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Dublab.jp Test-Run Radio Mix by miked
October 6, 2013, 2:00 pm
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Dublab.jp Test-Run Radio Mix by miked

dublab radio

First radio style mix I ever made, talking while keeping the turntables ready is definitely a task that takes some getting used to. This was for live broadcast at dublab.jp. Dublab.jp just got up and going and has been broadcasting every Wed. night from 8-10pm (Tokyo time). I broadcast an hour every month or two. このミックスは僕の初ラジオ(喋りながら)ミックスです、まだなれが必要です〜 Dublab.jpの毎週水曜日8-10pmやっている生放送のために作 りました。僕は長野県に住んでいるので、二ヶ月いっぺんぐらいなペースで参加しています。 是非dublab.jpをfollowしてください〜

In trying to keep both the international audience and the Japanese audience in the loop,  speak a bit of both…  Also, it was recorded in one shot and much of the time the volume on the speaking parts is too quite..thanks for your understanding.

The weather had been rainy so the first half of the set is rather mellow, just setting a mood. The second half gets way more beat oriented with some well known artists and locals as well.
Enjoy! You can hear and download the whole two hour program (second half by the great AZZURO) here: http://dublab.com/mike-davis-and-azzurro-dublab-jp-radio-test-run-live-from-malmo-tokyo-04-24-13/ ミックスを作った日が雨でしたので、前半はけっこうゆっくりな感じで、後半はビートが入ってきます、聴いてみてください。一発で録音したので、喋ってる時のvolumeが低すぎる場合が多いです、すみません。

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Track List

(Intro) Brokeback / Returns to the Orange Grove / Thrill Jockey 7″
1. King Crimson / Trio – Starless and Bible Black
2. Vincent Gallo / I Wrote This Song For The Girl Paris Hilton / When
3. Pink Floyd / Julia Dream
4. キセルmeets細野晴臣 / しんしんしん
5. Stereolab and The High Llamas / Jumbleo Palipsest / Turn On
6. Mia Doi Todd / Under the Sun / Cosmic Ocean Ship
(Speaking Interlude) Monade / ode to a keyring
7. Shalimar (ST) / Title Music
8. RZA – Untitled#12 (Free Jazz) / Ghostdog film score (released in Japan)
9. Yesterday’s New Quintet / Conquistador / Medicine Show
10. Teebs / for phil
11. Bun / JoniJoniJoni
12. Bun / Idoidoido
13. Repeat Pattern/Broke / king of the Concrete / Badminton Club
14. Repeat Pattern / Knock Knock / Cascade Records CR006
15. Cupp Cave / Mind Bones / Dice Pool Ep
16. Koutaru Fukui / Travia

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60s 70s Soulful Jamaican Rocksteady, Soul, Early Reggae
December 6, 2012, 5:09 pm
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60s 70s Soulful Jamaican Rocksteady, Soul, Early Reggae mix by miked

Roy+Shirley    Alton Ellis

This is a mix of all 45s, some originals (most in shoddy condition) and but mainly re-issues.  Musically, I would say the theme is Soul influenced Rocksteady and Reggae, but there are some straight up good ol’ reggae tunes as well.  My intent wasn’t to put together a Jamaican soul mix, rather  I just gathered some core soulful tunes I knew I wanted in the mix and built around that vibe. Good tunes for a slow skank on a Sunday!

I also somewhat intentionally built the mix around lyrical content as well.  Trying to touch on a few major hot topics found in Jamaican music…love, spirituality, social consciousness, marijuana, and good vibes; in that basic order.   Musically I feel like this is the kind of mix I could listen to on a Sunday morning or afternoon with my kids, however, lyrically there are a couple shady ones in their.  Of course, this is a another major part of the genre so I’m happy to have it in there.  The main tracks I’m talking about are; the first track whose sexual innuendo, if you can even call it that, is comically outlandish; there’s a Wailers track condemning women as “the root of all evil”, and there’s the marijuana track that you may not want your 8 year old singing along to…  Therefore, I even have put up a “clean” version which eliminates the first track and the marijuana track haha.  The full version of course is recommended.

At any rate, if you enjoy the mix, please spread the word about the word and this site.  Much love to everyone and thanks for listening and reading.

このミックスは全部7″で、オリジナル版もあるけど、ほとんど再発です。このミックスはだいたいSoulに影響されたRocksteady&Early Reggae.  気持ちよく踊ってください〜〜!

