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    DJ TO-RU

    DJ TO-RU is a Japanese DJ from Sendai City, a northern city where top Japanese DJs come from such as DJ Kentaro and DJ Mitsu The Beats. He grew up with rock music and encountered hip hop at the age of 16. He fell in love with the turntablism culture and started djing in 1999. That was the time he met DJ Kentaro, who became the champ of DMC DJ Championship 2002 with the difference of a double score in points between him and the second place. To-ru then started scratching and has participated in various DJ competitions such as DMC Japan, ITF Japan to contribute to and establish himself in the turntablist scene in Sendai.
    Toru’s DJ style is flawless and cross-genre, mixing hip hop to breakbeats, house, reggae to D’N’B. He just takes on quality music regardless of genre and attracts people with his flexibility, creativity and dynamism worldwide.
    To-ru has been based in Bangkok since 2009 and pursuing his music career energetically.

    日本、仙台出身。幼少時代Rockで育ち、16歳にHIP-HOPと出会い、1999年にDJ活動スタート。その時、のちにDMC DJ CHAMPIONSHIP 2002で2位とダブルスコアを付け圧倒的強さで世界を制した、DJ KENTAROと出会った。2002年にSCRATCHをはじめ、DMC JAPAN、ITF JAPANなど数々のDJ大会に出場し、地元仙台でのTurn Tablistシーンの地位を築き上げる。HIP-HOPにとどまらず、Break Beats、House、Reggae、Drum’n’ Bass、など様々なジャンルをMIXするPLAY STYLEを特徴としてます。2009年日本を飛び出て、単身バンコク、タイに渡り音楽活動はじめる。

    Previous Residence

    Woobar W hotel Bangkok
    Q Bar Bangkok
    Nest roof top bar
    UB Radio
    View Hotel
    Bash
    Insanity Nightclub
    Suger Club
    Ocean Bangkok
    Revolucion Cocktail Bangkok
    Da Crib RCA

    History

    2016

    Jul : DJed “DJKENTARO Presents BASSCAMP Festival”. at Ageha Tokyo Japan.
    Special Guest : D-Styles and SHORKUT from INVISBL, SKRATCH PIKLS and LOUDE PVCK.
    Line up : HABANERO POSSE, DJ SHINTARO (Redbull Thre3style World Champion 2013), DJ YOU-KI (Red Bull Thre3Style 2016 Japan final 1st Place), XLII X MASIA ONE, DJKENTARO (DMC World Championship 2002 1st Place), MC CARDZ, DJ TO-RU and World DJ Academy DJs.VJ : KIMGYM and REZLive Paint : LoVoL (Tadaomi Shibuya and Hiroya Asari)
    Jul : DJed BASSCAMP EVE (前夜祭) X DOMMUNE (Live streaming). at DOMMUNE Studio / Shibuya / Tokyo /Japan
    Line Up : D-Styles and SHORKUT from INVISBL, SKRATCH PIKLS, , HABANERO POSSE, DJ YOU-KI (Red Bull Thre3Style 2016 Japan final 1st Place), DJ itch1, DJ TO-RU and DJKENTARO (DMC World Championship 2002 1st Place). JAPAN.
    Jun : DJed DUBWAY Presents “DJ KRUSH Butterfly Effect Album Tour” at Live RCA BKK.
    May : DJed Launch of the Preduce X Sadam Yoshizawa Oni deck series, TRK and Sadam Yoshizawa Art exhibition opening party.
    May : DJed “EUCLID MOON – Galleries Night w/ Hiroya Asari Live painting & Music by DJ TO-RU & Honeycomb”. at JAM BKK.
    May : Started Organized for weekly event, Phrakanong Soundscape Secound 2 at GOJA gallery Cafe. BKK. New Dj’s “DJ DAI(JP), DJTNT (TH), GORO(JP), DJ NAIZIEE(TH)” and Guest DJ.
    May : DJed Ce La Vi Bangkok
    Apr : DJed “Hightime” at T.Rex Retro Cafe / Tonglor BKK.
    Apr : DJed “Hip Hop Party” at Light room Ekamai BKK.
    Mar : Performed “Malasimbo Festival Light and Dance x Basscamp Festival 2016. Philippines.
    Mar : DJed Z Hostel at manila Philippines.
    Mar : DJed for Du Ja Da “Never Say Cuts 8years anniversary” at Central World. BKK
    Mar : DJed Thailand Art Toys group exhibition “TOYNADO -Sidestory-“ at GOJA Gallery Cafe. BKK
    Feb : DJed “Action Pants” at whiteline. BKK
    Feb : DJed at DOOR Shibuya Japan.
    Feb : DJed “THAICO CLUB” at Bar Cheeky 吉祥寺 (Kichijyouji) Tokyo Japan.
    Feb : DJed at NARF Aoyama Tokyo Japan.
    Jan : DJed “Made By Legacy / FLEA MARKET” at State Rail Way Thailand (Hualamphong Station)
    Jan : DJed Converse CONS Presents “The One Star World Tour Bangkok Video Premier” at Whitelibe. BKK
    Jan : HOOCHIE COOCHIE CLUB vol,2 at JAM. BKK
    Jan : Organized and DJed for own party “Phrakanong Soundscape” Special Live paint BAKIBAKI (DOPPEL / JP). BKK

