Sunday, November 4, 2012


Mark yall calenders!!

For those who's been down since day one, you would definitely know how KOGA and his team gets down.

Always pushing the boundaries of jazz, soul, afrobeat, dub with contemporary underground dance music, KOGA's DJ sets are always electic yet keep the storng vibrations.

16/11 (FRI), see yall at INSENSES!

Thanks for all the supporters, one.



From New York, Japan, to worldwide, DJ Koga commands much attention as one of the most eclectic music producer / DJ today.

Koga started his DJ career early in his mid-teens at a local club in his native Morioka, Japan. Moved to New York City in 1999. From a ghetto block party in Jersey City to grimy festivities at Filter 14, the techno club hall of fame in the meatpacking district, he covered areas in both sides of the Hudson River. Koga decided to base himself in Brooklyn, and later formed Downwell79's with his soul ally DJ Freedom Chicken.

Philadelphia's heavyweight DJ Rich Medina took him under his wings and gave him a spot to shine at the leading New York underground club APT NYC, where Koga reps the name for JAZZY SPORT BROOKLYN. Koga then became regular DJs at various legendary underground club events in New York. allowing him to gain much deserved respect from music heads all over the world.

Throughout the years, Koga has lent his versatile musical taste and his exquisite mixing skills to world class heavyweights such as Theo Parrish, Carl Craig, Kyoto Jazz Massive, Pete Rock, DJ Spinna, Rich Medina and Ali Shaheed Muhammed. His ever-evolving style transcending House, Jazz, Soul, Techno, Afro Beat, Hip Hop, Reggae and Rock had allowed Koga firmly established himself at the cutting edge of New York and Japan underground.

In 2008, Koga left New York and made his way back to Japan to launch his long-awaited label 14 Catherine, with his own album under way.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Check out this sweet mix by our soul brother no. 1 DJ BROWN SUGAR, as we get ready for a special wedding edition of THEGETUP!

We at THEGETUP! wishes to give our praises and our congratulations to BS & Yvonne! And hope to see everyone down at INSENSES on 25 Aug (Sat)!

Here's what Brown Sugar got to say:


I was contemplating if I should be posting this mix up in a public domain. It is really rough around the edges but it's my 1st official mix (live recording), at other times I am just the warm up dude for my crew.

The inspiration behind this mix is my lovely wifey-to-be as these are the tracks I would be grooving to with her during our wedding party.

Spread the love!

-Brown Sugar

"Heartbeats" mixed by DJ Brown Sugar

There's Nothing In This World That Cansto Me From Lovin You - Tom Brock
Love Tko - Teddy Pendergrass
Love Ballad - L.T.D.
One Day You'll Be Mine - Usher
No Ordinary Love - Sade
Brown Sugar (Remix) - D'Angelo
Sweetest Tabou - Les Nubian
Wht You Won't Do For Love - Bobby Caldwell
Mellow Mellow - Lowrell
Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Remix) - Lauryn Hill
Lets Get It On (Extended Mix)- Marin Gaye
Tonight - John Legend
Love You Inside Out - Bee Gees
Promise In Love - DJ Mitsu the Beats
This Is For The Lover In You - LL Cool J & Babyface
I Love You Remix - Mary J Blige
Sexy love - Neyo
Don't look any further - Dennis Edwards
Do you know that I love you - Donell Jones
Wifey - Next
That's the way love goes (CJ mix)- Janet Jackson
Happy - Surface
Who do you love - Bernard Wright
Beautiful - Snoop Dogg & Pharell
Let's stay together - Al Green
What you gonna do with my loving - Stephanie Mills
I love you more - Rene & Angela
Darling darling baby - The O'jays
You'll never find another love like mine - Lou Rawls
Can't get enough of your love - Barry White
Rock with you - Michael Jackson
I wanna be your lover - Prince
All I do - Stevie Wonder
Smooth Operator - Sade
Never too much - Luther Vandross


THEGETUP! Wedding Speial
DJs: K-Melo + Jumbo + Brown Sugar + Mr. NRVS
Date: 25 Aug 2012
Time: 10pm till Late
Venue: Insenses, LG/F, 13 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
Music: Soul, Jazz,New Jack, 90s R&B, hip-hop,boogie and house.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Peace to XXX Gallery HK for a wonderful evening with the legendary DJ RAHAAN (Chicago), and Roche (SF)!

