|DJ / Creative
director of KYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE and of TOKYO
Since forming "KYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE" as a DJ
unit in the beginning of 90's, they have built
up the Crossover/Jazz Music scene in Japan,
and have successful careers overseas.
In 2000 KYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE signed to COMPOST
RECORDS in Germany and released their first
single "ECLIPSE /SILENT MESSENGER" from the
label. After it’s release, the track made
number one in the BBC RADIO ONE ZUBB CHART
and was highly acclaimed worldwide. In the
same year, they released their second single
"SUBSTREAM" which was also met with praise.
In 2002 they released their much awaited first
album "SPIRIT OF THE SUN" worldwide. The album
was a success and is still today one of the
most inspirational works to many DJs in the
In 2006 Shuya Okino released his first solo
album "UNITED LEGENDS". He invited ten vocalists
and ten producers to contribute to the album
for which he composed all tracks. This album
is remarkable as it was made by only communicating
using Email, this unprecedented technique
of making music has made it of special interest
to the music scene.
One of his most important works as a music
selector is a compilation CD for the stylish
design hotel "CLASKA" in Meguro, Tokyo.
Another side of Shuya Okino’s career is as
a music writer. He has written a book and
is currently working on another on the subject
of DJing in the Club Jazz scene. His first
book was published in 2005 and is in it’s
fourth published edition.
Shuya Okino appeared on iTunes CELEBRITY PLAYLIST
and was the first Japanese artist ever to
achieve this. He has also selected music for
NIKE+iPod and recently produced music for
RISONA BANK in TOKYO MID TOWN, Tokyo.
As a DJ, Shuya Okino regularly tours Japan
and worldwide. He has played a number of times
throughout Europe and America. DJing at THE
JAZZ CAFE and NOTTINGHILL ART’S CLUB, London,
A.P.T, New York, SOUTHPORT WEEKENDER JAZZ
FESTIVAL, FUTURE JAZZ FESTIVAL, Croatia to
name a few.
Shuya Okino continues to be an important figure
in the Crossover/Jazz scene worldwide and
his work is influential and inspirational
to many members of the club music world.