Introducing Gaki, a jazz musician/teacher turned lofi hip hop artist from New Jersey.
Having played the sax for 21 years and received training for jazz performance, his transition into hip hop production was effortlessly natural so to speak. Gaki (real name Yuki Yoshida) has had an overbearing love for hip hop all his life and only just a couple years ago decided to devote his time fully to pursue his true passion.
Gaki's style is very much in line with chillhop or instrumental lofi hip hop, a new age genre that has garnered much popularity over the last few years. His current gear and set up consists of a Maschine MK3, SP 303, a Roland MV8000 and a midi keyboard. Below you can see him in action doing his thing!
In true MP fashion, below are pretty random questions thrown at him and well, let’s see what he has to say!
In one sentence, how would you sum up the internet?
A dichotomy between beauty and shittiness
If you had the world’s attention for 30 seconds, what would you say
Just stop making so many babies
What is in your fridge right now?
Probably more half n half for coffee than actual food
If you could be a member of any TV sitcom family, which would it be?
What would the world be like if it was filled with male and female copies of you?
Most likely a very hippie space rock
If you could only eat one food item for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Tsukiji market tuna and a bowl of rice
What are your 3 favorite movies?
White Men Can’t Jump, Heat, Princess Mononoke
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
You’re gonna die...LOL. Not actually directly given to me but a video I saw. Seriously though, you’re going to die. Die with regrets or peace.
And there you have it. Check out Gaki's music if you enjoy chill beats and jazzy riffs. Here are all the different channels to connect with him.