DJ Itch, long time Japanese transplant to Singapore, is well known for his deep dives into South East Asian rare grooves, Japanese city pop, and other sonic treasures from our region and beyond.
Listen to his Spotify Playlist here:
“Khayalan” – Black Dog Bone
Love this Malay cover of “Fantasy” by Earth, Wind and Fire.
“Sani” – Uji Rashid
This groovy Malay cover of “Sunny” is also my favourite tune to be played!
“Off Beat Cha Cha” – The Stylers
Here’s a song by my favourite The Stylers, a legendary band active in 60s/70s Singapore.
“Kudaku Lari” – Datuk Sharifah Aini
This is a killer tune which I always spin! Her voice is very soulful.
“You Make Me Feel Brand New” – Anita Sarawak & Ismail Haron
I love this mellow soul tune by The Stylistics covered by Singapore’s famous singer duet.
“Potret Kasih” – Khadijah Ibrahim
Funky soul track by Malay singer, love the horn and strings section.
“Hamidah” – Ahmad Nawab
Famous music producer from Malaysia arranged many Jazzy Funk tracks.
“Hanky Panky” – Rita Chao
Singapore’s famous A-Go-Go singer in 60s, Rita is one of a few artists I start digging.
“Ratu Dansa” – Carefree
Funky track by Malay 70s band!
“尋愛” by Anita Mui
Cantonese version of “Plastic Love” by Mariya Takeuchi.
“Stay With Me” by Miki Matsubara
My favourite city pop track I always play!
“Kisah Kau Dan Aku” by Allecats
Malay cover of my favourite Japanese song ‘Dancing All Night’ by Monta Brothers.
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