    2015

    Dec : Organized and DJed for own party “Phrakanong Soundscape” Special guest live MC HUNGER (GAGLE /Jazzy Sport / Showtikubai Records / JP) at GOJA Gallery Cafe. BKK
    Dec : DJed “MC HUNGER BKK TOUR(GAGLE /Jazzy Sport / Showtikubai Records / JP)
    at GREASE Thonglor
    Dec : Organized and DJed for own party “Talking all that groove” Special guest live MC HUNGER (GAGLE /Jazzy Sport / Showtikubai Records / JP) at JAM. BKK
    Nov : HOOCHIE COOCHIE CLUB at 12 x 12 Tonglor
    Oct : NARF Aoyama Tokyo Japan.
    Oct : DJed Laidback Sendai Japan.
    Oct : DJed YOGI Art exhibition by TRK, TABUN, Spacenoid. Music by DJ TO-RU, Boogie G MARMOSETS, YAAKLAB and KINGKONG at JAM. BKK
    Sep : DJed Gaolao presents “RELAX” at Studio Lam. BKK.
    Sep : HENNESSY presents THE RETURN OF VINYL JUNKIE at WINE BIBBER SANGRIA. BKK.
    Aug : DJed “DONE (ดัน) Arts & Music exhibition 2015 at JAM. BKK.
    Aug : Organized and DJed for own party “Talking all that groove” Special guest live UNDA. at JAM. BKK.
    Jul : DJed “SMOK” at Whiteline. BKK.
    Jul : Started Organized And DJed for weekly event, Phrakanong Soundscape at GOJA gallery Cafe. BKK. Original member “DJ TO-RU, DJ NK Chan (Giantswing), Fredrik Funk, GORO”.
    Jul : DJed “JAM 3years Anniversary” at JAM. BKK.
    Jun : DJed for Du Ja Da “LA’zaro Records presents Gangstar Paradise” at JJ Green. BKK.
    Jun : Started Residence DJ at Revolucion Cocktail Bangkok. BKK.
    Jun : DJed “BLUE DYE CAFE Opening Party” at Blue Dye Cafe / Tonglor. BKK.
    May : DJed We Got a Groove with Fredrik Funk at HIDE. BKK.
    May : Live set The Future Sound of Bangkok (FSOB) Presents, ”PRIK NAM PLAR BEAT” at JAM. BKK.
    Apr : DJed Record Store day Thailand 2015. BKK.
    Apr : Performed “Isuzu X-Series Presents Rip Curl Summer Carnival 2015”. Special guest DJ Mitsu the Beats. at Huahin.
    Mar : Performed at Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival x Basscamp Festival 2015 at Philippines
    Jan : DJed “Flavorfoodfestival” Special guest DJ Sarasa from Japan. BKK.

    2014

    Dec : DJed “NYE New Year Countdown Party” at Woobar W hotel Bangkok.
    Dec : Started Residence DJ at Suger Club.
    Dec : DJed “Keep it Real 2nd Anniversary Party” at Fortune Town Ratchadapisek rama9. BKK.
    Nov : Djed for Du Ja Da at “TEMPOLOGY Miusic Festival / Hua HIn”
    Oct : Live set at Jam. with Special guest Anchorsong. BKK.
    Aug : DJed at Toot Yung Art Center BKK.
    Jun : DJed “BEAT UP MY E88! Block Party” at W District. BKK.
    Jun : DJed at LongTable Asok. BKK.
    Jun : DJed at Woobar W hotel Singapore.
    Mar : DJed at Zoom Anantara Hotel. BKK.
    Jan : Founded “GOJA Gallery Cafe”. at Phrakanong. BKK.
    Jan : DJed at GREASE Thonglor. BKK.
    Jan : Started Residence DJ at Woobar W hotel Bangkok.

