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Gerard announces playlist and guest Takamasa Owaki for 'The Hit List' 049.

American DJ and producer Gerard standing at the back of a big boat smiling wearing cap and sunglasses, colour image.

Gerard has published the playlist and guest Takamasa Owaki for his weekly show 'The Hit List' 49 this Tuesday the 20th of October from 10 PM to 12 AM Indochina Time (ICT) and repeating Saturday from 10 AM to 12 PM (ICT). Scientific Sound Asia is the English language electronic music radio station for China, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Korea and the rest of the region.

Gerard is a DJ and producer from Florida, the USA with a great natural flare for the production of genres such as Deep House, Deep Tech, Tech House and Techno. He stands as a revolutionary figure across all that is House music whose works of genius have left audiences mesmerized where ever he’s performed.

Starting out as part of DeviceRATT with F.L.I. Records, It wasn’t long before Gerard’s interest in electronic music grew into a deep-seated adoration for the genre. It was here that he discovered his path, electrifying audiences with those entrancing beats and sounds.

He performed all across South Florida’s underground scene, including venues such as Treehouse and Nocturnal. The budding artist soon skyrocketed to the top, with rave reviews, sold-out shows and an ever-growing fan base.

In 2014 Gerard released his debut with Aerotek Records, and ever since then has continued to grow and forge a place for himself on the electronic scene. With further releases with a number of labels including Pure Pitch and LTHM, Gerard has become a prominent figure across all that is electronic music.

Gerard has not just been a success at home but across the border as well. He scored a string of residences in venues across East Asia. Laying down beats and producing magic before audiences he soon began to repeat the same achievements he’d had in his native land.

After gaining a gigantic following and becoming a firm favourite across venues, Gerad soon secured himself as a prominent figure on China’s music scene. Sadly though, he was unable to continue his path in the Far East. After enjoying success in that region, he made the move back to America when the pandemic struck, leaving a big hole in many music lovers' hearts.

Since his return to the states, Gerard continues to wield his craft and enchant audiences. With his fan base growing ever bigger, his name reaching heights and his sounds transcending across the world, Gerard has made his mark on the music scene and secured himself as one of its top contenders.

Headshot of Japanese DJ and Producer Takamasa Owaki, black and white image with his name under his face.

Guest DJ Takamasa Owaki.

This week's guest DJ is Takamasa Owaki, hailing from Kamo-gun in Japan. Takamasa Owaki started his career in South America as DJ participating in events in Colombia, Brazil and Ecuador.

His style revolves around House, Nu Disco & Tech House. His professional experience features 19 Years of musical influence with genres such as the '80s and '90s electronic music, Disco and Rock.

Takamasa Owaki listened to classical music every day from a very young age influenced by his father. At 23, he moved to the US for 2 years as an agriculture trainee and was involved in Electronic music, HipHop, Reggae, and Latin music, and this baptism of various music genres set him off as a DJ.

His career started on Vinyl, and he has graced the decks as resident Dj in “Lavista” Nightclub at Intercontinental Hotel Doha Qatar, The Warehouse Wine & Tapas in Pearl Rotana Hotel Abu Dhabi, Impressions Lounge at Anantara Hotel Abu Dhabi, ToroToro Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi, and HardRock Café Bogotá.

After returning to Japan, he worked as a florist while gaining experience as a DJ at cafes and bars. He dramatically alters his style with a style that shifts genres such as Disco, Afro House, Psychedelic, and Ambient with a focus on Deep House, and Soulful House.

Cactus Experience features urban, sophisticated sounds and addictive grooves, with Deep House that always penetrates deep inside. Soulful House resonates with the cry of the soul, and Chill Out unleashes your spirit. The Musical Journey of his brand and performance as Cactus Experience goes deeper and deeper into your subconscious mind, enjoy the show!

The Hit List episode 49, 20th of October 2020.

Takamasa Owaki (first hour).

Takamasa Owaki - Intro Cactus 1 [CactusExperience]

Takamasa Owaki - Planet Guitar (TO Re-Edit) [CactusExperience]

Atjazz, Jullian Gomes, Jimpster - It's My Time (Jimpster Remix Ins) [Atjazz Record Company]

Soul Central - In-Ten-City (Original Extended Mix) [Soul Heaven]

Scott Diaz - Happiness Is The Truth (Original Mix) [Grand Plans]

Blake Reary - Step It Up Blake Reary (Extended Mix)

Add2Basket - Road Show (Interplay Remix) [Add2Basket Records]

Takamasa Owaki - I Have A Dream (Edit) [CactusExperience]

Fernando Picon - Intro Nature [Surbeats Records]

Soulmagic - Soulmagic (Morten & Mikkel's Extended Jam) [Soulfuric]

Lebedev (RU), Dan Corco - Deep Emotion (Dan Corco Remix) [Rhythm Section]

Gerard (second hour).

Lorenzo de Blanck - Rewind (Original Mix)

Anëk - My My My (Original Mix)

DHAF - Same Thang

Claudia Tejeda - Just Dance [Low Groove Records]

J. Ventura - Give Me Something

Claudia Tejeda - Black Honey [Low Groove Records]

Hector Couto - Mellow Burn (Extended Mix)

Javi Lopez - Dress Code (Original Mix)

Dompe - Coke Power (Original Mix)

Milkwish - Mega Chord

Listen on Mixcloud Here.


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