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2008 he debuted with "Sweetly Confused EP" on the label from Rotterdam 4lux recordings. These Detroit house beat-down tracks were supported by Moodymann, Cassy, Andy Vaz, Dubbyman, Tyler Askew and more.
In March 2009 he produced "City Soul EP" on Yore records from Cologne - which was a huge success and played and charted by Efdemin, Patrice Scott, Brothers Vibe and many others. The track "Washing My Heart" from this EP was included to Cassy's mix CD "Simply Devotion - Cassy In The Mix" on Cocoon among the artists like Kai Alce, Trus'me, Anton Zap etc.
In Autumn 2009 he made his first European tour for 6 weeks with 11 gigs and played with Andy Vaz, Patrice Scott, Ksoul, Murat Tepeli, Don Williams and more. His dope skills and mixing styles amazed many European crowds and were welcomed.
In November 2009 "Butterfly EP" which is his second EP from Yore records was released and amazed many producers and DJs.
The club jazz track "Chameleon" which is a collaboration with Makoto and released from Nik Weston's Mukatsuku record was also played by big names like Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova etc.
He was chosen by the Red Bull Music Academy in Toronto 2007 and has done several projects with musicians such as Randy Muller (Skyy/Brass Construction), Om'Mas Keith (Sa-Ra).
Was born in Tokyo in 1978.
Influenced by alternative music, Gonno got his first taste of live music playing in a band while he was still a teenager. Having been exposed to house music at various clubs, he fell deeply into the scene and soon began to DJ as a result. Since then he has been regularly DJing at a diverse range of clubs in Tokyo and Osaka as well as open air raves, all the while developing his skills behind the decks. His intriguing DJ set mixes a diverse range of styles, all aimed squarely at the dance floor.
In 2007 Gonno started performing live and managed to build a great reputation everywhere he played, including sending the crowd crazy at Bar 25 in Berlin in last summer.
Back in March 2005, his first album "My Existence" dropped on the Japanese label WC Recordings. “My Existence” is laid out like a non stop mix CD with a bright, melodic feel. The release received acclaim from many critics in the press. Gonno also released a 12” ep entitled "Hammersmith EP" from Re-Active (UK) in September of that same year which was supported by DJs such as Laurent Garnier.
In January 2006, his acid style remix was included in "Stian Klo / Timanfaya", and Gonno's own 12” ep "WC Succession EP" was released that October from Perc Trax (UK) as a split ep with WC Recordings's boss Salmon.
In April 2008, Gonno’s new 12” ep was released from Berlin based Merkur, and the sequel 12” ep with Salmon "WC Succession 2 EP" dropped on Parc Trax (UK). Also soon will be up coming new single from Beyond Records which is brand new label in Berlin.
Gonno has the ability to instill his tracks with amazing melodies and his tracks continue to grow strongly with each passing release.
Editor of electronic music magazine, Posivision, remix and a DJ based in Tokyo.
Began his DJ career in 1995 in Tokyo. In 2005, The resident DJ at NAGISA festival (one of biggest rave in Tokyo), and No.1 Underground minimal Club “Colors Studio”.
Nori created a new movement within the Techno/Electro/Progressive music scene of Japan. He played established Japanese party “SpaceGathering” and “Solstice Festival” and Japanese's well known clubs ageHa, Unit/Saloon and many more.
In 2008, Nori ventured out on his Europe tour with stops including London’s well known event at Wet yourself and Always Fridays, Twisted Records party, Alpah Omega. In 2009, he returned to play Sonar week program in Barcelona, with stops in Belgium, Amsterdam and London's well known clubs Fabric , Aquarium, cafe1001and EGG.
Nori official dj of tokyo techno/elektro label called “Hypnodisk” and Portugal progressive label “Flow Vinyl”.
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