Dj Uchikawa

R2 News Autumn 2012

R2 News / Autumn 2012

• ADE 2012
• New Rhythm Of Elements 12”
• Minneapolis Funk Special at UNITED 80

Happy Autumn All, If you’re travelling to Amsterdam for ADE, see you at Supperclub this Friday (19th October).

• Limited Edition R2 T-Shirts now in! High quality print on American Apparel shirts. £20 + p&p. If you would like to order contact (subject to availability) Ladies T-Shirts also available.

• Karizma Collection (Bonus Edition) is finally available on all good digital platforms. As well as all his biggest tracks, we’ve included some previously unreleased material for your delectation. You can get it now, [Here]

• Rhythm of Elements are back with a new 12”, the Global Soul Session E.P. Plus, containing a tribute to Detroit’s sadly departed Aaron Carl, Tribe #3. Keeping the Detroit connection, The track is also remixed by Moodymann & Theo Parrish collaborator Rick Wilhite. Release date 3rd December, check out the release [Here]

• For those of you attending Amsterdam’s music festival ADE this year we have a very special party on 19th October 2012 at the Supperclub. Atjazz & Friends will feature DJ sets from the mightly Atjazz, Karizma & Kyri R2, plus a live set by Si Tew and much more. It’s gonna be a great night.

Details and official event here:

Facebook Event Page: [Here]
Resident Advisor Event: [Here]
Official ADE Website: [Here]
Buy Tickets: [Here]

• Finally, we are hosting another in-store at the fantastic United 80 in Brixton Market on Saturday 27th October from 7pm-11pm, this time pulling out all the Prince and associated Minneapolis Funk artists for a Minneapolis Special. The market has many fine bars and eateries go with the fine music, so come hang out at south London’s most bohemian spot.

Hope to see you soon.

Keep Shining.

R2 X

Loftsoul – Soul Inspiration

ARTIST: Loftsoul & The Latin Soul Brothas

Loftsoul is the moniker of renowned DJ Uchikawa Masahiko. He has been a DJ for more than 25 years, and is deeply involved with the Japanese nightclub scene since its early days. His borderless and genre-straddling playing style, from Soul, Jazz, Dance Classics, Deep House, to Techno tells of the impassioned music life of DJ Uchikawa Masahiko.

In addition to running regular parties at his club “Loft” in Nagano, (which has hosted Djs such as Joe Claussell, Jerome Sydenham and Glenn Underground) and “Premier” at Loop, Uchikawa has been recording tracks as Loftsoul, and collaborating with pianist Makoto Kuriya as Rhythm Of Elements.

“Soul Inspiration” sees Loftsoul’s continued collaboration with Chicago House stalwart Glenn Underground alongside Ricardo Miranda AKA The Latin Soul Brothas.

“Soul Inspiration” is a deliciously deep groove with trademark virtuoso piano for some esoteric soulful dance floor action.

The B-side sees the Latin Soul Brothas slow it down for the electronic soul of the Moog Mix. Finally, DJ Uchikawa and Hide Koyama provide an essential Dub.


A1.“Soul Inspiration” Original Mix
B1  “Soul Inspiration” Latin Soul Brothas Moog Mix
B2 “Soul Inspiration” Dub Mix

For more information please contact