What do you do?
DJ / Music Producer.
Where are you from?
Kobe / Japan.
What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
I usually don’t go to gigs - I go to clubs, but only my own. I think of Sophie’s gig at CIRCUS (a club) in Osaka one or two years ago. I couldn’t see what was coming next at all when they played. If I can refer to the video, I have watched it many times - Matthew Herbert's 'The Audience'.
Which sub-cultures have influenced you?
UK garage influenced me a lot. Around that era, J-pop adopted 2 steps and I got into UK garage when I was in Junior High School.
Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
YEBISU YA PRO in Okayama. That's my favourite club. I like the atmosphere of the town on top of the venue’s great sound. This is the only club we play regularly.
If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
He is still alive, MJ COLE. I also like Todd Edwards.
In the case of MJ COLE, I respect his editing sense and his own sound. I would like to work with him in the studio, or just watch him remixing my one of tracks.
If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Matthew Herbert. I would like to see him sampling various sounds nearby like him in an installation.
Your greatest unsung hero (or heroine) in music?
UK garage artist, Sentinels who already stopped working. They released a few singles, though I think they are still unknown. Another one, THE COOL NOTES in my playlist are getting noticed recently.