Tracklist:

Max Romeo – Hole Under!
The Maytones – As Long As You Love Me
The Wailers – Soon Come
Ebony Sisters & Mudies All Stars – Let Me Tell You Boy
Slim Smith – You Will Believe??
Roberta Sweed – Something Burning
Noel Bailey – Lonely Girl
Alton Ellis – You Are Mine
Pat Kelly – How Long
Alton Ellis – You Are Mine
Lloyd Clarke – Love You The Most
Keith Poppin – Time Slipping Away
Alton Ellis – Big Bad Boy
The Starlites – Dip Them Jah Jah
Bob Marley – Adam And Eve
The Melodians – Come Ethiopians Come
Junior Byles – King Of Babylon
Roy Shirley – Prophecy Fulfilling
Ken Boothe – Freedom Street
Roy Shirley – Flying Reggay
Pat Kelley – Try To Remember
Lloyd Clarke – Summer Time
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Mellow Mood
Bob Marley – Wisdom

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“Clean” Version HERE

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Fruiting Bodies @ Bonobo
May 13, 2012, 4:40 pm
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Fruiting Bodies mix @ Bonobo in Tokyo by miked

So last week I had the pleasure of playing at the first event put on by dublab.JP.  This is the soon to be functioning Japanese arm of Dublab, which is certainly an exciting development for the Japanese music community.  I also had the pleasure of playing along side two of my favorite “local” djs in Tokyo Dj Shhhhh and Hara Masaaki and two great film/animation creators from the states Overature and Jordan Kim along with Kabeyah and Michael J. Foks.  The event was one of the smaller of a few events Overature where doing while here in Japan and was held at a small, but fantastic location: Bonobo.  It has a cozy atmosphere and an impeccable sound system. The people were all truly great and supportive.  I had a wonderful time listening and watching the performances and talking to customers, staff and artists.

For me, this was perhaps my first time to dj out somewhere and not play a set of strictly one genre.  Sure I’ve played some funk and soul in reggae sets, and jazz in hip hop ones, but for this event I was more focused on just creating a certain kind of mood rather than sticking to a genre.  However, although there are various genres of music the set is of course still limited by that mood I was trying to create; so it’s not really an all genre mix either.  Still, I’ve pretty much never had the chance to play most of this stuff out anywhere so it was sooo much fun, and I really hope to be able to have more chances to play sets that push my boundaries more.

One downside for me and playing a more free-form set is that I couldn’t keep it all vinyl.  I love me some records, and this was my first time using cds in public before.    I’m a massive fan of all genres of minor music, but due to limited funds have mainly collected records of the genre that I was able to play out in public most at any particular period in my life.  Therefore, as far as records go, I have a healthy amount of Reggae, Soul/Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Minimal Techno.  All other genres are sparse.  In the last two years I’ve started my own struggling business and had a daughter so there is pretty much no chance of buying records for a while.  Thus, I may have to reluctantly turn more and more to the digital format, at least for the time being.

A couple words on the set…

This is basically the set as I played it accept for a couple tracks that I ended up leaving out that night due to having only one hour to play.

I’m always curious to see how some Japanese music goes over with people who have no connection with Japan to influence their taste.  There are two tracks by one of my favorite Japanese artists who started in the 70s, Asakawa Maki (You can find a tribute mix I did for her on Dublab here).  I was initially going to put one in, but then got a request for some Asakawa Maki a couple days before the event so I went ahead and put two in.

The track in between the two Asakawa Maki tracks is a song that I have on a 7″ given to me by my wife’s father.  Knowing that I collect records, he one day came up to me and said “Here, I wrote this song”.  Sure enough there was his name on the label next to “lyrics”.  He said there was some lyric writing contest and he won.  I put it on expecting the worst, but my ears perked up as I heard the opening bassline and fell in love with it as the backing vocals and harmony kicked in.  Not sure what someone with no connection to Japan might think of it, but it goes over extremely well with a Japanese audience.

That’s all I really have to say about the mix.  Have a listen, hope you enjoy.

先週dublab.jpの初イベントにdj参加することができて本当に幸せと感謝いっぱいです〜〜 これからもdublab.jp頑張ってほしい〜〜

最近日本語にも書くのは本当にエネルギ的に余裕がなくって、イベントの説明はbononboのサイトからCopy/Paste~~

★dublab.jpが主催するDJ&スクリーニングイベント★

『イベントタイトルの“Fruiting Bodies”というタイトルには意味が
いくつかあって、ひとつは菌が成長してキノコになった時の状態の事。
自分のスタイル(熟れたキノコ)を育てて形作るDJ達…
みたいな意味もあります。
会場で菌糸を広げるように面白い人同士がつながればいいなあということで、
緩く日本展開の準備が進んでいるL.Aのネットラジオ曲”dublab”の世界を
一足先に一緒に楽しみましょう。
dublab周辺の映像制作をしているOvertureやJordan Kimを招き、
彼らの映像作品も上映します!

