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Nik Weston presents Shuya Okino - The Shuya Okino EP (12", Mukatsuku, 2015)



Shuya Okino is one of the two brothers who founded the famous Kyoto Jazz Massive project in the early 1990s. Early 2014 he put out a funk/soul/disco album called 'Destiny replayed by Root Soul', mainly late 70s disco/boogie-inclined, with full real instrumentation. 'Take A Look At Yourself', one of the best tunes from this album is to be found in its glorious 8 minutes full version on vinyl thanks to Mukatsuku Records, with 'The Shuya Okino EP' exclusive to Juno Records. Vinyl disco DJs be warned. On the flip, there's a acid-jazz-ish afrobeat rework of 'Love & Live', quite cool, but not as impressive as the following track, 'Still In Love', stripped-down here to its essentials. A luxurious strings version, cinematic as hell, this is disco for the classiest spots.

Nik Weston presents The Shuya Okino EP
Nik Weston presents Shuya Okino - The Shuya Okino EP
(Limited 12") Mukatsuku Records MUKAT039LTD500, 2015-11-02

Tracklisting :
A1. Love & Live Feat Navasha Daya (Exclusive Root Soul Afro mix) 6:34
A2. Still In Love (Exclusive Nik Weston & Rudy's Midnight Machine Epic Strings version) 5:44
B1. Take A Look At Yourself (feat Diviniti) 8:06

Note : Juno exclusive limited 180 gram vinyl 12" in hand stamped kraft paper sleeve, spot varnish card sleeve + hand-numbered obi + 38 mm badge + signed insert + sticker + protective outer sleeve

Links :
Buy on Juno
Shuya Okino : official | facebook | instagram | juno | soundcloud | twitter
Mukatsuku : official | discogs | facebook | parisdjs | twitter | wikipedia | youtube

Press Release :
Kyoto Jazz Massive's Shuya gets the highly limited luxury release treatment from Weston's Mukatsuku. Amid the treats are some delicious beats, all exclusive to vinyl. You may already know the jittering, organic funk of both "Take A Look At Yourself" and "Love & Live" from the Root Soul version album on Village Again last year. However, Mukatsuku have coaxed an all new Root Soul Afrobeat version of the latter for this 12" and put it pride of place on the A-side. Complementing this, Weston and Rudy's Midnight Machine remix of "Still In Love" genuinely lives up to its Epic Strings tag, too. Languishing in dramatics but with full pomp reserved, it's yet another Mukatsuku masterpiece. DJ support from Patrick Forge,Hunee,Sadar Bahar,Jazztronik,Simbad,Rainer Truby and LeFto.


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