PRE-ORDER / REISSUE AVAILABLE JULY 29th 2022 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Active as a professional DJ in Japan since the late eighties, DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite is also a renowned remixer, compiler and producer. An avid record collector and an expert of the Wamono style, Yoshizawa published the Wamono A to Z records guide book in 2015 which instantly sold-out. The book unveiled a myriad of beautiful and rare records from a highly prolific, but still then unknown, Japanese groove scene.
After many years working as a record buyer for several stores, DJ Chintam opened his own Blow Up shop in 2018 in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. A member of the Dayjam Crew and a specialist of soul, funk, rare groove and disco music, Chintam is also an expert of the home-brewed Wamono grooves. He supervised and wrote the Wamono A to Z records guide book together with Yoshizawa.
For this third chapter of the acclaimed Wamono series, Yoshizawa and Chintam unheart some of the best and rarest light mellow funk tunes and disco boogie bangers produced in Japan between 1978 and 1988. Put the needle on the record, turn up the volume and dig right now into the Wamono sound – the cream of the Japanese jazz, funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the years since the end of the sixties in Japan!
A1. Tetsuo Sakurai - Kimono
A2. Jadoes - Friday Night (Extended Dance Mix)
A3. Yumi Sato - Ame
A4. Kiyohiko Ozaki - Ojousan Oteyawarakani
B1. Hitomi Tohyama - Rainy Driver
B2. Sentimental City Romance - Hello Suisei
B3. Mizuki Koyama - Kareniwa Kanawanai
B4. Hitomi Tohyama - Sweet Soul Music (Kiss Of Life)