イベントは色んな意味で本当に楽しかった! まず、お客さんからスタッフまで本当にいい人ばっかりだった。そうして、音楽も映像も本当に面白かった。Overature and Jordan Kimは本当に芸実的に素晴らしかった〜 DJ達のセレクトもほとんど聞いたことが無い音楽ばっかりで、気持ちよく勉強になりました〜〜 Dj Shhhhh & Hara Masaaki感謝! それで、Bonoboの最高にいいサウンドと雰囲気で回せたのはとってもラッキーな感じでした。ありがとうけいさんとはるかさん!

このミックスはほとんどイベントに回したセットそのまま。ただ、当日ちょうど一時間だったので、このミックスは延長version.

Enjoy!!!

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Listen on Mixcloud to see the track list.  曲名をみるためにMixcloudで聴いてください

 



Straight Ahead to Your Soul Jazz
March 28, 2012, 12:31 pm
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Straight Ahead to Your Soul Jazz – miked

A mix of some straight – but not so straight – ahead jazz and spiritual jazz.  To me, all the music in this mix is spiritual, but it may not fit precisely in the spiritual jazz category (like anyone cares).

I’m a huge lover of Jazz, but it’s not what fills up most of my record bins at this point.  This mix is of some records that I’ve picked relatively recently and just wanted to put together a mix of songs I really enjoy and that fit this certain mood.  A good handful of the records are original presses, but not in the best of shape; apologies for the crackling.  It’s an all vinyl mix of originals, re-issues, standards and rarities.

The first track (Sun Ra) was put in as a sort of intro that I could talk over to introduce the mix, but my mic is out and I’m over it. So, for better or for worse, the Sun Ra is there as a soft intro before the insanity of what was meant to be the first track of the mix (Ornette).

遅 い時間になって、ちょっと日本語で書くやる気がなくって。。。ま、とりあえず、jazzが大好きなんだけど、他のジャンルと比べるとレコードの数がそんな に多くはないので、割と最近買ったレコードからsoulfulやspiritualな大好きの曲かけました。Straight Ahead, Spiritual, Free – – Jazz.

If you enjoy, please comment and/or share.

Here’s what I would have said (TRACKLIST WITH COMMENTARY):

The track under me at the moment is the mellow tune Fate In A Pleasant Mood by Sun Ra and his Myth-Science Arkestra.  This track, along with two others from SR in this mix are from the album of the same name as this track from 1965.

We start off the set with just the very intro of Space Odyssey by Marcus Belgrave.  It’s a fantastic track, but just didn’t quite fit this set, so I snagged just the intro –

Which leads us right into some other spaced out insanity from Ornette Coleman – Man On The Moon.  This is definitely the rarest record (45) and song in the mix.  Made to celebrate the moon landing, but was only released in France.  It’s way out there, but a fun listen (thankfully short ; ).  The drums go off on this track and I’m of course a sucker for the weird analogue sounds.

This takes us into a scorcher of a straight ahead but off the rails track from Don Ellis called Natural H. (1961)

We then take it down a notch and start to settle in with a live recording from Lee Morgan’s Live At The Light House.  The song is Neophilia and the highlight is the intro and solo from Bennie Maupin on what I believe is the bass clarinet?  Nuts, so good.

Next is Bobby Hutcherson‘s song Verse.  For me the highlight here is Joe Henderson’s sax solo..whew, this is why we love Joe Henderson.

This brings us into a super moody one from the untouchable Nina Simone – Plain Gold Ring.  This track has just been a long time favorite of mine and try to play it out whenever I have the chance, which is rarely of course.

From Simone’s mournful moodiness we slide into Sun Ra‘s cosmic spiritual moodiness with a another rich tune called Kingdom Of Thunder.  What else can you say about SR.

This is followed by a slight mood change, with a short track from Mary Lou Williams, Miss D.D. off of the highly recommended compilation om Soul Jazz Records called FREEDOM: Rhythm & Sound.

We then head to a household name, John Coltrane, with a deep piece called Spiritual, where we can hear the deep spirituality that resonates in “the house that Trane built”.  We are also blessed with Eric Dolphy on this piece as well, which well…whew…takes us even deeper.

The mix finishes with a masterpiece from Sun Ra called Space Mates.  All I have to say is that my knees nearly buckle every time that flute comes in…

Thanks for listening…now let’s here some Ornette Coleman.

