March 11, 2022
Italo disco, new wave, electronica, and boogie records from her NYC HQ.
In VF Live, our favourite DJs take you inside their homes, record stores, and studios, for intimate mixes and performances.
DJ Mihoko began her career in music during the mid-’90s as a founding member of Japan’s first female reggae sound system. Mihoko then began touring 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, Afrobeat, and house, while still drawing heavily on her reggae roots.
For her fifth VF Live set, DJ Mihoko plays Italo disco, new wave, electronica, and boogie records from 1981-1984.
Watch and listen to the set above; check out the tracklist below.
1. Material – Over & Over
2. The Stars – (We Are The) Stars
3. WORDY RAPPIINGHOOD – TOM TOM CLUB Tom Tom Club – Wordy Rappinghood
4. Electric Mind – Can We Go
5. Lily Ann – Going Crazy
6, 52nd Street – Look into my eyes
7. The Circle City Band – My Place
8. Tony Simmons – I can’t let you go
9. Kash – Supercool