Okawa 78(Takeshi Okawa)
“OKAWA 78” IS WORLD’S ONLY 78RPM RECORDS DJ.
78 RPM records may seem anachronistic , he carries heavy extraordinarily fragile 78 records from 1920’s to 1950’s Roots Music wherever he goes to the delight of many all around the world.
Besides his DJ career, since 1985, he organizes the annual music event “Down Beat Ruler” in Tokyo which includes many roots music bands from legendary stars to up and coming artists and DJs and is captured in an album also produced by Okawa which celebrates the atmosphere of the event. Okawa is also a much sought out producer working with various Ska, Jazz and Soul musicians.
He formed his own band “Okawa and the rulers” in 2014. The band blends latin american, african, funk andska music seamlessly.