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back in the day minimal techno mix
February 4, 2012, 3:25 pm
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Low Key Techno circa 1999? Bedroom Mix – miked (oursoundtracks)


So initially I bought turntables to play techno music. This was the final mix I made while still living at my parents house – wow – so long ago. I moved out around ’99 or so so this mix must be from around then. You can tell it’s dated by the fact that it was recorded in two 45min halves in order to be put on tape. I initially played fairly aggressive stuff, but this mix marked my departure into a bit mellower realm of techno…heavy on keys. This mix probably consists of 50% or more of california artists (such as..Kit Clayton, John Tejada, Dean DeCosta), but also includes a healthy dose of others. There are quite a few tracks from Force Inc’s “Force Lab” series, some Robert Hood, Jeff Mills, Chain Reaction..etc. Side B gets a little more aggressive. As with all of my mixes on here, they were practice mixes, not intended for sharing, but so much time has passed, and I never got around to re-attempting any of them…so enjoy the good sounds along with the mistakes (like messing around with doubles for too long at the end of side B).

Side A starts with a long intro of an old Kit Clayton track that goes into a Mouse On Mars track, then back into another Kit Clayton track off the Plug Research “Lunch Box” series..before we start getting into some beats.

僕 は元々テクノを回すためにターンテーブルを買いました。 このmixはまだ実家に住んでいた頃作りましたので、たぶん 1999年のも のだと思います。 カセットに録音できるようにside A/Bに分けてあります(笑)。元々ハードテクノ回したけど、このmixからもうちょっとdeepな感じのテクノを回し始めました。 このmixは練習の たみに作ったので、ミスとかがありますが(例えばsideBの最後の方doublesで遊び過ぎとか (笑) )懐かしい〜く聴いてみてください!

LowKey Techno 1999? side A (mix by miked)

LowKey Techno 1999? side B (mix by miked)

 

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Dub Smokin
August 9, 2011, 2:08 am
Filed under: Roots Reggae, Dub, Ska, Funk, Soul | Tags: ,

Tribute to ROOTS TANK and Dub Smokin

日本語版下へ

Dub Smokin was a great monthly event I used to play at while living in Tokyo.  The event got started before I came along, but I was later asked to become a regular dj for the evening.  The event was held every 4th Saturday at one of my all-time favorite reggae spots that was in Shibuya – Roots Tank.  To our dismay, Roots Tank was closed a couple years back and that eventually brought an end to this event as well.  The place was a relatively low-pro gem of Jamaican gettaway.  Great atmosphere on the 4th floor, LOUD system till morning, cheap drinks, usually no entrance fee, and an overall “anything goes” mentality made the place home to many a lawless night of fun.

I really wanted to get a few mixes from the regulars of the event, especially the organizer and dear friend Nametake, but for various reasons no one has pulled through thus far.  I was lucky enough, however, to get a super solid mix coming from Tetsu-san, who joined the event the last few times before Roots Tank closed; though his record collection outshines all of those whose names are on the flier ; )

We usually all played 2 45min to an hour sets.  I intended to make two mixes for this tribute, but have so far had only time for this one.  This mix represents what I might play towards the latter half of the morning, when peoples heads and feet have gotten a bit heavier.  The mix I still haven’t made yet would be more upbeat, perhaps with some  funk thrown in etc… So don’t get the impression that the evening was always this heavy.  This mix is basically heavy after heavy.  The beats are heavy and the lyrics are heavy.  Heavy on Rasta/Black liberation (to Zion).  I LOVE every track on here.

(Side note:  One of my American friends that I sent this mix to in the past once said “love the mix, but what the hell is that “nigger” track??”   Yes, there is a dub version of the song called “Every Nigger is a Star”.  Yes, there are songs about being black and black liberation.  Yes, I am as white as they come.  I make no claims to understand what it is like to be black and in no way consider myself to be an “honorary brother” of any kind.  I am also, obviously, not a Rastafarian.  All I can say is that this music, musically/lyrically/production-wise, moves my soul.  I only aim to share music that I love and that moves me, in hopes that it does the same to you.  I would be a greatly saddened if I ever offended anyone in the process.)

Tetsu’s mix is an excellent mix of 80s Roots original 12″s.  As I’ve mentioned before on two other posts from Testu (see: Wackie’s Origingal 45s Vol. I & Vol. II), the man has an insane record collection…a handful of some of his treasures would definitely be worth more than most of my entire collection.  In this mix you can enjoy the reggae 12″ single style of the original version followed by either the “DJ” version (where a “dj” mc’s over a dub of the original track) or a “dub version” of the original.  Dub, in case you may not know, was the product of the producer taking out most or all of the vocal tracks, messing with the all the other tracks and adding delay etc…to create a bugged out instrumental version of the original track.  The “DJ” style basically grew out of actual mcs at soundsystem parties mc-ing live over these dubs.  This was a hit at the dance parties and was then recorded in the studio.  To see some original dub production in action check out one of the masters at work HERE.

