|90年代初頭にDJユニット"KYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE"を結成。
94年、ファースト・プロダクションとなるコンピレーション"KYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE/V.A"をリリース。
00年にはドイツのCOMPOST RECORDSと契約し、ファースト・シングル『ECLIPSE /SILENT
02年にファースト・アルバム 『SPIRIT OF THE SUN』を全世界リリース。
04年12月、ヴォーカルにベンベ・セグエ、ヴァネッサ・フリーマンを迎え、初のKYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE
その後、RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL、TOKYO CROSSOVER/JAZZ FESTIVAL等、国内のビッグ・フェスティバルや様々なイベントにてオーディエンスを魅了している。
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 Especial Records.
In 1994 their first production was released, a compilation
CD entitled "KYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE V.A.".
Their first single "ECLIPSE" was released in 2000 after
signing to the record label 'COMPOST' (Germany).
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 (Hungary).
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 label 'Defected'.