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2kai Days

Managed by Kota Suzuki (DJ .Kota / Melting Pot)






Posts tagged dance

Oct 31 '13

DJ .Kota - PRVM#4: November My Whole World Was Cold and Grey by Dj .Kota Private Mixes on  Mixcloud
Shadows on the Ground - Yellow Magic Orchestra
Know You - Bonobo
Sometimes I Cry (Radio Slave’s Panorama Garage Remix) - Mr. G
Believe in Love - Ravex feat. BOA
Unicorn - Four Tet
Scotoma - Sketch Show
Seesea - Machinedrum
Istana Musik (2013 Remaster) - DJ .Kota
Star Guitar (Melting Pot Duo Edit) - the Chemical Brothers
Paralel Jalebi - Four Tet
See Thru to U - Flying Lotus
A Message for Austin - Thundercat
Naoko (unreleased) - DJ .Kota
Once - Slow Magic & Beat Culture
That’s Not Me - the Beach Boys
Paris - Shinichi Osawa
In Love with You - Paradise
Knight Moves - Chilly Gonzales
Lithium - the Polyphonic Spree
More Than This - Norah Jones
Genius - Towa Tei

DL only available for mixcrate registers. ->

DJ .Kota - PRVM#4: November My Whole World Was Cold and Grey by Dj .Kota Private Mixes on Mixcloud

  1. Shadows on the Ground - Yellow Magic Orchestra
  2. Know You - Bonobo
  3. Sometimes I Cry (Radio Slave’s Panorama Garage Remix) - Mr. G
  4. Believe in Love - Ravex feat. BOA
  5. Unicorn - Four Tet
  6. Scotoma - Sketch Show
  7. Seesea - Machinedrum
  8. Istana Musik (2013 Remaster) - DJ .Kota
  9. Star Guitar (Melting Pot Duo Edit) - the Chemical Brothers
  10. Paralel Jalebi - Four Tet
  11. See Thru to U - Flying Lotus
  12. A Message for Austin - Thundercat
  13. Naoko (unreleased) - DJ .Kota
  14. Once - Slow Magic & Beat Culture
  15. That’s Not Me - the Beach Boys
  16. Paris - Shinichi Osawa
  17. In Love with You - Paradise
  18. Knight Moves - Chilly Gonzales
  19. Lithium - the Polyphonic Spree
  20. More Than This - Norah Jones
  21. Genius - Towa Tei

DL only available for mixcrate registers. ->

Feb 26 '13
DJ .Kota - Breathe in the Air

Road to be Positive. #2. 


Jul 31 '12

Me Comment of the newest “A.O.E.” mix

I hope you all enjoy the new mix of mine; “A.O.E” … “A.O.E” stands for adult-oriented-electro, by this term I meant how can we enjoy dance+club culture until we die, and club / dance music should be more universal and diverse for every ages. If you didn’t know the mix till this post, jump immediately to mixcloud or mixcrate, then you can stream or download the mix entirely.  In 2012, I’ve already released “B-HAPPY” which is a sort of older-brother of “A.O.E.” … I mean, if you enjoy those two mixes, you can enjoy my upper side and chilly side. Anyway, enjoy! - Kota. 



DJ .Kota - A.O.E. (House, Chillout, Electro, Summer) by 2kai Productions on Mixcloud


(DL available at the mixcloud page / mixcrate only)