Dub Smokin Mix – miked

Bush Weed / Pauline / Uhuru 7″
Lambs Bread Collie / Light of Saba / Honest Jon’s 12″ single
Step It Out Of Babylon / Palmers Brothers / Hawkeye 7″
(Version B side) Exiting / Roots Radicks
Full Warning / I Roy / Fe-Me-Time 7″
Higher Field Marshall / The Wailers Band / PK 10″
My Guiding Star / The Heptones / Impact 7″
Jah Is My Guiding Star / Tappa Zukie / Stars 7″
Things Felt Right / Oj / Half Moon Records (PK9) 12″LP
Let’s Go To Zion / Winston Francis / Studio One 12″
Set Me Free / Dill Smith / Half Moon Records (PK9) 12″LP
Conquering Lion / Yabby You / 12″LP
Yabby Youth / Big Youth & Yabby You / Vivian Jackson 7″
Judge I Oh Lord / Tappa Zukie / Ivanhoe 10″
Freedom, Justice & Equality / Stranger Cole / Half Moon Records (PK9) 12″LP
Higher Field Marshall (Version) / The Wailers Band / PK 10″
Revolution / Leroy Sibbles / Wackie’s 12″ single
This World / Leroy Sibbles / Wackie’s 12″ single
Live And Love / Wayne Jarrett / Wackie’s 10″
Satan Side / Keith Hudson & Chuckles / Duke 7″
Peter & Judas / Earl Flute & Horace Andy / Mafia 7″
Every Dub Is A Star / Harry J’s Studio / Jamaican Recordings
Black Is Our Color (Version) / Wayne Wade / Vivian Jackson 7″
Black Is Our Color / Wayne Wade / Vivian Jackson 7″

80s Roots 12″ Original Press SIngles – Tetsu

1.THE LOVE OF MUSIC/JOHNNY OSBOURNE
2.HELP THEM PLEASE/MICHAEL PROPHET
3.NICE TIME(LATE NIGHT BLUES)/DON CARLOS
4.NOW I KNOW/ANTHONY JOHNSON
5.DREADLOCKS MAN/BARRINGTON LEVY
6.YOUTH MAN/NOEL PHILLIPS
7.ROAST FISH&CORNBREAD/DENNIS WALKS
8.THERE MUST BE ANGEL/LINVAL THOMPSON
9.CASSANDRA/MICHAEL PROPHET
10.FIVE MAN ARMY/DILLINGER,TRINITY,WAYNE WADE,AL
CAMPBELL,JUNIOR TAMLIN
~SEND ANOTHER MOSES/DILLINGER

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日本語版

今回のミックスはRoots TankとDub Smokinの思い出ミックス〜〜

閉店する前に渋谷にあったRoots Tankは本当に最高に楽しいレゲーバーでした。音がでかくって、マスター達がスーパーいい人達、朝までやっていて、なんでもありな感じでいつでもアットホームな気分でした。閉店したら、言葉にならないぐらい残念でした。Dub SmokinはNametake-sanがproduceした月一回イベントでした。イベントが始まってから半年から一年後に私がregular djとして誘われて、一年間ちかくdjやりました。本当に本当に楽しいイベントでした! 音楽のテーマがちょっとHeavyな感じ、dj達が皆楽しいKiller selectionを持ってきてくれたし。。。そうして、よく来てくれたあたたかいお客さんもいっぱいいたので。。。本当にいい思い出になりました! 皆にありがとう!

今回、Dub SmokinのDJ達にみんなにミックスを頼んだだけど、それぞれみんなが忙しくって、なかなかミックスを作る時間がないので、今回は私とTetsu-sanのミックスしかないけど。。。未来にもしかしたらCAPTAIN Nametake-sanのミックスが出来上がるかもしらないので、その時にまたアップします〜〜

私からのミックスは本当に重い感じで、夜遅い時間にかけるようなミックスで。。。Heavy Heavy Sounds… でも、Dub Smokinはいつもこんなに重いイベントではなかった全然。逆にだいたいいつもかなり盛り上がっていた。もしCaptain Nameのミックスが届いたら、その時に僕のDub Smokin “元気 version”のミックスを作りますので〜〜〜〜〜〜〜

そうして、Tetsu-sanのミックスは80s Roots Original 12” mix です! 最高! Tetsu-sanはRoots Tank閉店の少し前にDub Smokin regular djとして参加してくれたけど、Record collector的にキングでした。Tetsu-sanはよくテーマがあるセットを持ってきてくれて、こういう風に勉強になるミックスばっかりでした。過去にoursoundtracksにアップしたのOriginal Wackies Vol. I and Vol. IIもそうでした。是非きいてみてください!!

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Hakkoushokuhin Jams
March 7, 2011, 2:41 pm
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醗酵食品 Jams mix by miked @ Dublab

(Carmen Maki 7″ “Even if I die” – Words by Terayama Shuji) 

日本語は下にあります

As I mentioned on the Asakawa Maki post, when I was back home in LA in December I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to record a couple sets at the Dublab studios.

