OSCOMIX003 - Okiman
Mystery man Okiman shows us how it's done! asian synth pop, soul, afrojazz, techno and more. in one hour?! mixtape mastermind!
Track-by-track commentary by the selecter:
1. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Exhibition
Hello. My name is Oki. I want to tell you that this crazy bubble wrap madness was picked up during a trip to Japan. you're Welcome.
3. Tempelhof & Gigi Masin – Silver Wave
Everything that Gigi Masin touches, I like. That universe makes my skin pop. Try listening to it when the sun comes up.
3. Johnny Watson – Why Did You Leave Heaven
My All-time hero! This was before he entered his “guitar disco” days. Sensitive blues mixed with the voice of a man in love. Goes straight to the heart!
4. Mombasa – Nomoli
Lou Blackburn production! Quite different from his earlier jazz releases. Afrojazzzzzz!
5. Fela Ransome-Kuti And The Africa '70 With Ginger Baker – Ye Ye De Smell
Heavy, foot stomping afrobeat with two kings. Grab a friend that doesn’t smell and jump!
6. Caldera - Exaltation
Crazy latin jazz-funk! Sounds like they’re doing the soundtrack of a 60’s space cop TV-series. Watch your feet.
7. Johnny Pate -You Can’t Even Walk In The Park
Speaking of soundtrack. If you haven’t seen Shaft In Africa, you better get started. Punch, kick and a ton of horns!
8. Johnny “Guitar” Watson – I’m gonna get you baby
My hero IN his guitar disco days! His finger play is absolutely insane. Makes you want to go for her.
9. Ojeda Penn – Brotherson
South-African family boogie. Let it bend your knees and freak you out! Those hi-hats man!
10. ? - ?
I have no idea who these guys are other than they’re from Korea. Insane Pop Funk!
11. Ramsey Lewis – Salongo
Ramsey Lewis’ Disco flip! Keeps on surprising you with every break. Super super dance music!
12. Gal Costa – Canta Brasil
Couldn’t help myself. Gal Costa’s beautiful voice takes you on a journey through a Brazilian forest in shining moonlight. Don’t spill your drink.
13. Mainstreet – The Juju Song
Modern groove from the french Kif label. Pumping away with that crazy horn section. Really, really tight.
14. Dude Energy – Some Desire
What happened there? A very sweet drumbeat just came in and messed it all up. Dude Energy makes me happy!
15. The Brand New Heavies - Close To You (Maw Mood Dub)
Thanks for listening. Hope you enjoyed the music. I’m going to leave you with this freaky ass jam. Let the keyboard solo take you away and mess up your mind. See you on the dancefloor.