| Since brothers
Shuya and Yoshi Okino formed KYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE
(named by DJ Giles Peterson) as a DJ unit
in the beginning of the 90's, they have pioneered
the way for Japanese Club Jazz/Crossover music
at home and abroad. Shuya Okino is also the
owner of The Room club, Shibuya, one of the
most vital venues worldwide in supporting
Club Jazz/Crossover music, while Yoshi Okino
runs the influential shop and record label
In 1994 their first production was released,
a compilation CD entitled "KYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE
Their first single "ECLIPSE" was released
in 2000 after signing to the record label
In 2002 KJM released their first album "SPIRIT
OF THE SUN" which received global acclaim.
The 'BY KJM/FOR KJM/RE KJM' series was released
as a Kyoto Jazz Massive Tenth Anniversary
project in 2004.
'Kyoto Jazz Massive Live Set' featuring Vanessa
Freeman and Tasita D'Mour was also formed
in 2004 and have gone on to perform all over
Europe and Asia. Some of the events 'Kyoto
Jazz Massive Live Set' have played include
Tokyo Crossover Jazz Festival (Japan), Rising
Sun Rock Festival (Japan), North Sea Jazz
Festival (The Netherlands), Balton Sound Festival
As well as their own work and compositions
KJM have released a steady flow of remixes,
which has gained them their reputation as
highly sought after producers.
As DJ's they play regularly not only in Japan
but all over the world including the U.K,
Germany, Italy, France and the U.S.A.
Shuya Okino has also established his name
as a writer, authoring three successful books
'What makes a good DJ', 'The First Book of
Club Jazz.' and the business book 'Filter
Your Thinking for Success'.
During Shuya Okino's career he has produced
a number of successful artists including Mondo
Grosso, Sleep Walker, Cosmic Village, Hajime
Yoshizawa, ROOT SOUL and DJ KAWASAKI.
He has also released his debut solo album
'United Legends' in 2006, featuring 'Thank
You' which was nominated for Best Song in
Giles Peterson's 'Worldwide Awards'.
Currently Shuya Okino is preparing for his
latest solo album's release, 'Destiny.
'Destiny' features Navasha Daya, N'Dea Davenport,
Clara Hill, Divinity and Pete Simpson providing
vocals for one cover and one original song.
The first single 'Still In Love' featuring
Navasha Daya has already been picked up by
numerous DJs around the world, Giles Peterson
for BBC Radio One, Kevin Beadle, Patrick Forge
amongst many others. 'Still In Love' is also
scheduled for release in the UK from the record