Friday, April 29, 2011
Cio D'Or and Donato Dozzy present J
Today Golden Week starts in Japan, and people here can enjoy a much needed holiday over the next week. It has been a difficult period since the earthquake and tsunami on 11 March, but this country has proven its courage and resilience. Japan has drawn on its inner strength, and it has also benefited from the support shown by our friends around the world. More than anything, it is this feeling of solidarity that has helped. And this is where this special mix comes from - a shared bond with and love for the beautiful country of Japan, from two people with very big and beautiful hearts: Cio D'Or and Donato Dozzy.
The mix is a sublime 40 minute journey combining DJ and live electronics, distinguished by the warmth and love that radiates from this music. Cio and Dozz had been working on this for a while, and after the recent disaster here, they wanted to give this as a gift for Japan. Neel kindly mastered the mix to get it sounding just right. And Donato's wife, Koto, provided the photo. To accompany the mix, they all provided some words for Japan:
"Japan's earthquake, tsunami and that huge disaster coming from the Fukushima atomic-reactor was & is a huge shock for the whole world. It distorted a big shadow through my daily life. My first mind was: What to do? How can I help Japan people & all my friends over there?
What can a single human do in this situation?
Steps, that I felt : Not be against something, but for something.
And giving music for Japanese people & friends.
About music... there isn´t much to say, it talks by itself.
Donato & me agreed to transmit our first co-production mix for you, “J”!
Music*** all over you!"
"There are events and circumstances in life where no words are needed. If it's true that music is the primordial language, then I'm trying to express my feelings towards the people I love in the only way I know: through the music...
See you in September."
"I am very happy that Cio and Donato prepared some musical thoughts for the people of the big "J". All I could do was to give my little contribution to that, with deep love and friendship."
Cio D'Or and Donato Dozzy - J
If you download and like the mix, we ask that you consider making a donation to a charity, such as: Second Harvest Japan, Save the Children Japan, Ahinaga-ikuekai, or Medecins Sans Frontieres.
Thank you to Cio, Donato, Neel and everyone else involved in making this mix happen. We will be also being doing some promo CDR versions of this at Disk Union, more info on that soon. Now please enjoy this beautiful, heartful mix. Much love from the J.