Born in 1962 in Tokyo. DJ Krush is a gifted producer & DJ with a superb sense of mixing and composing his sound. He has been well-received in the international club scene. It was the movie “WILD STYLE” that got him into hip hop in the early 80’s, and in 1987, he formed KRUSH POSSSE which made numerous appearances in various media as the best hip hop act in Japan.
KRUSH began pursuing his solo career after the break-up of the group in late 1991, and soon grabbed people’s attention as the first DJ to use turntables as live instruments, doing free sessions with live musicians on stage. All his solo releases have ranked high in various charts in & out of Japan, and his 6th album “Zen” had been highly acclaimed and awarded the Best Electronica Album in 2002 AIFM Awards (US). His 8th album “jaku” was released in late 2004 and topped the RPM chart of CMJ for 3 weeks in the US. Aside from his international activities as producer, remixer and DJ, he constantly expands his field: from film soundtracks, TV dramas & commercials to live sessions with various musicians that transcend his music genre. Other remarkable activities include projects such as RYU, a producer unit he formed with DJs HIDE & SAK in 1998, doing innovative collaborations with new artists from all over the globe, such as African percussionists.
He has performed in front of over 4 million audiences in 282 cities of 46 countries. He continues to renew this record, transcending all barriers, and leaving some distinctive footsteps of his own, achieving ever-increasing acclamation as an international artist.