This set, unlike the Asakawa Maki set, was mainly on CDs and relatively void of forethought.  Also, this was my first time ever trying to use CDj machines, definitely threw me off…songs starting when they shouldn’t, general mood of panic – basically, flying by the seat of my cosmic pants…But hey, no better place to close our eyes and use the force of our cosmic pants than dublab!   At any rate, I just wanted to give a sampling of Japanese music that I’ve really been into  over the years since being here in Japan.  Before and since coming to Japan, the world of Japanese music has been a relatively tough shell to crack.   Of course there are some standard greats like all the Group Sounds stuff of the 60s, Fuzzed out craziness in the 70s (Raillez etc..), Boredoms, Cornelius etc. in the 90s and 00s, but at the same time you can often be quite hard pressed to find stuff that isn’t just crap or nice try, but that was already done before… Of course, the internet has changed the game enormously in recent years, but it took me years before I didn’t feel like finding a truly great Japanese artist was like finding a needle in haystack; or maybe I’m just getting used to needle hunting.

It also can be an extremely tough task to stay objective and distinguish between the truly great and the mediocre that just sounds good because a) you haven’t been able to find much else or b) because I’m more immersed in the culture than those who don’t live here and therefore like inexplicable/untranslatable things about.  Who knows.  You can be the judge.

Getting back to the task at hand.  In this mix I have tried to put together a mix where the audio-aesthetics would be for the most part agreeable to the pallets of lovers of odd music goodness and dublab listeners of course.  The first third of the mix is on vinyl the rest on cds.  It begins with some earlier traditional and early folk music numbers and works it’s way in out of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s… The title of the mix “Hakkoushokuhin” means “fermented foods”.  Fermentation is basically the soul of Japanese food (the heart being rice and soy beans).  Sake/Shochu, soy sauce, miso, natto, tsukemono to name a few.  In the same smelly, dark, and grimy spirit of this fermentation that makes Japanese food what it is and the people who they are I made this mix. (Yes, I’m being purposely ridiculous.)  There is still so much more I wanted to play, hopefully I’ll get around to it someday.  Till then,

Let’s eat.

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ps.  Thanks to Frosty for turning me on to SOLID RECORDS

TRACKLIST

Ceremonial Imperial Court music called “Gagaku”- Youtube

Akasaka Koume (赤坂 小梅) – Kuroda Bushi (黒田節) – 7″ single – Colombia

Kyoko Saito (斎藤 京子) – Shin Tanto (新タント) – 7″ single – King Records

Akasaka Koume (赤坂 小梅) – Otemoyan (おてもやん) – 7″ single – Colombia

Kyoko Saito (斎藤 京子) – Okosa Bushi (おこさ節) – 7″ single – King Records

Rabbit Dance (うさぎのダンス) – From a 10LP box set of childrens songs – Victor

Jun Togawa (戸川純) – Aru Hareta No Hi (あるはれたの日) – Kyokutou Ian Shouka (極東慰安唱歌) – YEN Records

Jun Togawa (戸川純) – Kyokutou Ian Shouka (極東慰安唱歌) -Kyokutou Ian Shouka (極東慰安唱歌) – YEN Records

Jun Togawa (戸川純) – Akashia no Ame ga Yamutoki (アカシアの雨がやむとき) – Showa Kyounen (昭和享年) – Teichiku

The Violins – Furusato no Nioi (故郷の匂い) – 7″ single – Minoru Phone
*randomly these lyrics were written by my wife’s father

Maki Carmen (カルメン マキ) – Watashi ga Shindemo (私が死んでも) – 7″ single – CBS Sony
*lyrics by Shuji Terayama (歌詞: 寺山修司)

Kaburagi Sou (鏑木創) – ??? – Onna Banchou Blues Mesubachi no Chousen (女番長ブルース 牝蜂の挑戦) – Solid Records

Reiko Ike (池玲子) – ??? – 女番長ブルース 牝蜂の挑戦 – Solid Records

Reiko Ike (池玲子) – Ochou no Blues (お蝶のブルース) – 女番長ブルース 牝蜂の挑戦 – Solid Records

Izumi Masako (和泉雅子) – Odoritai wa (踊りたいわ) – Tokyo A-Go-Go (東京ア・ゴーゴー) – Solid Records

Hibari Misora (美空ひばり) – Omatsuri Mambo (お祭りマンボー) – ?? – ??

Rie Yokoyama (横山リエ) – Koko wa Shizukana Saizensen (ここは静かな最前線) – Tenshi no Koukotsu (天使の恍惚) – – Solid Records

Les Rallizes Denudes – Dansho (2断章2) – Mizutani – ??

Les Rallizes Denudes – Kiretsu (亀裂) – Mizutani – ??