    2013

    Dec : Started Residence DJ at Ocean Bangkok.
    Dec : DJed at Zoom Anantara Hotel. BKK.
    Nov : DJed “ZABAN PARTY” at MOOSE EKAMAI. BKK.
    Oct : DJed for DJ HEROES 2013 at What’s club ty 11 Vientiane Laos.
    Sep : Organized And DJed for Monthly event, Talkin’ all that groove 3 DJS, 3 TURNTABLES & A BBQ chilling Sunday at Jam with Broken Kassette and FREDRIK FUNK.
    : Djed for Yaak Party at Cafe Democ Silom Plaza.
    Aug : My own party “Talkin’ all that groove” move to JAM at Sathon with Broken Kassette.
    : DJed for DJ Kentaro, the first Asian DMC World Champion in 2002 as a supporting DJ @Q bar Bangkok.
    Jul : DJed for LUSH Bangkok’s charity music festival @NEST ROOFTOP LE FENIX HOTEL.
    : DJed for Scratch jam at Tha Beatlounge RCA with Spydamonkee Metee, Dj-Masta Infect FilthySolid, Maiam MA, ProtoZua Dechanupab, Lee Sang Hyo, Whatdatfrog Vasutee, Masashi Saito, TeanTae Chayapon, Dj-Nutty AV Scratch, Butung.
    May : Organized And DJed for Japanese event Khaozil in Bangkok at Cafe Democ Silom Plaza.
    : DJed for Du Ja Da at Thaitanium’s event at Sonic Ekkamai. “DU Ja Da is 2MC and 1DJ Hiphop crew in Thailand”
    Mar : DJed Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival at Puerto Galera Philippines.
    Feb : Residence DJ at Viehotel at Ratchatewi.

    2012


    Dec : DJed New Year Countdown Party @Q bar.
    : DJed New Year Countdown Party @BASH
    : DJed Q Bar’s 13th Anniversary party Apocalypto.
    : DJed Hilton hotel’s Christmas party.
    : DJed Q bar’s Christmas party.
    : Residence DJ “SUCKA FREE SUNDAY,,,THE AFTER PARTY” with TECH12 and TRAVELLIN MATT @ BASH (Sukhumvit soi 11)
    Nov : Residence DJ “SAMURAI NIGHT FEVER”Friday @ BASH (Sukhumvit soi 11)
    : DJed for LUSH Bangkok’s charity music festival @TALAD RODFAI.
    Oct : Residence DJ UB RISING Wednesday @ BASH (Sukhumvit soi 11)
    Sep : DJed for Talkin all that groove @Tha Beatlounge RCA. Special guest MONOm.i.c from Sendai Japan.
    Aug : DJed for Talkin all that groove @Tha Beatlounge RCA. Special guest DJ Kency from Sendai Japan and Hip Hop Dancer Daisuke from JIGSAW SNEAKERS.
    Mar : Organized And DJed “Cosmic Jam” at Tha Beat lounge RCA. Special guest Mr.BIG BABY (I.S.O.P. / Curve) FROM JAPAN.
    : DJed for monthly party “Mode” @Nest, the rooftop bar in Le Fenix Hotel as a main DJ.
    : DJed Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival at Puerto Galera Philippines.
    Feb : Move “Talkin all that groove” to Tha Beatlounge RCA. Special guest Daisuke and YUKIO from JIGSAW SNEAKERS (Dance).
    Jan : Created music label “BOMBCLP RECORDS”.
    www.bombclap.com

    http://www.facebook.com/bombclap
    Dec 31st 2011 : DJed New Year Countdown Party @Nest, the rooftop bar in Le Fenix Hotel

