Uprooted Sunshine presents: Crucial! with Naoki Ienaga (Dub Store Records)
Line Up: Naoki Ienaga (Dub Store, Tokyo), dji, Maze, Drunk Monk, ChaCha, Didjelirium, Ubec + guests
Crucial! is a new series of events from Uprooted Sunshine & Sub-Culture, concentrating on sound system culture and the roots of the music we love. For our first Crucial! session we are very proud to be joined by a man which has a record collection that would make even the hardest diggers weep – Dub Store Tokyo’s NAOKI IENAGA!
Naoki Ienaga is one of the most renowned Jamaican music record collectors in the world. Owner of Dub Store Records Tokyo, the highly acclaimed Jamaican music re-issue label and world famous record shop, and the official agent for Jamaica’s legendary ‘Studio One’, Naoki has the records that the experts don’t even know exist.
Ienaga-San has travelled to Jamaica over 50 times, as well as numerous visits to the UK, USA and beyond, amassing one of the worlds best record collections. Playing only the finest and most sought after Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, Roots, Dub and Dancehall, his mission is to bring Jamaican music in all its various forms to a higher stage and to make sure the musical heritage is passed down to the next generations and not lost. This will be a very special night of music, something which unless you are lucky enough to see Naoki play elsewhere, you may never experience again.
*** This night will also be the final dj set for original Uprooted / Sub-Culture member dji before he moves back to his home after almost a decade in Shanghai. Come down early for some deep dub grooves, quebec style! ***