10 May 2014

Moisty Atsushi

"Moisty" Atsushi Ukito is a Japanese ex-pat living in Auckland. His reverence for original 1960s Jamaican ska music and in particular The Skatalites inspired him to compose and produce his own music which pays tribute to the authentic vintage Jamaican sound that he loves.

His self-titled debut album has taken almost three years to complete and has involved much research, several collaborations, multiple analogue recording situations and three overseas trips.

Atsushi talks to Dubhead about his singular, almost fanatical vision and the arduous process taken to reach the completion of this unique project.