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PEOPLEText: Sayaka Hirakawa

On a cold November night at Camden I met Jazztronik aka Ryota Nozaki, visiting London during his over a month world tour.

Producing Mond Grosso, Taro Hakase, Gospellers and remixing the works of Bird, M-flo, Mika Nakashima, he also has collaborated with UK label Counterpoint. Now he is the beloved artist by London Alternative DJs such as Gilles Peterson, Patrick Forge, Rainer Truby.

I asked him what he feels about London just one hour before his set. He has already played in the states, Italy, France and Nordic country as well.

“I’ve loved it here since I was student. Looks like a doll house. Smaller than Tokyo but contains lots of ethnics. That’s so interesting. In terms of music as well. Before London I went to NY but it is still different. I feel more energy from London. I am kinda new in Europe even though they reply if I do well. The name seems not that important. And I like how they seem to enjoy music a lot.” Looks like it is part of their life. That is I think different from what I feel in Japan.

Even inside London he played at Bricklane, Angel, Jazz Cafe at Camden, all different taste of audience, I felt like he was pretty much satisfied and enjoying what he has done and what he felt from it. “I can tell what people want in each place soon as am doing DJ for so long.” he said.

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