    2011

    Nov : DJed for monthly party “Mode” @Nest, the rooftop bar in Le Fenix Hotel as a DJ.
    Oct : Organized And DJed ”Talkin all that groove” presents… Pray Back (Pray for Thailand / flood in Thailand).
    : DJed for monthly party “Mode” @Nest, the rooftop bar in Le Fenix Hotel as a main DJ.
    Sep : DJed with DJ MAIAM to Sound Delivery@Tha Beatlounge
    : DJed for monthly party “Mode” @Nest, the rooftop bar in Le Fenix Hotel as a main DJ.
    : DJed for Talkin all that groove @Fish (Cosmic cafe 3rd floor).
    Aug : DJed with DJ MAIAM to Sound Delivery@Tha Beatlounge.
    : “DJ Angelo Mendez (Los Angeles,USA)” at Q bar Opening DJ.
    : DJed QOTAROO(ookflash / CosmicLab / POWWOW) exhibition at BACC.
    : “DJ Jun” @Q Bar as a Opening DJ.
    : Move on my own party at Fish (Cosimic cafe 3rd floor) change event’s name from Talking all that groove to be Talkin all that groove.
    Jul : Organized And DJed for ”BAATIN (SLUM VILLAGE) to TRIBUTE” with Boogie G (Preduce).
    : DJed “Sound Delivery” ar Tha Beatlounge RCA.
    : DJed for monthly party “Mode” @Nest, the rooftop bar in Le Fenix Hotel as a main DJ.
    Jun : Organized event with DJ MAIAM (2009 DMC Thailand Champion) “Sound Delivery” at Tha Beatlounge RCA.
    Apr : DJed for monthly party “Mode” @Nest, the rooftop bar in Le Fenix Hotel as a main DJ.
    Mar-Apr 2011 : Organized And DJ with Play for The Tohoku earthquake charity party.
    I created charity events for Japan taken place in 6 venues with my friends in Bangkok.※
    ※1st-Mar. 28(Mon), 2011
    DEMO (Thonglor 10)
    DJ Hiroo (JP/Oyamapan Sound/Giant Swing), Dj mAsa (JP/Giant Swing), DJ TO-RU (JP)
    …b.orange & yellowman57 (ELECTRIC DOG)
    ※2nd-Mar. 31 (Thu), 2011
    Cosmic Cafe (RCA)
    SOUND ELEMENT CREW, Boogie G ( Preduce )
    DJ Pichy (Yaak Party/Polka Dot Cafe’)
    ※3rd-Apr. 1 (Fri), 2011
    Slim & Flix (RCA)
    DJ ONO from BANGKOK INVADERS, DJ MEAN (Thai), DJ OATAWA (Thai), DJ Kolor One etc..
    ※4th-WTF Gallery & Bar (Sukhumvit 51)
    Apr.1(Fri).2011
    Maft Sai (ZudRangMa Records), Chris Menist (The Right Side of Left)
    ※5th-Outer Room (Sukhumvit 23)
    Apr.2 (Sat), 2011
    Over 17 groups of performers including DJ mAsa (JP), DJ TO-RU (JP)
    ※6th-Apr. 6-11, 2011
    Q BAR (Sukhumvit 11)
    DJ TO-RU (JP), DJ Hiroo (JP), Dj mAsa (JP)
    DJ ONO from BANGKOK INVADERS and Guest DJ from Q BAR.
    *donating 1500 baht per bottle of Grey Goose sold for the entire week and on Wed we will also donate 200 baht per paid entry.
    Mar : DJed for monthly party “Mode” @Nest, the rooftop bar in Le Fenix Hotel as a main DJ.
    Jan : “DJ TAMA aka SPC Finest Bangkok Gig” as a warm-up DJ @Q Bar Saigon in Vietnam Saigon.
    : DJed @ Pioneer club in myanmar Yangon with DJ TAMA aka SPC Finest.
    : “DJ TAMA aka SPC Finest Bangkok Gig” as a warm-up DJ @Q Bar.
    : Turntable show for ”HIP HOP CONNECTION”(Guest DJ/DJ TAMA aka SPC Finest) at Da Crib in RCA.
    : Residence DJ every Thu @ da crib in RCA.
    : Started the 2nd own-produced party “Friday” @Xperience.
    : “DJ Africa Islam Gig” as a warm-up DJ @Q Bar.
    Jan 1st 2011 : New Year’s Day Party @Q Bar.
    Dec 31st 2010 : DJed New Year Countdown Party @Nest, the rooftop bar in Le Fenix Hotel