Good music all night long with lots of people dancing with smiling faces.

Special thanks to the brotha DJ Kitchom for holding down the vibe at the start of the night, TheGetUp! style.

And here is TheGetUp Radio's Episode 6 for your weekend listening.

See yall in Apr, one.


TheGetUp Radio – Episode 6 (Mar 2012)

P’Taah – Crossing (Opaque Rmx)
Culoe de Song – Inspiration
Kraak & Smaak – No Sun in the Sky (Henrik Schwarz Rmx)
Bohannon – Lets Start the Dance
Kevin Irving – Children of the Night (Disco Bloodbath Re-edit)
Mucho Plus – Nassua’s Disco
Osunlade – Ocho
The Rebirth – Everybody Say Yeah
The Intruders – Be Thankful for What You Got (Rahaan’s Edit)
Tom Browne – Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move)
Roy Ayers – It Ain’t Your Sign, Its Your Mind

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


TheGetUp! is proud to bring you a night of true funk, disco, soul and underground dance grooves.


TheGetUp! pres.

DJ RAHAAN (Stilove4music/ Jisco Music, Chicago)

also featuring

Roche (Solos Records, US) with special DJ set

Date: 9 Mar (Fri)
Time: 11pm till Late
Cost: HK$150 (B.Y.O.B.)
Music: Funk, Disco, Soul, Boogie, House and other styles of underground dance grooves

Supported by: K-Melo (THEGETUP!)



The name Rahaan may be unfamiliar to most in Hong Kong, but there is no doubt the man from the Windy City, Chicago is now one of the world’s most in demand and well respected DJ for the true authentic sound of funk, disco and soul music.

Channelling the spirit of Chicago DJ pioneers like Ron Hardy, Farley Jackmaster Funk and the Hot Mix 5, Rahaan has been laying down sets spanning everything from jacking house, deep disco, boogie and funk since the 80`s. From underground basement parties on the southside of Chicago, to playing at big nights in the UK, Europe and Japan, his skill and energy behind the decks has brought him out from the Chicago underground and onto the world stage, gaining him a cult following.

In addition to his own productions, Rahaan is also known for his own edits of dance floor classics which have been released on labels including StilLove4Music, KAT and Jisco Music. A compilation of his best edits to date is due out soon on Spacemachine records.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Wish everybody a happy and successful Year of the Dragon!

After a small break for Jan 2012, THEGETUP! party is back finally to kick off 2012 this coming Friday night @ INSENSES. This time there will be no special guests, as yours truly will man the 1200s alongside Brown Sugar doing long DJ sets! As always, stretching all form of good music from soul, jazz, hiphop to disco, funk, afrobeat, house, broken beat...on and on!

So come down and have fun next Friday night.

Lastly, just like to thank everyone who've came down to party with us and supportd us throughout, 2011 was a great year and surely 2012 will be another blast. Special thanks to all the friends!



Monday, January 9, 2012

We celebrate the new year with the launch of THEGETUP! RADIO TOKYO, hosted by the brother no other than Mr. Jumbo with this banger of a mix, done in his own unique style that spawned the whole GetUp! movement...

Here it is for you to enjoy! Happy New Year!



Sunday, October 9, 2011




Theo Parrish - Summer Time is Here
Frank Biyong & The Afrolectric Orkestra ft. Melissa James - We Shall Overcome
Curtis Mayfield - Mothers Son
Tom Scott - Good Evening Mister
MF Doom - Cedar
Gi Scott Heron - Home is Where the Hatred Is
The Bar-Kays - Holy Ghost
Theo Parrish - Carpet People Don’t Drink Steak Soda
Skyy - I Can't Get Enough
The Treacherous Three - Feel the Heart Beat (Have Fun)
Mr. Scruff & Kaidi Tatham - Fresh Noodles
Slum Village - Hustle
Salah Ragab - Ole (Cairo version)
Anthony “Shake” Shakir - Assimilated (Falty DL Rmx)
Rocket - Groove Thing