'04年、デビュー12"シングル『SEASON OF YOUNG MOUSS E.P.』をリリース。即完売。
'05年、ファースト・アルバム『ADELIE LAND』をリリース。国内は勿論、海外でもロングセラーを記録し、各国のメディアが絶賛。イギリスではBBCラジオがヘヴィー・プレイし、『NME』誌のクラブ特集チャートにもランクイン。スウェーデンでは国営放送が特番を組み、最先端ファッション&カルチャー誌『BON MAGAZINE』が大々的に特集を掲載する等、ヨーロッパを中心に一気に人気が加熱。
また、アーティスト / クリエイター・サイドからの評価も高く、アルバム発売後はリミックス依頼が集中。PETER, BJORN & JOHN、PIZZICATO FIVE、DIANA ROSSから、その他、国内外のアーティストを多数手掛ける。
DJとしては、京都、新宿、神戸のレギュラー・イベントを中心に全国各地のクラブでプレイ。『COUNTDOWN JAPAN』、『ROCK IN JAPANFESTIVAL』といった国内大型フェスにも出演し、'06年のスウェーデン・ツアー時には、本国最大の屋内フェス『UMEA OPEN』に出演。
'08年、12"シングル『MAGNIFICENT MASS EP』をリリース。イギリスの老舗レコード・ショップ『ROUGH TRADE』でも展開され、日本では即完売。
'09年、セカンド・アルバム『TERRESTRIAL TONE CLUSTER』2月11日リリース。
Handsomeboy Technique is the solo project by Kyoto based DJ/producer Yoshitaka Morino. His debut 12 inch EP "Seasons of Young Mouss" was out in 2004. This EP became a smash hit item immediately at many record shops in Japan. The title tune "Season Of Young Mouss" has been being played by many DJs and is still loved as "one of the best peak-time songs".
Since the release of the EP, his unique and magical sample-based sound has been quickly gathering fans not only in Japan, but also across Europe, where he has toured extensively. Popular radio stations like BBC Radio 1 played "Season Of Young Mouss" on a daily basis. In Sweden, the song reached the top on Music Web Magazine's chart and many music and fashion magazines picked out HBT on their issues as one of the Hottest Japanese artists.
His first full length album "Adelie Land" was released in 2005 and soon became smash hit in Japan. Since then, he has been flooded with offers for remix work and has so far remixed tracks for Peter, Bjorn & John, Pizzicato Five, Rondo Brothers, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Olympic Lifts and Skibunny.
As a DJ, he's been getting favorable responses for DJ his DJ performance has received so many offer from DJ parties all over Japan. He's so far appeared on the stages of the big rock festivals in Japan such as "Rock In Japan Festival" and "Countdown Japan". He toured in Sweden with the label mate Halfby in March 2006 and shared stages with The Pipettes and New Young Pony Club.
In January 2008, new 12 inch EP "Magnificent Mass EP" was released and is a taster of his forthcoming full length album "Terrestrial Tone Cluster" which is due to be released in February of 2009. The title track has already become a dance floor filler in clubs across Japan & the UK. The EP also contains a remix by Belfast DJ outfit Skibunny.
The long awaited new album "Terrestrial Tone Cluster" will be released on 11th February 2009 in Japan and it will be soon available outside of Japan.