    2010

    Dec : DJed for Xmas Hip Hop Party at Da Crib in RCA.: DJed Q Bar 11th Anniversary.
    Nov : DJed the 2nd Silom Club Crawl by Big party.
    : Organized And DJ Party ” Battle Box” at Xperience.
    Oct : DJed Silom Club Crawl by Big party.
    : DJed ARE YOU SORTED? by Homebass communications.
    Sep : DJed Delicate at club Culture.
    Aug : DJ Cash Money @Qbar as a warm-up DJ.
    Jun : DJed for the after party of “Asahi Beer and Homebass Communications Presents Dubway The Artwork of T.Puchpen” @Cafe Democ as guest Dubstep DJ.
    : Organized and DJed for own party “Talking all that groove” @Sripoom Espresso Bar.
    May : Curfew was lifted and DJed for the opening party of Traps Siam Square Shop (Traps – Japanese style clothing brand).: Red-shirt demonstration worsened political situations in Bangkok. Thai government imposed a curfew on the city until the end of May and it caused all clubs and bars to close or finish way earlier than their usual operation hours and I could not DJ during the curfew.
    : Started own-produced party “Talking all that groove” @Sripoom Espresso Bar.
    Apr : DJed for DJ Kentaro, the first Asian DMC World Champion in 2002 as a supporting DJ @Bed Supperclub.
    : DJed for monthly party “Mode” @Nest, the rooftop bar in Le Fenix Hotel as a main DJ.
    Mar : DJed for “Bangkok Impact” @ Club Add in hometown Sendai as a guest DJ from Thailand.
    Mar : DJed @ Club Baobab in Hachinohe, Aomori as a guest DJ from Thailand.
    Mar : Organized second gig of DJ Tama (S.P.C. Productions/Hokkaido, Japan) in Bangkok @Q Bar and DJed as a supporting DJ.
    Feb : “DHD Party” @Narz.
    : “Neon Nights” @Dream Hotel.
    Jan : “DJ Malente Bangkok Gig” as a warm-up DJ @Q Bar.
    Jan 1st 2010 : New Year’s Day Party @Q Bar.

    2009

    Dec 31st 2009 : DJed New Year Countdown Party @Nest, the rooftop bar in Le Fenix Hotel
    Dec : DJed Q Bar 10th Anniversary.
    Nov : DJed “Neon Nights” @Dream Hotel.
    : “Johnny Fiasco Bangkok Gig” organized by UB Radio @Bed Supperclub as a warm-up DJ.
    : Organized the party “Shing02 & DJ A-1 Live in Bangkok” and DJed as a supporting act @Q Bar.
    Oct : “Neon Nights” @Dream Hotel.
    Sep : “The Beats Presents DJ TO-RU” as a guest DJ @Vasco’s in Saigon, Vietnam.
    Aug : Djed for “Dubplate” @Cosmic Cafe.
    Jun : “DJ Tama (S.P.C. Productions/Japan)” @Q Bar as a warm-up DJ.
    : “Neon Nights” @Dream Hotel.
    May : “UB Radio Presents Monster Mash” @Glow.
    : to present: Residence DJ every Wed @Q Bar.
    : Radio (aka UB Radio – http://www.ubradio.net/djs/dj-to-ru-66).
    : “Jack Beats & DJ Perplex” @Bed Supperclub as a warm-up DJ.
    Apr : “DJ Kentaro Asian Tour” @Bed Supperclub as a warm-up DJ.
    : DJed Beer Chang booth @Pattaya Songkran Festival.
    : to present: Monthly radio show “Perfect Beats” for Underground Bangkok
    Mar : Turntable show & warm-up DJ @Bangkok Auto Custom Contest.

    2008

    Jun : Participated in DMC Japan Championship Tohoku (northeastern Japan) Block.

    2007

    Dec 2007 : DJed with DJ Jif Rock (2003 Allies Beat Down DJ Battle World Final 3rd place).
    Jul 2007 : Participated in DMC Japan Championship Tohoku Block and it was the very first DJ battle to attend.

    2005

    Oct 2005 : Participated in ITF Japan Championship Hokkaido/Tohoku Block.
    Dec 2005 : Launched self-organized party “Perfect Beats” at Add in Sendai for good music & scratch.