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Jul 28 '12




  1. Towa Tei - AOR
  2. Gramatik - Make You Better (Original Mix)
  3. Madonna - What It Feels Like for A Girl (DJ .Kota Edit)
  4. DJ .Kota - Breathe in the Air (Anti Nuclear Song)
  5. Simon & Garfunkel - April Come She Will (DJ .Kota Remix)
  6. Shinichi Osawa - Paris
  7. Caribou - Jamelia (DJ Koze’s Alarmclock Remix)
  8. HASYMO - Rescue (AOKI takamasa Remix)
  9. Plej - Blue (Akufen’s Different Shade of Blue Mix)
  10. The Young Lovers - You Make Me Dizzy
  11. Homework - The Street (Original Mix)
  12. Chilly Gonzales - I Am Europe (Dirty Doering Remix)
  13. Ryuichi Sakamoto - Self Portrait
  14. Akufen - In Dog We Trust
  15. Akufen - Heaven Can Wait
  16. ATOM ™ - Stay (Remix)
  17. DJ .Kota - Elegant Simplicity (Pad Cut-Up)
  18. Mickey Moonlight - Changalaxy (DJ .Kota Edit)
  19. Doopees - Through My Window (DJ .Kota Remix)
  20. Caribou - Leave House (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)
  21. Max Sedgley - Devil Inside (Kraak & Smaak Mix)
  22. Bobby & Klien - I Want Sax
  23. DJ sneak - All Over My Face 08
  24. HIPP-E - Le Freak (Original Mix)
  25. Towa Tei - The Burning Plain
  26. Mr. Oizo - Ska
  27. Light Year - Sex Education
  28. FPM - Sex
  29. 2kai Booth - TR-808 Sub Beats
  30. Michael Jackson - Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
  31. Lindstrøm & Christabelle - Baby Can’t Stop
  32. Jimmy Edgar - New TouchA
  33. Cybotron - Clear
  34. Chic - Good Times
  35. Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas - Mighty Girl
  36. Chilly Gonzales - Knight Moves (Lone Remix)
  37. Chilly Gonzales - Knight Moves
  38. Tatsuro Yamashita - La Vi En Rose

DJ .Kota - A.O.E. (House, Chillout, Electro, Summer) by 2kai Productions on Mixcloud


(DL available at the mixcloud page / mixcrate only)

May 29 '12
May 15 '12



  1. DJ .Kota - Bikini (Audio Loops)
  2. Gramophonedzie - Brazilian
  3. Don Beto- Nao Quero Mais
  4. Change - Paradise
  5. Paul McCartney - Frozen Jap
  6. Todd Edwards - The Stranger
  7. Todd Edwards - Hold the Faith
  8. Gramophonedzie - Brassaholics (On The Floor) Feat. Ben Onono (Tim Deluxe Remix)
  9. Gramophonedzie - Brassaholics (On The Floor) Feat. Ben Onono (Roger Seventytwo Remix)
  10. Yolanda Be Cool - We No Speak Americano
  11. DJ sneak - I Don’t Know If I Should
  12. Alec Carlsson - Paris Fried Chicken (J Paul Getto Remix)
  13. Hijack & Brabe - Boogie (Original Mix)
  14. Detboi - Freaky Nights (Original Mix)
  15. Uffie feat. Pharrell Williams - Add Suv (Armand Van Helden Remix Vocal)
  16. Bob Sinclar - LaLa Song (Soul Migrantz Club Remix)
  17. Pink Coffee - Another Brick In The Wall 2012 (Joe T Vannelli Remix)
  18. Gina Star - I Want It Now (Keith & Supabeatz Remix)
  19. Shinichi Osawa - Morphy
  20. Feadz & Kito - Wettex (Original Mix)
  21. Patrice Rushen - Haven’t You Heard (DJ .Kota + Atsushi Degawa Loops)
  22. Mr. Oizo - Camelfuck
  23. Sharam Jey - Message to Love (Alex Metric Remix)
  24. Jan Driver - Bacon Hill (Original Mix)
  25. Djedjotronic - Walk With Me (Original Mix)
  26. Sidney Samson - Filter (Original Mix)
  27. The Partysquad vs Afrojack - A Msterdamn (Sean Finn Remix)
  28. Djedjotronic - Bugle (Original Mix)
  29. Stefano Noferini - Deba (Original Mix)
  30. Wolfgang Gartner - Latin Fever (Original Mix)
  31. DJ .Kota - Temperature Gets High
  32. Shinichi Osawa - Love Will Guide You (Rework)
  33. Boys Noize - Yeah
  34. AKB48 - Heavy Rotation (DJ .Kota Remix)
  35. Kenji Ozawa - Tsuyoi Kimochi Tsuyoi Ai (AKAKAGE Remix)
  36. Maki Nomiya - The Night is Still Young
  37. Gramophonedzie - Street Lady (DJ .Kota Edit)
  38. Kalapana - The Hurt (Tropical Dance Funky Mix)
  39. Gonzales - Knight Moves (Chilly Gonzales Solo Piano)

DJ .KOTA - B-HAPPY (2012. Electro / House / Nu-Disco) by 2kaiproductions on Mixcloud


(DL available at the mixcloud page / mixcrate only)
Feb 23 '12

Video streaming by Ustream

DJ REH #4 - DJ .KOTA TECHNICAL Feb 23 (THU) - 2012.

