Yosaku is a California native DJ and Producer. “Future Paradise” was his first release in 2006, a scorching remix of Ray Barretto’s cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Pastime Paradise”. The remix incorporated a large mix of sounds from House, Latin/Brazilian, Funk, and Broken Beat. In so doing garnered praise from the worlds best DJ’s and producers (Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova, Kenny Dope, Rich Medina, Bugz In the Attic, Blaze, Spiritual South, and Quantic). Ever since Yosaku has not only been busy remixing the Godfather of Soul, James Brown on G.A.M.M., flipping Brazilian digger classics for the Virtual Brasil EP (Bstrd Boots), and working with DJ Day on various dance floor burners. Check out his full length compilation album “Rehashed” on Milkdipper (Japan).
Yosaku’s new single “Matembe” is a tight, uptempo, drum driven Afro-Bruk-Latin party affair with the one and only Bobbito on vocals! California to New York… New York to Japan… Japan to Latin America connection… guaranteed to set the party off within the first few bars.
Alala Records is Bobbito Garcia’s new vinyl-only label. In 1997, the visionary DJ put out M.F. Doom’s first album Doomsday on his Fondle’Em indie hip hop imprint. From 2001 to 2003, he expanded wonderfully to other genres with Fruitmeat, licensing 7″ and 12″ releases from eventual Grammy Award winners The Spanish Harlem Orchestra. Fruitmeat was also responsible for debuting Vinia Mojica as a solo artist with her “Guilt Junkie” single produced by Geology. The vocalist was reknowned for her work with De La Soul, Common, and Black Starr throughout the ’90s.
In 2010, Bobbito returns to the vinyl market with Alala Records. The first release, “Malembe” by Yosaku feat. Bobbito on vocals, is a limited edition 7″ (500 copies only). The second Alala banger will be a double-sided 7″ by Mark de Clive-Lowe, who presents Lady Alma with “I Can’t Help It” and Rahel with “Hope.”