Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Eri Ohno “Skyfire” (1981)

Soul & Funk

Sometimes a song is so good and unexpected that there is not that much more to add other than just sitting back and enjoying it. Much like my post on the classic Hawaiian Rare Groove from Nohelani Cypriano, this song just hit me right away and I had to tell the world about it.

MIMS’ own Walla P is working on a Japanese funk mix, so I had to let him borrow my copy. Eri Ohno is a vocalist that has done everything from Disco to Jazz, however this is the best production team she ever surrounded herself with.

The synth work, the rythm section everything works perfectly around the solid hook, but it all about the bassline. Take this japanese slapper to the dancefloor and watch the crowd react in awe. They really do everything better in the land of the rising sun.


DJ Asma

DJ Asma

A Montreal native with West-African roots, Antoine started developing a love for records when his father passed his collection of French, African, Caribbean and Brazilian classics onto him. Ever since, the collector turned selector has spent countless hours in musky basements both here and abroad (Dakar, Lima, Paris, Quito, Rio) in the never-ending search for the perfect beat!