TOKYO MUSIC NETWORK
DJ NORI has been a top DJ for 30 years and still has full influence power in club music scene.
Started his DJ career in 1979, moved to NY in 1986. He met Larry Levan playing legendary club "Paradise Garage". Since then, he starts playing with Larry at famous clubs in NY. Through their friendship, DJ NORI spent his NY life with David Mancuso, Walter Gibbons, Danny Kirivit, Timmy Resisford, Little Louis Vega, Nick Jones and Francois K etc...
He experienced the moment that "Paradise Garage", Larry Levan, music and culture which were born in SOHO had turned to a big scene at that age.
You can see how DJ NORI took an active part in that scene from a film "MAESTRO" (film by JOSELL RAMOS/2004). He appears in the film as " one of the most important DJs who built a basic of NY club culture" with those DJs.
In 1989, DJ NORI came back to Tokyo to be a resident DJ of Tokyo's legendary club "GOLD". At the same time, he still keep DJing in abroad including i-D magazine's party in Italy, NYSOUND FACTORY BAR ”UNDERGROUND NETWORK” ”CAFE CON LETCHE"etc... Its impossible to know exact number he did DJing.
With DJ FUKUBA and TORU TAKAHASHI, DJ NORI has a big party "SMOKER" at LOOP in Aoyama which started 9 years ago. He plays music as if he having conversation with the guest DJs including Lord G, DJ Harvey, Kim Lightfoot. In 2005 he went to Shanghai's venue "BLOCK60" to reenact "SMOKER" there.
In 1998, he started another party "GALLERY" at CAY in Aoyama with FUKUBA, KENJI HASEGAWA, ALEX.
Recently, he stated new party "VOYAGE" at Yellow in Nishiazabu with Toshiyuki Goto, DJ KATSUYA.
In 2001, "NORI's E.P" was released. Danny Krivit was playing a track "Nomad" in Body & Soul before its release date, and licensed in 6 countries in the world. His remix works and compilation album "STIMULATION" series proves his talent.
On Dec of 2006, his first mix album “liquid loft mix” was released on LIQUID RECORDINGS.
To celebrate his 30 year career as a DJ, "DJ NORI 30TH ANNIVERSARY" was held at ageHa with many of his friends including Jocelyn Brown from UK.
DJ NORI's music choice and groove from his affection and attitude for the music still attract all audience in rest of the world and gaining respects from them.