DJ AKi returned to Japan from NYC in 2001 and began the monthly party, 06S, with himself as the resident DJ at WOMB, and has gained popularity through his original hard and cyber s ...DJ AKi returned to Japan from NYC in 2001 and began the monthly party, 06S, with himself as the resident DJ at WOMB, and has gained popularity through his original hard and cyber style drum'n'bass that many UK DJs are also credited into drum 'n' bass scene in Japan.
DJ AKi also has released the first mix CD in Japan, "New Type Drum+Bass 06S" in 2004, and his impeccable skills on decks were well perceived by many music lovers all over the nation.
He also attended SKOL BEATS in Sao Paulo in April 2005, where his high energy and outstanding talent as a DJ made a huge impact. These 2 gigs made big impression on the worldwide drum 'n' bass scene. For the WOMB WORLD WIDE Project in 2006, DJ AKi and KEN ISHII flew to the tour in Brazil and performed at Brazil's top clubs WARUNG und SIRENA.
DJ AKi have now toured throughout the world:England, Australia, Serbia, Netherlands, U.S.A, Brazil, Taiwan, Korea, China, Thailand, and Singapore. In the Spring 2006, he started Tokyo Original Drum 'n' Bass label "06S RECORDS". It kicked off with first release "FREE YOUR MIND" with a remix by D-BRIDGE. It is now one of the anthem tunes on the scene. Second release "LET IT GO" with Futurebound remix is due to be released in August. Third single "INTERSTELLA ODYSSEY" produced collaborating with SONIC is due on March 2007. This will be followed by another release of “CONSTANTLY WARM” from SPACE RECORDINGS and also “ACCELERATOR” is going to be recorded in the compilation ”FUTURE SOUNDOF TOKYO” from HOSPITAL. These tracks from 06S have caught the eyes of the world music scene and they have already been thoroughly played by the worlds leading DJs such as by ANDY C, DJ MARKY and ED RUSH.
DJ AKi’s contributed his exclusive MIX CD for collaboration with the ”GARCIA MARQUEZ” today’s leading female fashion brand in Japan. 10,000 MIX CD were given away amongst in Japan. This Brazilian-flavored MIX CD reflects diverse influenced and inspirations that he had from various places and events and heading to next exploration to the new frontier. This MIX CD resulted in great success not only in Japan but worldwide. And took him to next level. In December 2006, “06SPACE MIXED by DJ Aki” will be released in iTunes store directed by NIKE.
He started to play in Europe since 2007. He attended "Ram night" at Matter, the end London 4 times and Chibuku shake shake @ Fabric London , Paradise Factory in Manchester, Fabio’s Party “Swerve”, @ Nation in Liver pool and Cheeky Monday in Amsterdam, Super nature festival in Selbia, Beatpatrol in Austria.
In 2011 Nike sports music called "Nike+ speed Mixed by DJAKi " released in iTunes store and it became no.3 on national iTunes chart.
Produced remix works are Gennki Rockets’ “Heavenly Star”, top Japanese female pop singer Kumi Koda’s “BUT/DJ AKi ES9 REMIX”, and “Against All Odds” of Chase & Status.
Mixing the uplifting Hard'n'Cyber DJ style and the mellow'n'sleek lounge DJ set, DJ AKi keeps entrancing the crowd. Recognized as one of the Leading Drum'n'bass DJs from the worlds club scene and is currently receiving much attention for his current activities and future plans.
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