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06.01.2022

Crack Mix 431:
Toshiki Ohta

House Hip-Hop Breakbeats

A sense of excitement and an appreciation for dance music’s colourful past can be felt in all that Toshiki Ohta does. His entry into the Crack Mix series is no exception. 

Whether he’s co-hosting on NTS Radio’s Sacred Pools show alongside DJ October and Faso or playing out at clubs such as Patterns in Brighton – where he’s currently a resident – the Japan-born, US-raised DJ’s creative output is imbued with an exuberance that’s as bright as it is infectious. Based in the UK since the late 80s, Ohta’s sets are peppered with a medley of underground sounds that dominated during his formative years; breakbeat, jungle and acid-tinged cuts among those he most frequently spins. 

For his Crack Mix, Ohta homes in on “breakbeat and 4×4 with an MC (mostly hip-house and ragga) from 1987 to present day, from all over the world.”

Hopefully the way it has been mixed shows old records in a new context,” says Ohta. I had a lot of fun putting this together, hope you enjoy the ride. It was recorded on my spare room floor using three CDJs whilst I was isolating and sick with Covid.

Toshiki Ohta next plays Patterns, Brighton, on 19 February alongside Helena Hauff

 


See Tracklist
Nu Jacks – House Sensation ft. Ivory Ranks (Vocal Mix)
Leftwing & Kody – Sound Boy ft. Lady Saw (Original Mix)
Spank Rock – Cool Shit
Genaside II – Narra Mine ft. Killerman Archer (Armand Van Helden's West Coast Mix)
Modeselektor – Wealth ft. Flohio (Yo van Lenz Remix)
Rebel MC – Better World (Revvin Mix)
Loose Bruce – Getting Moody
Padded Cell – Signal Failure (GTA version)
Johnny P – Look Good (Metro Club Mix)
Bodytalkers – The Message (Hip House Mix)
Buckley – Back To The Tower ft. Ives St. Ange
MC Itsuka – Fall n Back
The Wee Papa Girl Rappers – Heat it Up (Acid House mix)
Laurent X – It's Magic ft. Lee Haggard
Double Trouble – Celebrate ft. Michie One (Renegade Soundwave Mix)
Epitome Of Hype – Let The Freak (Original Mix)
Moody Allen – Six Feet ft. Vince Franklin (DJ Honesty Hip House Mix)
Clyde – Serve It Up ft. Capitol A (Brooks Hip House Mix)
R.A.W. – Asuca (Tribal Mix)
KC Flightt – Planet E (Acid Drop mix)

Crack Mix 431: Toshiki Ohta

Crack Mix 431: Toshiki Ohta

A sense of excitement and an appreciation for dance music’s colourful past can be felt in all that Toshiki Ohta does. His entry into the Crack Mix series is no exception. 

Whether he’s co-hosting on NTS Radio’s Sacred Pools show alongside DJ October and Faso or playing out at clubs such as Patterns in Brighton – where he’s currently a resident – the Japan-born, US-raised DJ’s creative output is imbued with an exuberance that’s as bright as it is infectious. Based in the UK since the late 80s, Ohta’s sets are peppered with a medley of underground sounds that dominated during his formative years; breakbeat, jungle and acid-tinged cuts among those he most frequently spins. 

For his Crack Mix, Ohta homes in on “breakbeat and 4×4 with an MC (mostly hip-house and ragga) from 1987 to present day, from all over the world.”

Hopefully the way it has been mixed shows old records in a new context,” says Ohta. I had a lot of fun putting this together, hope you enjoy the ride. It was recorded on my spare room floor using three CDJs whilst I was isolating and sick with Covid.

Toshiki Ohta next plays Patterns, Brighton, on 19 February alongside Helena Hauff

 

See Tracklist
Nu Jacks – House Sensation ft. Ivory Ranks (Vocal Mix)
Leftwing & Kody – Sound Boy ft. Lady Saw (Original Mix)
Spank Rock – Cool Shit
Genaside II – Narra Mine ft. Killerman Archer (Armand Van Helden's West Coast Mix)
Modeselektor – Wealth ft. Flohio (Yo van Lenz Remix)
Rebel MC – Better World (Revvin Mix)
Loose Bruce – Getting Moody
Padded Cell – Signal Failure (GTA version)
Johnny P – Look Good (Metro Club Mix)
Bodytalkers – The Message (Hip House Mix)
Buckley – Back To The Tower ft. Ives St. Ange
MC Itsuka – Fall n Back
The Wee Papa Girl Rappers – Heat it Up (Acid House mix)
Laurent X – It's Magic ft. Lee Haggard
Double Trouble – Celebrate ft. Michie One (Renegade Soundwave Mix)
Epitome Of Hype – Let The Freak (Original Mix)
Moody Allen – Six Feet ft. Vince Franklin (DJ Honesty Hip House Mix)
Clyde – Serve It Up ft. Capitol A (Brooks Hip House Mix)
R.A.W. – Asuca (Tribal Mix)
KC Flightt – Planet E (Acid Drop mix)
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