July 7, 2021
Funk, boogie, and soul from the Japanese DJ’s NYC HQ.
In VF Live, our favourite collectors take you inside their homes, record stores, and studios, for intimate mixes and performances.
DJ Mihoko started out her the mid-’90s as a founding member of Japan’s first female reggae sound system, Mihoko toured her home nation extensively, while taking occasional trips to Jamaica to cut dubplates.
Moving to NYC in ’98, Mihoko soon picked up a number of residencies and guest spots at venues such as the Limelight, Speed, Cheetah, Lotus and 60 Thompson. Adapting to New York’s genre-spanning club scene, she began blending a wide variety of musical styles including hip-hop, soul, funk, disco, boogie, Afro-beat, and house, while still drawing heavily on her reggae roots.
For her debut VF Live set, Mihoko plays funk, boogie, and soul from her NYC HQ.
Watch and listen to the set above, and check out the tracklist below.
1. Experience Unlimited – Peace gone away
2. Leo’s Sunshipp – Give Me The Sunshine
3. Freda Payne – We’ve Gotta Find A Way Back To Love
4. Unity & the Downbeats – Love Dream
5. Betty Lou Landreth – I Can’t Stop
6. Toast – It’s Just An Illusion (Coming to ya)
7. La’ Verne Washington – The Promise
8. Armenta – I Wanna Be With You
9. Game – Gotta Take Your Love
10. Vance and Suzzanne – I Can’t Get Along Without You