Red Bull Music Academy Radio Flashback: Hiroaki OBA – Live at World DJ Fest 2013


Introduction to Flashback

Before we jump into this week’s mix, we want to further explain what you can expect from this new feature.  South Korea has been lucky enough to have some incredible artists perform thanks to Red Bull, and more specifically, the Red Bull Music Academy.  Several of these artists’ sets were recorded for the Red Bull Music Academy Radio and made available online.  We’ve partnered up with Red Bull to revisit these mixes to help promote both the artists and the idea of capturing music.  We are fortunate to be living in a time period that has the technology capable of recording audio and uploading it to a central location.  From that central location, we can listen to the audio from devices like computers, tablets, and smartphones.  In the past, if you missed out on a live performance, you would never get a second chance to hear it.  Nowadays, previous Red Bull Music Academy Radio performances from artists like Hiroaki OBA, are only one click away.


Hiroaki OBA – Live at World DJ Fest 2013

During the 2013 World DJ Fest in Yangpyeong, South Korea, the Red Bull Music Academy Festival Stage hosted some incredible acts. For the first few weeks of our Flashback feature, we’ll be checking out some of the recorded live sets from Red Bull Music Academy Radio. Up first is the extremely talented DJ/producer, Hiroaki OBA. Often using a laptop setup with Ableton Live and a Machinedrum, Hiroaki OBA delivers house and techno music that he edits on the fly. Here’s what the Red Bull Music Academy Radio has to say about him:

This beat-making oba-doser is a frequent performer in Tokyo’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, at clubs like Womb, Air, Superdeluxe and Oath. Hiroaki OBA likes to keep himself busy with a stew of projects that’s larger than a sumo’s chanko nabe soup pot. Engaging in laptop battles or arranging music and playing bass for various rock bands, he has also created music for film soundtracks. Drawing on his secret Italo disco collection for inspiration, Hiroaki OBA also mixes video projections into visual gold under a secret leprechaun-inspired pseudonym.

We hope you enjoy this amazing 90 minute set from Hiroaki OBA and remember to check back every Thursday as we revisit more awesome sets from Red Bull Music Academy Radio in South Korea!