Updated: Oct 26, 2021
O&O co-founder SUMJ brings us a long-player, a big-ass bento box of J-pop boogie and funk. It is a recording of a special set he live-streamed on O&O's IG and other channels. He described it as a deep-crate dedication mix to his pal Hide & his crew at Marusan & Fleurs & Cadeaux in Montréal. He didn't have a lot of time for an interview, but were able to get a short chat via text.
O&O: What's shaking SUMJ?
SUMJ: A tad too much at the moment 👍🏽 ... Running late to the airport
O&O: Got a second for a quick text interview?
SUMJ: Sure, shoot
O&O: What can you tell us about the mix?
SUMJ: It's from a livestream I did on O&O's channels. Lot's of J-pop, boogie & fawnky rarities. All-vinyl.
O&O: Is this a dedication mix?
O&O: How did you meet Hide or discover these spots?
SUMJ: My pal Kris Guilty (La Rama Records) introduced me to Hide at one his spots Marusan in the before times -- the food & unique wines are fucking amazing, you got to go next time you up north. Kris & Hide are good mates & every time the vibe and food is on point.
When I first met Hide, I had the pleasure of catching one of their Nippon Boogie nights. The music was slamming. We each have a deep love for J-pop funk & boogie.
I've wanted tp spin with them for awhile, but since the borders closed down it made it tricky. So this is the set I was planning on doing. Hopefully with things opening up, I can get up there soon. I admit following them from afar, I am jealous I can't join in the fun.
Anyway, I wanted to send some love up to the crew via a live-stream. This mix is the full set, just under four hours. I think it sounds pretty good, but Listeners, apologies in advance for any glitches as it's the raw recording from the mixer.
Btw, we got to get Hide to do a mix for us soon. His a killer selector. & Kris is down, so that is coming soon. Stay tuned.
Shit, I gotta bounce. Hope you enjoy it.
O&O: No worries. Do your thing.
SUMJ: Thanks! & much love to my Montréal mates Hide & Kris, I hope to see ya soon.
O&O: & thank you for the mix. We are excited to hear what Kris drops for us soon &, yes, we definitely will send an invite our to DJ Hide. Safe travels amigo!
SUMJ: じゃあね is またね (mata ne) & à bientôt!
01 Omae (SUMJ edit) by Ryu Tsuruoka
02 Thousand Knives by Ryuichi Sakamoto
03 Zanzibar Night by Marlene
04 Sky Fire by Eri Ohno
05 Adam To Eve Super Love by Pink Lady
06 Kindaichi Kosuke Nishi E Iku by Yu Imai
07 Pink Shadow by Bread & Butter
08 The Tokyo Taste by Sadistics
09 Finger Cutting by Eiichi Ohtaki
10 Hot Sand by Piper
11 Love Celebration by Kimiko Kasai
12 Rainy Saturday & Coffee Break by Junko Ohashi & Minoya Central Station
13 Kindaichi Kosuke No Theme by The Mystery Kindaichi Band
14 Kanpoo by Yumi Murata
15 Hidari Mune No Seiza by Tetsuji Hayashi
16 Harumifutou by Kyoko Furuya
17 Last Summer Whisper by Anri
18 Bay/Sky Provincetown 1977 by Yuji Toriyama
19 Blind Curve by Momoko Kikuchi
20 Sunlight (feat. Herbie Hancock) by Kimiko Kasai
21 I Thought It Was You by Herbie Hancock
22 I Thought It Was You by Kimiko Kasai & Herbie Hancock
23 I'm In Love by Tomoko Aran
24 Butterfly by Kimiko Kasai
25 Butterfly by Herbie Hancock
26 As by Kimiko Kasai & Herbie Hancock
27 Plastic Bamboo by Ryuichi Sakamoto
28 L.A Night by Yasuko Agata
29 The Cheater by Marlene
30 Live Hard Live Free by Eri Ohno 31 Wagamama (SUMJ edit) by Ryu Tsuruoka