Takeru John Otoguro
Also known as TJO, Takeru John Otoguro fills his DJ bag as well as his sets with the best in House, Electro, Drum & Bass, Indie, Disco, Jazz, HipHop and Breakbeats music. Born in Paris, to parents with heritages from Japan, the UK and Thailand, TJO started his DJ career in 2003 and has since played alongside some of the worlds most well known DJs/Producers. He also serves as prime director, as well as a longtime host at block.fm, Japan's first online radio station fully dedicated to Dance Music culture.
In addition to his extensive DJ career, TJO has recently made a name for himself through his eclectic music production. Starting in 2013, He began contributing official remixes for various artists including: Earth, Wind & Fire (Let’s Groove), Frankie Vali, Spankers(Italy), FPM, CREAM, and Kumi Koda under the alias “TJO & YUSUKE from BLU-SWING”. In 2014, a TJO DJ Mix was chosen as one of only two Mixes by Japanese DJs to be broadcast by UMF Radio that year. With two mix CDs released through Warner Music, titled "EGUBAGA" and "Love Choco Mix White" respectively, in addition to his growing library of remixes, TJO looks to conquer not just the dance floor but the music charts as well.
Currently, He holds numerous DJ residencies at clubs/venues all throughout Japan. Definitely no stranger to the festival scene, TJO has also had the privilege to have played at some of the biggest dance music festivals to hit Worldwide shores, including ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, ULTRA EUROPE, ULTRA JAPAN, ULTRA KOREA, Electric Zoo Beach Tokyo & PACHA Festival Tokyo.