Monday Morning Mixtape 262

Photo: Victor Reynolds

Journey from Japanese ambient-jazz fusion to 1970s lovers rock and new age tropical dub.

Welcome back to a new Monday Morning Mixtape, to start your week off on the right note. This week’s mixtape was curated by London-based DJ and resident at The Cause Keane Robinson, who runs the E:late party series.

In his own words: “The recording was influenced by a recent solo trip to Tokyo which ended up becoming a bit of a record-hunting pilgrimage. I start and end with some Japanese records and play a lot of other stuff I picked up whilst I was there. Japan’s obsession with Reggae, dub and African music is also a real thing as I came to discover. You’ll hear these sounds throughout. In terms of the vibe I tried to curate music which captures the calming solitude, weirdness and joy that comes with exploring a city like Tokyo by yourself.”

Tracklist
Motohiko Hamase – Circle
Eiji Nakayama – See Sea Town
Yusef Lateef – Like It Is
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – Whispering Tenderness
Cymande – One More
Azymuth – Manha
Ladja – Steps
Aleke Kanonu – Mother’s Day (6:00)
Gasper Lawal – Omi Leniyon
Alric Forbes – To Jah
Devon Russell – Move On Up
Deep Nalstrom – Liquid Diamonds
Ferdi – Thinking Of You
Periplo – At The Mercy of Inertia
Markus Sommer – Untitled E1
Crystal Pool – Neo Image
Talkbox – I Still Love You [Talkbox Version] Kota Motomura – Aboy 4

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