Koichi Sakai is a Tokyo born, London based DJ, musician, producer and promoter 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.
During his musical career, Koichi has collaborated in various clubs in London with Snowboy, Phil Asher, Patrick Forge, Nostalgia77, Quantic, Bugz In The Attic, Broadcite, Mr Bongo Soundsystem, Sofrito, to name but a few.
In 2007 Koichi went to Cuba where he met local musicians and formed the band "Los Auténticos". They recorded an album together in Central Havana. Their first CD album "Malecón" was released in December 2009 by Ghetto Lounge Recordings.