Endo Kenji (遠藤健司) – Curry Rice Live – ?? – ??

Kiyoshiro Imawano (忌野清志郎) – PuriPuri Baby – ?? – ??

Kiyoshiro Imawano Tower Records TV Commercial – Youtube

Lake – echo – Lake – Indies Maker

Kyoko Harada w/ Kiyoshiro Imawano (原田郁 +忌野清志郎) – Gingawa (銀河) – Colombia

Kicell (キセル) – Ne no Ji (ねの字) – Yume (夢) – Victor

Kicell (キセル) – shinnshinn (しんしんしん) – Happy End Parade (tribute album) – Victor

Happy End – Happy End Cont. 続はっぴぃえんど – Happy End – Pony Canyon

Yura Yura Teikoku (ゆらゆら帝国) – 3 am Fuzz Guitar (午前3時のファズギター ) – 1998 – 2004 – Midi

Sou Kaburagi (鏑木創) – NoraNeko Rock Sex Hunter (野良猫ロック セックス・ハンター) – Solid Records

Torihada Minoru (鳥肌実) Akumasutoukingu (悪魔巣取金愚) – Yasumi no Kuni (休みの国) – avex io

Judy Ong & Young and Fresh (ジュディ・オング&ヤング・アンド・フレッシュ) – Seishun A Go Go (青春ア・ゴーゴー) – Tokyo A Go Go (東京ア・ゴーゴー) – Solid Records

Bito Isao (尾藤イサオ) Chigireta Namida (ちぎれた涙) – Tokyo A Go Go (東京ア・ゴーゴー) – Solid Records

Pop & Nono

Kiyoshiro Imawano – Tv Commercial

日本語版

このミックスはこの間アメリカに帰っていた時にDUBLABスタジオで作りました。僕が好きな曲や日本人じゃない方にも伝えられる曲をかけてみました。日本に住んでもう七年過ぎていますけど、いい日本の音楽を探すのは本当に時間かかりました。都会にいないと、面白い音楽が好きとか、詳しい人に出会うのは、何年かけても出会わない可能性が普通〜にある!東京に三年間住んで本当によかった〜はは。 ま、それはそれで、外人にとって日本の音楽とふれあい始めると色んな問題が出てくる;特にちょっとマニアックだとしたら。

まず、まだ全然いい音楽探せない頃、ちょっとでもカッコイイやつみつけたら大喜び〜♪ でも、やっぱりちゃんと聴くと、んんん〜やっぱりただ悪くなかっただけ?、そうしてやっぱり、日本にいない友達に特に聴かせなくてもいいかな〜。つまり、これは本当にいいものなのか、ただ日本のものだから好きなのか・・・。
もっと時間たったら、そこそこ本当にいい日本の音楽が集まってきたり、日本語をしゃべったり、文化などを理解したりするとまた違う問題が出てくる。。。本当にいいものなのに絶対に外国の音楽マニア達に通じない。例えば、忌野清志郎。私的にもう〜言葉にならないぐらい尊敬しているし、大好きな日本のロック武士。亡くなった時涙をこぼしました。ただ、そんな私でさえ、ほとんどの清志郎の音楽は音楽的に別にそんなに好きじゃない。バンドが普通で、音がきれいすぎてあんまり面白くない。ただ、清志郎が大好き、声は素晴らしい、素晴らしソングライター、ユーモアたっぷり、メッセージ深い。。。本当のロックンローラーでした。けど、やっぱり日本語分からない人にとってまず音楽を聴く。だから、外国のマニアたちにとって「裸のラリース」とか他のスーパーマイナーやつみたいなのとか、「ハッピーエンド」とかの方が通じる。でも日本でスーパーアンダーグラウンド音楽を聴いている方でもたぶん清志郎さんに対して大リスペクトしています。実はこのミックスに清志郎の曲四つぐらいかけようと思ったけど、結局二つになっちゃいました。わざとじゃなかったけど、結果的にない方がよかったかもしれない。日本人の方にとって入っていた方が楽しいと思っているけど、全体のミックス的に、そうして日本人じゃない方にとってみれば、やっぱりない方がよかったかな〜〜〜〜〜? ま、分からないけど。。 ;)持ってくるのは忘れた清志郎の曲たちは: ここへ
それで、もう一つの「問題」は、日本の古い音楽、民謡とか、にかんして、僕は全く分からないままで音楽聴いているので、本当にただ僕の心の中で響くやつしか選べない。。ま、純粋で一番いい立場だと思うけど、どれほど日本人に笑われている分からない、どんだけださいやつかけてるかどうか分かりません〜 でも、正直にいうと、僕の音楽マニア友達たちにとって絶対清志より民謡のほうが通じると思う。

