We often hear that people have trouble getting our albums as, aside from our first album, they aren't released outside of Japan. Here is a full listing of Ryukyu undergroud tracks available for download from the US iTunes site here http://www.fauta.net/ - great site that collects iTunes (US) links to Okinawan music by Richie from www.karakui.com
■Ryukyu Underground on new Buddha Bar XII
One other way to get hold of Ryukyu Underground worldwide is on the new Buddha Bar XII compilation out now from George V records. The featured track is "Umaku Kamade" from our recent "Umui" album. This is the third Buddha Bar comp we have appeared on and as ever with DJ Ravin's collections it is an excellent and eclectic journey.
Eclectic notes too from the George V website "This 12th opus - a celebration of love “à la française” - takes you to a journey through Old Paris and immerses you in the most romantic country in the world. This new release, the fruits of this romantic period, features an artwork dedicated to love and sprinkled with kitsch that will not fail to delight the golden youth worldwide.
Buddha-Bar XII opens the doors on a pink-tinted universe where dreams become reality. In this new compilation, DJ Ravin extracts the essence of the Parisian charm to which he adds avant-garde and spicy elements …..
A first cd - entitled “La vie en Rose” - compiles tracks imbued with sensuality including a kitsch remix of “La Vie en Rose”. A second cd, “Pink me Up”, highlights an electronic music selection skillfully orchestrated with acoustic and live ethnic sounds.
Indulge in a romantic escape with the Buddha-Bar XII compilation, available in stores on April, 6th 2010."
■Power of Okinawa 2nd Edition
"The Power of Okinawa" 2nd edition now available online from www.powerofokinawa.com - John Potter has extensively rewritten and updated the guide to Okinawan music. Also check out the associated blog http://www.powerofokinawa.wordpress.com
where John will be posting reviews of new Okinawan CDs and live shows of established and emerging Okinawa musicians.
July 27 2009
■PromotionVideo for "Umaku Kamade" from new album "Umui" finaly finished and released!
Filmed in June on location in Motobu Town and Chinen Village in Okinawa. The video was directed by Daniel Lopez and shot by Susumu Miyazu.
7-8ｐｍ Keith Gordon （UK) Eclectic Balearic Beach Exotica Vibes
8-9ｐｍ Daniel Lopez (Switzerland) Electro Vibes
9-1030ｐｍ Satomi (Okinawa) techno
1030-12aｍ DーVine (Germany) Drum and Bass)
12-2aｍ Keith Gordon （UK) Future World Funk/Breaks
2-230aｍ Sancar (Turkey) psychedelic trance
330-5aｍ Takayuki (Okinawa) tech-house, trance
5-7a Morio and Yamada (Okinawa) minimal, tech-house
June 21 Sun
Okinawa, Chatan, Sunset Beach 6:00pm - 9:00pm
- DJ Keith Gordon
- lIVE "'N'jamiI"
- Lighting/Candle Show"Shzucal Wax"
March 10 2009
UMUI - new album due out in Japan April 15th!!
First up big apologies for the lack of news on what we have been up to over the last couple of years. I know alot of people have been wondering where we had disappeared to. We have been steadily making new tunes since the release of our last album Shimadelica in 2006, though both Jon and I have recently become fathers, Jon twice, so this has necessarily taken up alot of time but finally it is here, "UMUI" is our 4th studio album and will be released on Respect Records on April 15th in Japan. You can listen to a couple of tasters on our myspace page. We'll get an mp3 or two up soon here for download so check back. We again recorded with our long time collaborators Mika Uchizato and Toru Yonaha and also Ayano Uema and Natsuki Nakamura who appeared on our last album. As ever the tracks span a wide range of styles - Afrobeat, Lounge, Exotica, Dub, Trip Hop, Dubtronica, and Glitch. The tracks;