Private Use Only.

Dec 21 '11
Dec 7 '11

DJ .Kota Private Gig - Just One Take #1

DJ .Kota - Just One Take #1 (LOUNGE / ELECTRO) by 2kaiproductions on Mixcloud

A Private Use Only. Only stream available at copyright protected website, Mixcloud. Including first premiere of DJ .Kota’s latest remix works, and newest release from 2kai Productions. Download is available only for mixcrate registers. (mixcrate is also a copyright protected website with downloadble link)

  1. April Come She Will (DJ .Kota Remix) // Simon & Garfunkel
  2. Heart Goes Boom // Shinichi Osawa
  3. Skatesteak // Mr. Oizo
  4. Knight Moves // Chilly Gonzales
  5. Listztomania (Alex Metric Remix) // Phoenix
  6. Pelu Tolo // Mickey Moonlight
  7. Harry // Surkin
  8. Gare Du Nord // Carte Blanche
  9. Rocket Ride (Soulwax Remix) // Felix Da Housecat
  10. Singapore Dot (DJ .Kota Mash) // Shinichi Osawa VS Fatboy Slim
  11. Freaky (Atsushi Degawa Remix) // Sabamiso
  12. Gangster Trippin 2011 (Lazy Rich Remix) // Fatboy Slim
  13. White Knight Two // Surkin
  14. Party in Miami (Atsushi Degawa Edit) // DJ Ortzy
  15. Anyway // Duck Sauce
  16. Wave (DJ .Kota Remix) // Antonio Carlos Jobim
  17. Heavy Rotation (DJ .Kota Remix) // AKB48
  18. Je Te Veux // FPM
  19. Through My Window (DJ .Kota Re-Remix) // The Doopees
  20. Our Prayer // The Beach Boys
Dec 1 '11

Sabamiso Reissue Project #1 - FREAKY RE-ISSUES.


-ORIGINAL TRACK 2011 REMASTER by Kota Suzuki + Atsushi Degawa

Sabamiso - Freaky (Original Remaster) by 2kaiproductions


Sabamiso - Freaky (Atsushi Degawa Remix) by 2kaiproductions


Sabamiso - Freaky (Pianist Dot Kota Cover) by 2kaiproductions



As a first release from Sabamiso Reissue Project, I produced and remixed “Freaky” which was originally released in 2008. My Name is Atsushi Degawa, I first came up with this re-issue idea, with cooperation from DJ .Kota / Melting Pot. 
When we were working on the original project in 2008, it was the time of pinnacle of Electro music,  as a genre at club / dance music industry. Now, electro is separate from genre, and it becomes an concept which has strong power of influence to various club music… even for music in major industry also. At this situation, I created a remix track of “Freaky” which includes many elements of latest dance music. 
Ravey lead synth reminds you “Dominator” by Human Resource, beat which was inspired from Dutch house music, guitar synths from rockin’ electro elements, and piano riff was inspired by Swedish house. I never insist this remix track as “a track of post-electro era”, it’s just a piece of my interpretation as a DJ. Please enjoy this project with other versions that we distribute, and I hope you’ll be including the tracks to your DJ-play set-lists. 
November 30, 2011 Atsushi Degawa

** Freaky should always be ‘edgy’ - Reissue of Sabamiso “FREAKY” by Kota Suzuki
As a series of 2kai Reissues, today we release “FREAKY” by Sabamiso again. 
"Freaky should always be performed and arranged edgy.." this is my personal opinion as one of a contributor for this track. When I was hired by Sabamiso as a director for their concert project "HAKKAISAN!!" in late 2008, they introduced me a mp3 of "We Are Rockstars" by Does It Offend You Yeah. Of course, I did know the track then through Kitsune Maison compilation series, but I haven’t tried that kind of ravey n’ rock music. That wasn’t particularly new, but it sounded fresh and included their statement ‘what’s gonna coming next?’   I could understand when Sabamiso members told me that they wanna create edgy dance music like that tune. We decided creating our interpretation and reply to "We Are Rockstars" … 

