From Cantonese Cha Cha songs that used to play from the cranky audio system of a Hong Kong tearoom to the Malaysian Pop Yeh Yeh (rock and roll) craze within the 1960s, these sounds have lengthy been shoved away at the again of our grandparents’ closets and left behind of their golden days.

Regardless of the altering instances and sounds, Ichiro Nagasawa‘s closet door nonetheless stays open. Often known as DJ Itch, he’s a Singapore-based DJ whose avid passion is to gather classic Southeast Asian vinyl data. Having amassed greater than 1,000 data over time, he has shaped an endearing relationship with every of them, particularly on the subject of Asian groove music from the ’60s to ’80s. 

“For me, every vinyl has a story. Like listening to a musical historical past ebook, simply by placing the needle to those vinyl [records], it brings again the sounds or grooves from the previous very simply,” he stated.

Take a look at the complete video interview with DJ Itch right here, wherein he shares about his favorite Singaporean document:

Having develop into a well-recognized face at White Label Information spinning data over the previous three years, followers will certainly be disheartened to listen to that the bar has since shut its doorways amidst the COVID-19 scenario. 

Nonetheless, this doesn’t imply the tip for White Label Information’ well-loved ‘NIGHTCAP’ periods hosted by DJ Itch, as they’ve discovered their new house on-line, on SG Group Radio. The units function Japanese Metropolis Pop and Boogie music from the late ’70s and early ’80s and can happen each Saturday from 9:30pm to 11pm ranging from 20th June.

Whereas COVID-19 has seen the momentary closures of document shops in Singapore, Section 2 of Protected Re-opening has seen a lot of them opening their shutters as soon as once more to welcome their common patrons. On a extra light-hearted be aware, scouring via a whole lot of data can develop into your weekend escapade once more. Take a look at our information to Vinyl procuring in Singapore for locations you possibly can cease by:

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