なぜこのミックスに醗酵食品の名前を付けたかというのは、日本の料理のソウルは発酵したもの (ハートはやっぱりお米と大豆)だと思っていますので 、この臭い、暗い、汚い、時間のかかる(・・・言い過ぎだけど)でもうまい!醗酵食品を作る気持ちでこのミックスを作りました。普段はレコードでミックスを使っているので、今回初めてCDJの機械を使って、ちょっとめちゃくちゃ感がありますので。。。すいません

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ps.  Thanks to Frosty for turning me on to SOLID RECORDS

Tracklist

Ceremonial Imperial Court music called “Gagaku”- Youtube

Akasaka Koume (赤坂 小梅) – Kuroda Bushi (黒田節) – 7″ single – Colombia

Kyoko Saito (斎藤 京子) – Shin Tanto (新タント) – 7″ single – King Records

Akasaka Koume (赤坂 小梅) – Otemoyan (おてもやん) – 7″ single – Colombia

Kyoko Saito (斎藤 京子) – Okosa Bushi (おこさ節) – 7″ single – King Records

Rabbit Dance (うさぎのダンス) – From a 10LP box set of childrens songs – Victor

Jun Togawa (戸川純) – Aru Hareta No Hi (あるはれたの日) – Kyokutou Ian Shouka (極東慰安唱歌) – YEN Records

Jun Togawa (戸川純) – Kyokutou Ian Shouka (極東慰安唱歌) -Kyokutou Ian Shouka (極東慰安唱歌) – YEN Records

Jun Togawa (戸川純) – Akashia no Ame ga Yamutoki (アカシアの雨がやむとき) – Showa Kyounen (昭和享年) – Teichiku

The Violins – Furusato no Nioi (故郷の匂い) – 7″ single – Minoru Phone
*randomly these lyrics were written by my wife’s father

Maki Carmen (カルメン マキ) – Watashi ga Shindemo (私が死んでも) – 7″ single – CBS Sony
*lyrics by Shuji Terayama (歌詞: 寺山修司)

Kaburagi Sou (鏑木創) – ??? – Onna Banchou Blues Mesubachi no Chousen (女番長ブルース 牝蜂の挑戦) – Solid Records

Reiko Ike (池玲子) – ??? – 女番長ブルース 牝蜂の挑戦 – Solid Records

Reiko Ike (池玲子) – Ochou no Blues (お蝶のブルース) – 女番長ブルース 牝蜂の挑戦 – Solid Records

Izumi Masako (和泉雅子) – Odoritai wa (踊りたいわ) – Tokyo A-Go-Go (東京ア・ゴーゴー) – Solid Records

Hibari Misora (美空ひばり) – Omatsuri Mambo (お祭りマンボー) – ?? – ??

Rie Yokoyama (横山リエ) – Koko wa Shizukana Saizensen (ここは静かな最前線) – Tenshi no Koukotsu (天使の恍惚) – – Solid Records

Les Rallizes Denudes – Dansho (2断章2) – Mizutani – ??

Les Rallizes Denudes – Kiretsu (亀裂) – Mizutani – ??

Endo Kenji (遠藤健司) – Curry Rice Live – ?? – ??

Kiyoshiro Imawano (忌野清志郎) – PuriPuri Baby – ?? – ??

Kiyoshiro Imawano Tower Records TV Commercial – Youtube

Lake – echo – Lake – Indies Maker

Kyoko Harada w/ Kiyoshiro Imawano (原田郁 +忌野清志郎) – Gingawa (銀河) – Colombia

Kicell (キセル) – Ne no Ji (ねの字) – Yume (夢) – Victor

Kicell (キセル) – shinnshinn (しんしんしん) – Happy End Parade (tribute album) – Victor

Happy End – Happy End Cont. 続はっぴぃえんど – Happy End – Pony Canyon

Yura Yura Teikoku (ゆらゆら帝国) – 3 am Fuzz Guitar (午前3時のファズギター ) – 1998 – 2004 – Midi

Sou Kaburagi (鏑木創) – NoraNeko Rock Sex Hunter (野良猫ロック セックス・ハンター) – Solid Records

Torihada Minoru (鳥肌実) Akumasutoukingu (悪魔巣取金愚) – Yasumi no Kuni (休みの国) – avex io

Judy Ong & Young and Fresh (ジュディ・オング&ヤング・アンド・フレッシュ) – Seishun A Go Go (青春ア・ゴーゴー) – Tokyo A Go Go (東京ア・ゴーゴー) – Solid Records

Bito Isao (尾藤イサオ) Chigireta Namida (ちぎれた涙) – Tokyo A Go Go (東京ア・ゴーゴー) – Solid Records

Pop & Nono

Kiyoshiro Imawano – Tv Commercial

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