The Sunday Sessions

DJ Ohkang to be featured on The Sunday Sessions

DJ Ohkang began to touch the “Wheels of Steel” around 2004 alongside Brad Hales (People's Records), DJ Houseshoes, DJ Dez, and MyGodCmplx. From there, he broadened his musical palette by playing various Soul Nights in and around Detroit, Chicago and various Midwest music venues. He became known as “The 45 Prince,” with his knowledge of the Northern Soul music genre and his penchant for playing 45 b-side records.

DJ Ohkang is also a producer, mainly showcasing his work under his rap/hip hop group, Blackreign & Ohkang. He has also recorded, mixed and produced for various artists in Detroit including hip hop lyricist Blake Eerie (Butter-Made Records), international songstress Neco Redd, and his own Detroit-Techno group B!tchly Bizness.

His musical influences are Barry White, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and any artist who has put out a good 45 B-side.

The title of his Sunday Sessions featured set is “Disco, You're Alright With Me.”

“There's a lot of heavy funk and soul in disco,” he said “People almost forget those soul funk foundations found in disco, but with the selected grooves that I chose to be on the set, I hope to take listeners back in time to when it was a music and cultural manifesto. My job in this mix it to play the good cuts that most have forgotten.”

For more information on DJ Ohkang, visit:

www.Blackok.bandcamp.com www.Guiltyp.bandcamp.com www.1978.bandcamp.com www.Soundcloud.com /ohkang

The SUNDAY SESSIONS is a hot new show (part of WDET's Sunday program block) that spotlights style mixes and atmospheric sound paintings from top local, regional and national DJs/producers/turntablists. Contact Chris Campbell at ccampbell@wdet.org to submit a mix for a future edition of the SUNDAY SESSIONS.