Thom Yorke played jazz music during a DJ set in Japan


Photo via @Ninico_ / Instagram

Thom Yorke has a extensive library of musical knowledge, which often translates into widely eclectic DJ sets. In the past, we’ve seen him spin records by Jay Electronica alongside Aphex Twin alongside Beastie Boys. During a DJ set in Tokyo on Friday, the Radiohead frontman went one step further and one step slower, kicking off his set with some cool jazz courtesy of Sidney Bechet’s “Blue Horizon”. Watch fan footage below and try to imagine this occurring at a Calvin Harris DJ set.

Other songs played by Yorke during the set (via Rabbit in my Headlights).

Sidney Bechet – Blue Horizon
Zomby – Rumours & Revolutions
eomac – no name
Mr. Oizo – Positif
Thom Yorke – The Clock (Surgeon Remix)
Boy 8-Bit – Fog Bank
Owiny Sigoma Band – Margaret Okudo – Dub
Radiohead – Meeting in the Aisle
Sidney Bechet Trio – Strange Fruit
MMM – Que Barbaro
Radiohead – Good Evening Mrs Magpie (Modeselektor RMX)
Modeselektor – 200007 (Siriusmo Remix)
Trim – Trousers Remix (Explicit)
Manna Dey, Mohd Rafi, S D Batish, Sudha Malhotra, Chorus – Yeh Hai Ishq Ishq
Joe – Slope
Stefan Goldmann – Fat Tails
Riva Starr – Dance Me (Original Mix)