From French rap to Skee Mask, a heavy selection from Okain.

What’s the first record you ever bought?

The first record I bought was the first album of MC Solar. It’s called Qui Sème Le Vent Récolte Le Tempo. I was eight years old and I was already a hip-hop fan. ‘A Temps Partiel’ is one of my favourite tracks from the album.

Your favourite ever record?

Midnight Marauders from A Tribe Called Quest. I like every track on the album but ‘Oh My God’ is a true favourite.

The guaranteed floor-filler?

De La Soul – ‘Roller Skating Jam Named Saturday’. I miss my roller skating days… This one works every time. Good vibes.

The last track of the night?

Larry Heard – ‘Deja Vu (Musaria Mix)’. In some occasions I like to close with this one. The vocal is beautiful and it also reminds me of some very special moments.

The best chillout record?

Roy Ayers – ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’. This takes all your stresses away.

The record you’re proudest of?

‘Belle Maison’. At the moment I am really playing this one out. It’s part of the last various artist release on my label, Talman Records.

The future classic?

Skee Mask – ‘Melczop 2’. I really like what Skee Mask is doing at the moment. He did a lot of great tunes but this one from last year album is amazing.


Okain’s Babylon EP is out now on Dogmatik. Find him on Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud.

17th October, 2017

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