"Freaky should always be performed and arranged edgy.." this is also a rule. Back in late 2008, remembering several sessions for this track, we did try some strange experiments. Such as using tiny little sampling fragments at break part, or using noises from CDJ and we did even use it as a sound of synth-sampler. Strong compression for every audio track was also challenging for youth deejay members at Sabamiso. Because they didn’t have enough knowledge creating riffs n’ basses, I did create enormous loops of basslines and guitar-riffs. And they picked some for this track. (So, I mean, there’re so much declined riffs at our shelf!) We got together at their booth, and did a final production for this track. That’s how we created it. According to my memory, members played…
  • -Yuri Inoue (CDJ, Electronics) 
  • -Lobotomy (Synths, Vocoders, CDJ)
  • -Atsushi Degawa (CDJ, Synths, Voices)
  • -Moreau (Samples)
  • -Me (Synths, Beat Programming)
"Freaky should always be performed and arranged edgy…" this is how we did the first premiere. Very final of 2008, Sabamiso did a short performance for flim, at their university. Later that was released as "HAKKAISAN!!"…  All sabamiso members and me were at the stage. (I joined as support bassist.)  It was truly, a live performance. I haven’t heard anyone tried this kind of thing, as a university club activities by students themselves. Members played…
  • -Lobotomy (Beat Programming)
  • -Yuri Inoue (MacBook)
  • -Moreau (Samples, Turntables)
  • -Atsushi Degawa (Lighting Performance)
  • -Me (Electronic Bass)
"Freaky should always be performed and arranged edgy…" this is what we’re going to show you. At this time, we prepared this reissue. The reissue project consists of…
  • -Remastered version of the original track
  • -Remixed version by Atsushi Degawa
  • -Bonus - Cover version by Pianist Dot Kota (aka DJ .Kota)
These three versions show you the phrase, ‘edgy’… First of all, the remastered version is engineered by me, under the direction by Atsushi Degawa. The version sounds much better than the original, at least we guess so. Comparing with systems we had in 2008, we got some wonderful plug-ins and hardwares, that makes the original remastered version more fresh and solid. Even the arrangement and all audio tracks are still at 2008, final interpretation=mastering is 2011. We tried keeping the original master version, because it should be at 2008. As I said, it was exactly fresh and edgy in 2008. And original should be remained. 
Completely new and fresh interpretation in 2011 was produced by Atsushi Degawa, a main director and originator of this re-issue project. It clearly shows the phrase ‘edgy’… He did renovate the track by 2011 ways; ravey atmosphere, beats that remind us Dutch ghetto music, strong n’ heavy dynamics and compressions. It’s apparently, 2011 sound. Atsushi Degawa makes his re-debut by this remix track project. This is not only the re-starting point of the song, but also for him. He has spent over a month to create a final 2ch master for this, never ask anybody helping it, just did it by himself. I can easily imagine that it was a very tough task for him… ‘cause he had to master how to organize and mix sounds into 2ch stereo. He’s brave enough to achieve the best result - the final master turned out very fine, as you hear. It’s so ‘stupid / idiot’ ‘edgy’ ‘loud’ ‘(sound of) furious man’ etc… This is how the song is expressed in 2011. 
At last, a bonus is attached. Strange interpretation in 2011 from me, as Pianist Dot Kota. It’s an acoustic interpretation, completely. I never used synths n’ midi, creating this version. Just piano, and a few sound from original track. This is a kind of joke recording. Just for fun. But, I did try my best, not betraying the phrase “Freaky should always be performed and arranged edgy…” I’m not good at playing the piano, as you hear. And the song is too simple, just three chords are used. I reconsidered the relationship of chords and bassline at this time, for this version. My piano was influenced by jazzy style, because my piano teacher was a professional jazz pianist for a gorgeous piano club in Ginza. It was inevitable ignoring the thing. 
We hope you all enjoying the versions, and feels edges from them. - Kota Suzuki (DJ .Kota / Pianist .Kota)