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世界チャンピオンとなりグローバルに活躍する彼のルーツは幼少期にあった。4歳の頃からピアノや和太鼓の演奏に触れ、現在の類希なる音楽センスの糧を形成。その後15歳でHIPHOPカルチャーに触れる中、DJを開始。数々のバトルで活躍した彼は、Vestax主催の『NoTricks DJ Battle』では3度の優勝、2010年の韓国『SeoulWorld DJ Festival』のNoTricks in KOREAでは日韓グランドチャンピオンにも輝く。その後スクラッチがメインのバトルDJ卒業を宣言。クラブPLAYに注力し、活躍の幅を広げる中、2013年にはRedBull Thre3Styleに日本代表として世界大会に出場。初出場ながら史上最年少かつ開催国外DJ初となる世界制覇を成し遂げた。これは日本人としてもアジア人としても初となる快挙でRedBull Thre3Style World Champion SHINTAROの名はDJ史に深く刻まれた。世界チャンピオンの称号を手にしたあとも彼の勢いはとどまる事を知らない。

現在、GMOインターネットグループのGMO Culture Incubationのアーティスト・プロデューサーとして活動中。ジャンルの枠を超えるボーダーレスな選曲とテクニカルなスクラッチで構成される彼の革新的なプレイスタイルは世界各国からも称賛され、海外からのオファーも後を絶たない。ベルギー、ドイツ、オランダの主要7クラブを巡るヨーロッパツアーの大成功やアジア圏においては台湾の主要クラブをコンプリート。絶大な評価を得ておりその後も各地で定期的にスペシャルゲストとして招致され続けている。

クラブプレイのみならず近年世界的ムーブメントとなっている屋外フェスティバルにおいても多数の実績を積んでおり、オランダのアムステルダムで開催されたHIP HOPメインのENCORE FESTIVAL、世界最大級の音楽カンファレンスAmsterdam Dance Event(ADE)への出演。また世界最大級フェスであるULTRA MUSIC FESTIVALにて2年連続メインステージに登場。今夏にはFUJI ROCKにも出演。ジャンルレスなPLAYが数万人のオーディエンスやダンスミュージック関係者から評価されている。

2015年からは本格的に楽曲制作を開始。年末にはChopper EPとして初のオリジナル楽曲EPをTREKKIE TRAXよりリリース。自身のYoutubeチャンネルは200万回再生を越えるなど、今後のパフォーマンス、プロデュース作品共に世界から注目が集まっているDJ/プロデューサーである。

Though he’s now the world champion and is active internationally, Shintaro’s musical roots go back to when he was very young. At the age of 4, he first experienced piano and Japanese drums, which are what account for his unique sense of music today. When he was 15, he began to be influenced by the hip-hop culture, and at that point tried his hand at DJing. He was active in various DJ battles, won the grand prize for three years at Vestax’s No Tricks DJ Battle, and in 2010 became No Tricks Japan/Korea champion at Seoul World DJ Festival. He instead began to focus on playing at clubs, and in 2013 entered the Red Bull Thre3Style competition as the representative of Japan. He became the youngest World Champion in the history of the competition. Shintaro made a huge mark in DJ history, as he was the first DJ not from the host country to win, the first Japanese, and the first Asian to ever become the Red Bull Thre3Style World Champion.

Just because Shintaro got the title of world champion under his belt doesn’t mean he has any plans of stopping there. What makes Shintaro so special is that he not only he makes crowd go wild with his scratching skills, but he also keeps them dancing without killing the groove by combining his scratching with a smooth music mix, all while he blends different types of music (genres). He’s already achieved a huge accomplishment by a doing a European Tour spanning seven major clubs in Belgium, Germany, and Holland, as well as gone around Asia, concentrating on major clubs in Taiwan. After receiving praise for these shows, he has been regularly invited as a special guest to events in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Shanghai, Beijing, and more. Besides playing in clubs, he has also been building up his track record in 2014 by participating in popular outdoor festivals such as the Amsterdam based hip-hop ENCORE FESTIVAL, and the Japanese leg of the world’s largest EDM festival, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, where he took the main stage. He has been highly rated by music professionals for being able to play across genres to audiences numbering in the tens of thousands.

Shintaro has received numerous offers from labels around the globe, and in November 2014 he decided to start afresh as the pioneering artist and producer behind GMO Internet Group’s globally focused agency GMO Culture Incubation.

In May 2015, his first official remix “BBHMM (Shintaro & YGSP Remix) / Rihanna” won TWRK’s Remix Contest, got featured on BBC Radio1’s “Diplo & Friends,” and is revving up anticipation for his upcoming releases. Shintaro is ready to show the world what he’s all about.

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