An avid record collector that dives into everything from boogie to balearic, from house to r’n’b, bar EDM, there’s just about no genre untouched by Jaezae or his alias Tucan Discos.
To complement his DJing, he is also a contributor at Discogs where he he shares Korea’s local underground music scene to the rest of the world through the voice of vinyl.
The name Tucan Discos comes from his eponymous edits label, tracks from which are regularly played out by the likes of Moxie, Paula Tape, H&S, amongst other esteemed selectors. Tucan Discos is also the name of his own party series where he’s hosted the likes of Raphaël Top-Secret.
The sound of Tucan Discos is not just soulful, groovy and incredibly versatile; it’s an intentional calling to the music universe for warmer frequencies to reign over a dwindling human race.
Tune into Mixmag Asia Radio With Seoul-based Tucan Discos below.
Where are you based and how did you get there?
I was born in South Korea, I’m living in Seoul so I am based in Seoul.
What’s your favourite thing about the music scene there?
Playing music, Digging records, and meeting new friends.
In five words, what do your DJ sets sound like?
TPO, feel-good, danceable, storytelling, Selector.
And in three words, how would you describe yourself?
Music Lover, Animal Lover, Vintage Lover.
What recent trends in music have you been paying attention to? Have you caught onto them?
Uptempo house, techno, and breakbeat with millennium vibes. Of course, I can play, and I used to play music like this sometimes, but I’m not a fan of them. I prefer 80 to 90’s vibes.
Are there any producers and DJs in Asia that have recently caught your attention?
I don’t know very well about Asian producers but, Mogwaa has a huge range of understanding about any genre, and his works are top quality.
Describe one prediction you have about dance music in a post-pandemic world that’s being driven by new technologies.
I'm not too familiar or fussed with new technology, like AI for example, but I’m very clear to know that past dance music will be forever and I will continue to play them through analogue methods.
Tell us about the inspiration behind this mix - what drove your thoughts and emotions, and how did you curate your selection?
I did what I always do — I selected my recent finds of vinyl, digital tracks, and also my favourite edits or remixes from my friends and labels. I can say that this mix will be able to introduce my musical style as well as tracks from my friends to music lovers who don’t know me. There was no special approach, I guess it's up to the listener to feel if it's special for them!
What equipment did you record this mix on?
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen happening from the DJ booth?
I only and always see dancers dancing like crazy ;)
Where can we hear you playing next?
Maybe Bangkok this winter, and Europe next year.