As DJ Kentaro and DJ Mitsu The Beats, DJ TO-RU 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.
TO-RU’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. He co-owns a bar/club called “GOJA” in Bangkok, Thailand and it has been happening since 2014.
TO-RU is also a member of “Turntable Orchestra” band alongside Q-bert, DJ Kentaro, D-styles, Swamp, Switch and all other award-winning DJs from Japan.
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