Koichi Sakai


  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Koichi Sakai is a Tokyo born, London based DJ, producer and musician who is widely recognised for his highly developed, unique style which reflects the varied influences that have continuously informed his creativity and career. His musical style is Jazzy and percussive; playing a distinctive and smooth mix of Soul, Jazz, Funk, Reggae, Latin and Afrobeat.

Sakai was the resident DJ for Afrobeat Vibration for 10 years with the former Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 keyboardist Dele Sosimi since 2008, and the Saluting the Black President, the annual celebration of the legacy of Afrobeat curated by the former Fela’s manager Rikki Stein since 2013. Sakai did the remix for Dele Sosimi’s "Too Much Information” that is available on digital.

Also Sakai had a project called Afrobuddha with his fellow DJ/Producer Kay Suzuki. They have released two 12” vinyl singles and broadcasted a number of shows on NTS radio, and had an appearance on Boiler Room.

Sakai has released his solo album “Wono” featuring the Ghanaian percussionist and singer Afla Sackey in March 2020 on Olindo Records.