First broadcast date: 4 March 2019
Mari* is Worldwide FM’s Senior Producer and Gilles Peterson’s longtime radio collaborator, and every month presents a two hour show called ‘Oto Nova Japan’ introducing a new wave of artists and music coming out of Japan.
This episode features Jazzy Sport, to celebrate the new collaboration on Worldwide FM of the launch of the Jazzy Sport T-Shirt.
Jazzy Sport is an Independent Record label + Shop based in Tokyo Japan, that is home to Mitsu the Beats, Gagle, Cro-Magnon, Grooveman Spot, Budamunk, Sick Team, and more.
Mari* will play some of the releases from Jazzy Sport and the show will feature an exclusive mix by DJ Mitsu the Beats.
‘A new Worldwide FM tee collaboration with our Japanese friends Jazzy Sport. 10% of Worldwide FM and Jazzy Sport profits go to an organisation called “change the world“, providing supplies to Japanese earthquake victims, sending rice and necessities from Kumamoto to children at Yotsuba Kindergarden in Minamisōma, Fukushima.’
Beatmaker, DJ, Producer, Remixer.
Mitsu the Beat’s first solo LP, ‘A New Awakening’ was released in 2013. His group, GAGLE, were signed to the Jazzy Sport label. After releasing his first LP, which featured the likes of K-Otix, Dwele, Mark de Clive Lowe, Rich Medina and many more, he found himself being name checked by the likes of Pete Rock, Gilles Peterson and DJ Spinna. He was chosen as one of the hundred artists to look out for on URB magazine in 2004 and was only Japanese artist to be listed. His world tour has been successful in the States, EU and Asia and he has gained increased global popularity. His Boiler Room archive has been played more than 40 thousand times. His Hip-Hop unit GAGLE has released their 6th album “Vanta Black” in 2018 and his solo album “All This Love” is ready to be released in 2019.