in 1999 and after his…

    Makoto 


    Makoto Shimizu, more widely known simply as ‘Makoto’, is a testament to the international scope and power of electronic music and he is one of the few DJ/producer who made a success outside of Japan with Drum’n’Bass music. Clubbing icon LTJ Bukem signed him to Good Looking Records imprint in 1999 and after his 2nd Album “Believe In My Soul” Makoto began to release music for other labels such as DJ Zinc‘s Bingo Beats, London Elektricity‘s Hospital Records, Fabio‘s Creative Source and of course, the legendary DJ Marky‘s Innerground Records. His musical connection with Brazil’s DJ Marky runs deep, and was solidified with his very own release on Marky’s label in 2009 titled “DJ Marky & Friends presents Makoto”. The pair went on to collaborate and release a number of tracks together. He has toured across Asia, Europe, UK and USA, and most recently Makoto has been busy living in London, releasing on leading imprint Hospital Records to whom he signed in 2017, and setting up his own label – HE:Digital.

    Daisuke Tanabe 


    As a Red Bull Music Academy graduate and originally coming from a techno/breakbeat background, Daisuke has developed his own style of production to create a distinctive sound between Drum’n’Bass hiphop, electronica, folk and jazz. During his time in the UK, his track was chosen on a Brownswood label compilation, as well as some of the leading lights in the UK breakbeat scene. Beyond Japan, he has toured across the UK, Europe, Southeast Asia, India and Australia. He is a remix master and has worked for wide range of high profile musicians including the UK’s Poppy Ackroyd. He also produces sounds for theatre performances and installations.

    Lefto 


    DJ/ Crurator/ Radio DJ
    Tastemaker of Belgium and beyond. Described by Fact! Magazine “your favourite dj’s favourite dj”, affiliated with Brownswood Recordings, Blue Note, !K7 Records, and one the most important tastemakers Europe has to offer. Lefto is consistently a couple steps ahead of your average early adopter, and is one of Mixcloud’s highest performing DJs, with 580 shows on Belgium’s foremost national radio station Studio Brussel under his belt. Firmly rooted in jazz and hip hop, he sharpened his digging sensibility working at the now legendary Music Mania record store in hometown Brussels. His weekly show “Early Bird with Lefto” is Wednesdays 11-13.00.

    Shuya Okino (Kyoto Jazz Massive) 


    DJ / Creative director of KYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE / Music writer
    Since forming “Kyoto Jazz Massive” as a DJ unit in the beginning of 90’s, Shuya and his posse have built up a jazz / club crossover music scene in Japan, and have successful careers overseas. In 2000, Kyoto Jazz Massive signed to Compost Records in Germany and in 2006 Shuya Okino released his acclaimed solo album “UNITED LEGENDS”. He has written a book and is currently working on another on the subject of DJing in the Club Jazz scene. Shuya Okino continues to be a hugely important figure in the Crossover/Jazz scene worldwide – he has a weekly show called “Jazz ain’t Jazz” on InterFM897, the prominent Japanese FM station, and “WW Kyoto” 2nd Mondays 11:00-13:00 (GMT) on Worldwide FM.

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  • WW Kyoto: Shuya Okino with KYOTOGRAPHIE, Masaki Tamura from y gion

    KYOTOGRAPHIE Lucille Reyboz’s career in photography started in Africa where she grew up. In 1999 she came to Japan to participate in the Opera ‘ Life ‘ by Ryuichi Sakamoto. As a photographer she worked on record jackets for the jazz labels Blue Note Records and Verve Records. She has always been fascinated by Japan…

    KYOTOGRAPHIE

    Lucille Reyboz’s career in photography started in Africa where she grew
    up. In 1999 she came to Japan to participate in the Opera ‘ Life ‘ by Ryuichi
    Sakamoto. As a photographer she worked on record jackets for the jazz labels Blue Note Records and Verve Records. She has always been fascinated by Japan and Japanese culture such as Shinto, and is currently living in Japan. Lucille started the international photo exhibition, KYOTOGRAPHIE from
    2013 with Yusuke Nakanishi.

    Yusuke Nakanishi is a lighting artist. His work is influenced by his
    different cultural experiences and travels all over the world. He has
    exhibited in Tokyo and Paris. In 2013 he started the international photo exhibition, KYOTOGRAPHIE with Lucille Reyboz.

    Masaki Tamura

    Masaki Tamura started DJing in 2003 and quickly became known for selecting both traditional and modern jazz music. He has also held various iconic events in Kyoto, including the crossover event Do it JAZZ!.

    Shuya Okino

    Shuya Okino is a Japanese DJ, songwriter, author and the producer and one half of the founding member of Kyoto Jazz Massive. He runs the popular music venue The Room in Shibuya, Tokyo.

