Guest Mixes

MIMS Guest Mix: AKIO NAGASE (Osaka, Darker Than Wax)

MIMS is excited to share a deep and varied but suitably acid soaked mix from Osaka’s Akio Nagase.

A low-key figure in the Japanese underground for over 20 years, Akio Nagase recently stepped into the spotlight with his Darker Than Wax debut, the genre-defying Roots Magic EP. The Osaka-born producer and DJ honed his craft in the early 2000s, hosting his ‘Makedub’ party in Osaka, and putting out an album and string of singles on Tokyo labels Sound Channel and Rudiments.

After a quiet period throughout the 2010s, the artist has returned with a refined, vibrant sound showcased first on his 2019 release with Osaka label Chill Mountain, and now on Darker Than wax.

@akio-nagase: “This mix features four tracks from the RootsMagic EP. It’s a mixture of old school music from my roots and new music.
I hope you enjoy it.?”


Haruomi Hosono – The Truck On The Sea
Mickey Hart – Umayeyo
Taiyo – Ama
Ground, Bartellow _ Holy Water (Original Mix)
Bufiman_Ba Hu Du (Wolf Müller’s Unreleased Version)
African Project _ Ethno Beat (Afro Version)
Akio Nagase_Street Doctor
RILLA_Just A Second (Torei’s Psy-Hall Remix)
Akio Nagase_Roots Magic
Akio Nagase_Acid Teng Shing Hang
Jackin’ Phreak_Corrosion 2006
Jackin’ Phreak Take A Love Break Bartellow_CA VA Jeku_D.L.R Nu Jacks_House Sensation (No Trouble We Mix) Bobby Konders Nervous Acid (Original Mix)
Takkyu Ishino_JackTaro
Akio Nagase_Acid Kid

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