DJ Naka G
Michael Nakagawa, better known as DJ Naka G, has been a master, in the DJ craft, for nearly 20 years. Playing the jazz trumpet first, from a early age, set the tone and opened the doors to all genres of music. Exposure to the art of the DJ first occurred while watching old rap and hip-hop music videos. Inspiration from some of the pioneers of DJing, including Jam Master Jay, Jazzy Jeff and Premier, eventually lead Naka to pick up the turntable, as an instrument, in his early college days.
Never sticking to one type of music, Naka believes in working the crowd with an open format. His song selection touches various genres, classic and contemporary, and is sure to take you on a musical journey.
Naka holds various club residencies in Colorado, California, New York City and abroad. He is also an accomplished resident DJ for the Summer and Winter X Games, the Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, worldwide Burton Open series, FIS World Cup and World Championships, Red Bull Signature Series. Naka has also provided support for numerous artists including, DJ Z-Trip, Mixmaster Mike, Steve Aoki, Pretty Lights, Pitbull, RAC, Capital Cities, Slightly Stoopid, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Steel Pulse, Method Man, The Roots, The Pharcyde, Ozomatli, Blackalicious, The 2Live Crew, The Wailers, Stephen and Damian Marley, Naughty By Nature, The Hood Internet, Thievery Corporation, DJ Vice, DJ Logic, Pretty Lights, Guru and Jazzmattaz, Common, Grandmaster Flash, Santogold, The Beatnuts, De La Soul, Faux Punk, Boombox, Rahzel and DJ JS1, Shiny Toy Guns, Kid Koala, Team Canada DJs.