City Series Mix Volume 41
After learning how to DJ at the age of 17, he quickly began playing numerous clubs around Tokyo within that same year. During this time, Shogo also worked as a buyer of a popular underground hip hop record store, "RECORD SHOP Shibuya". While starting to produce his own music at age 21, Shogo joined the rap group Astro as the official DJ and has since signed with record company BMG JAPAN. After joining Astro, the group has released two full albums, two mini albums, and two singles.
Shogo regularly DJs at several large night clubs around Tokyo, as well as at other venues all over Japan. Every 3rd Friday of the month at clubasia Shibuya, his DJ crew Ray-Van acts as resident DJ putting on their own night for a few years now, members include SAKURAI MAKOTO(Dragon Ash)、Takeru John Otoguro(block.fm) and FumihikoChiba(SiXMAN). Another mentionable note is that he regular stands as stage DJ for major artists such as WISE (TERIYAKI BOYZ(R)), Kana Nishino, Una、TEMPURA KIDZ、IMALU, and more.
Chigasaki City, Kanagawa
If you could collaborate musically with anyone of your choice, who would you choose?
Dillon Francis, A-Trak, Diplo, Phoenix, Jay-Z, M.I.A. and more 笑 (japanese kanji for 'lol')
What is your favorite venue you've ever performed at?
Bangkong IMPACT Saitama Super Arena and clubasia in Shibuya, Tokyo as my local favorite
What DJ gear and travel essentials do you always carry with you on the road?
DCDJ Pionner Mixer, Pionner DJM900, Macbook Air and Japanese ear picks (mimikaki)