Every Mixed Feelings podcast is accompanied by a few questions that provide a little insight into the DJ and the mix they've prepared for us and for you.
Which feelings do we find bottled in this mix?
I would say feelings of inspiration, peace of mind and discovering something new. The mix should feel like a zen garden for the mind.
What message does the music you play convey?
Music from Japan has been a huge inspiration for a lot of special moments in a great variety of sets played in different places and settings. This mix only contains music from Japan or Japanese artist and all tracks are below 100 BPM. For the people who never listened closely to Japanese music (or for the people who have), the mix is like going to Tokyo (or Japan in general) for the first time and be totally overwhelmed.
How is the mix reflecting your current music taste?
A lot of this music inspires the sets we play in clubs (or festivals) today. Our current sets should always offer new discoveries to the people on the dance floor and that's exactly what this mix is about.
Who should release a new album/EP already?
Sade or Frank Ocean.
What's magical about music?
It expands your mind and perception and can trigger a great array of deep emotions.
What is your main source for finding new music?
Streaming services, Bandcamp, Social Media, Discogs, friends and befriended DJ's .
If the mix would be a soundtrack, what (kind of) movie/video/audio-visual content would support it best?
Something from Studio Ghibli.
Miki Imai - Boogie-Woogie Lonesome High-Heel
吉田美奈子 - 雲のゆくえに
Minako Yoshida - 05. 恋は流星
Hiroki Ishiguro - Unity
Hidemi Ishikawa - Only A Fool
Soichi Terada - Binary Rondo
KEDGE - Rolling Like A Heaven
Hidemi Ishikawa - Easier
Naoya Matsuoka & Hidefumi Toki - Feelin’ Gently
Noriki - Uncle Bearcat
Yasuko Agawa - L.A. Night
Junko Yagami - Miss DJ
PSY-S - ドリーム・スープ
竹内まりや - Plastic Love
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