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  • WW Kyoto: Shuya Okino with Kosuga Tsuyoshi (cro-magnon), Masaki Tamura, Sara Aiko from Jazzy Sport Kyoto

    Kosuga Tsuyoshi (cro-magnon) Daisuke Otake (Dr. & Per.), Kosuga Tsuyoshi (Gt. & Bass), Kaneko Takumi (Key.) met in Boston, USA in 1996 and formed “Loop Junktion”. After releasing one mini-album and two full albums they broke up in 2004 and began playing as “cro-magnon” that same year. As cro-magnon, they have completed three European tours…

    Kosuga Tsuyoshi (cro-magnon)

    Daisuke Otake (Dr. & Per.), Kosuga Tsuyoshi (Gt. & Bass), Kaneko Takumi (Key.) met in Boston, USA in 1996 and formed “Loop Junktion”. After releasing one mini-album and two full albums they broke up in 2004 and began playing as “cro-magnon” that same year. As cro-magnon, they have completed three European tours and are releasing their 6th album this year.

    Masaki Tamura

    Masaki Tamura started DJing in 2003 and quickly became known for selecting both traditional and modern jazz music. He has also held various iconic events in Kyoto, including the crossover event Do it JAZZ!.

    Sara Aiko

    Sara Aiko is the founder and creative director of Curated Kyoto. She shares her love for Kyoto through the internet as well as in-person tours.

    Shuya Okino

    Shuya Okino is a Japanese DJ, songwriter, author and the producer and one half of the founding member of Kyoto Jazz Massive. He runs the popular music venue The Room in Shibuya, Tokyo.

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  • WW Kyoto: Shuya Okino with Yoich Takeuch, Sara Aico, and Masaki Tamura from y gion

    Yoich Takeuch A beat maker & composer from Kyoto, Yoichi Takeichi is usually known as the guitarist in the Kansai funk-afrobeat bands STEPAK TAKRAW and DADAKAKA. Instead of guitar, his solo project “Yoich Takeuch” has original, minimal beats using old school style equipment such as samplers. He released the digital distribution “matchstick” in December 2017,…

    Yoich Takeuch

    A beat maker & composer from Kyoto, Yoichi Takeichi is usually known as the guitarist in the Kansai funk-afrobeat bands STEPAK TAKRAW and DADAKAKA.
    Instead of guitar, his solo project “Yoich Takeuch” has original, minimal beats using old school style equipment such as samplers.

    He released the digital distribution “matchstick” in December 2017, the 7 inch “NIGHT RUNNING / Omo” in January 2018, the digital distribution “Odd-eyed M / Right foot, Left Hand” in October 2018.

    Masaki Tamura

    Masaki Tamura started DJing in 2003 and quickly became known for selecting both traditional and modern jazz music. He has also held various iconic events in Kyoto, including the crossover event Do it JAZZ!.

    Sara Aiko

    Sara Aiko is the founder and creative director of Curated Kyoto. She shares her love for Kyoto through the internet as well as in-person tours.

    Shuya Okino

    Shuya Okino is a Japanese DJ, songwriter, author and the producer and one half of the founding member of Kyoto Jazz Massive. He runs the popular music venue The Room in Shibuya, Tokyo.

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  • WW Kyoto: Shuya Okino with Yoshihiro Okino, Masaki Tamura and Sara Aiko from y gion

    Yoshihiro Okino  DJ / a programmer of KYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE. He is also an owner of ‘Especial Records’ and also running a record shop in Minamisenba, Osaka. Since the record shop, he has been always in the spotlight with regards to wonderful tracks released until now including collaborations with Sleep Walker, Hajime Yoshizawa and Shuya…

    Yoshihiro Okino 

    DJ / a programmer of KYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE. He is also an owner of ‘Especial Records’ and also running a record shop in Minamisenba, Osaka. Since the record shop, he has been always in the spotlight with regards to wonderful tracks released until now including collaborations with Sleep Walker, Hajime Yoshizawa and Shuya Okino. He is currently regularly DJing in “Freedom Time” in Osaka, “Especial Records Session”.

    Masaki Tamura

    Masaki Tamura started DJing in 2003 and quickly became known for selecting both traditional and modern jazz music. He has also held various iconic events in Kyoto, including the crossover event Do it JAZZ!.

    Sara Aiko

    Sara Aiko is the founder and creative director of Curated Kyoto. She shares her love for Kyoto through the internet as well as in-person tours.

    Shuya Okino

    Shuya Okino is a Japanese DJ, songwriter, author and the producer and one half of the founding member of Kyoto Jazz Massive. He runs the popular music venue The Room in Shibuya, Tokyo.

    Read more
  • WW Kyoto: Shuya Okino and Masaki Tamura

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