A 13 track ska album (43m 52s) — released May 4th 2018 on Dub Store Records

Debut album from Okawa & The Rulers!

Takeshi Okawa a.k.a. Okawa 78 is a skilled saxophonist also knows as one of a very few DJs specialised in 1920-50's world roots music who only plays out on 78 RPM records. Under his wing a whole bunch of Japanese musicians gathered to form The Rulers, experimenting with the authentic music from Africa, South America and blending into ska and soul funk creating a new groove of their own. Musicians include members from The Netandars, Sly Mongoose, Oi-Skall Mates, Rub-A-Dub Market, The 69 Yobsters, and Soil & Pimp Sessions.

Okawa & The Rulers take us to a global rhythm trip throughout the album! - Muro DJ, Producer

Exquisite balance between dandyism and true rudies. Go check out their gigs too! - Tatsuo Sunaga DJ, Producer

Japan's response to the global tide of middle American, Latin music. Hold on, it's in fact the latest exotic groove of all world's rhythm music outta Tokyo. - Shuya Okino Kyoto Jazz Massive

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