Based in Tokyo, Japan, DJ KOGATAROO is an anything goes DJ spinning old school breaks & beats, funk, disco, 80's electronic and so much more.

Kutmasta DJs & Testimonials

DJ SHORTKUT || San Francisco, USA


Shortkut is a founding member of 3 of the most iconic and influential DJ crews in history - Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Beat Junkie Sound and Triple Threat DJs. He is a numerous West Coast/USA DMC title holder and is responsible for creating some of the most influential dj routines of all time, literally bringing new techniques to the genre. 


2012 was one of the most active years of Shortkut's career including a national tour for the Beat Junkies 20th year anniversary, co-headlining the Heavy Boogie produced adidas Originals Breathe & Stop tour throughout Asia alongside Maseo (De La Soul) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) in August and a 2x4 set with the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff at the Do-Over in San Francisco.


In November, he also co-headlined the adidas Originals Laced Up tour throughout Asia with his Triple Threat crew members Dj Apollo & DJ Vinroc alongside DJ Tony Touch and Heavy Boogie, finishing off the year with a stellar NYE party in Moscow.

A diverse selection in music combined with his turntablist roots makes Shortkut one of the worlds most sought after party rockers on the planet.

DJ K-Rec || Vancouver, BC


DJ K-Rec aka Kent Stephany is an Electronic Music artist and producer based in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to working independently, K-Rec had a record deal with Nettwerk Music Group where he worked with Canadian bands Delerium and Front Line Assembly while producing his solo album Disque Jockey. K-Rec was nominated for two MuchMusic video awards in 2001 and had the privilege of performing on MuchMusic and City tv's Electric Circus. K-Rec did production and engineering for Delerium's Juno-nominated album "Chimera", and remixed "It's Tricky" by Run-Dmc which became the title soundtrack for Electronic Arts video game "SSX Tricky". In 2008, K-Rec was personally selected by DJ Shadow as the winner of the Nokia Trends Lab Experiment “What does your city sound like?”


In the last two years alone, DJ K-Rec has opened for Juicy J, Waka Flocka Flame, k-os, Classified, Machine Gun Kelly, Method Man, De La Soul, Tracy Morgan, FKA Twigs, Mobb Deep, Die Antwoord, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Bonobo, DJ Numark, Tech9, Pete Rock and CL Smooth and all four Dave Chapelle shows. In previous years, he has opened for DJ Krush, Young Jeezy, and Camp-lo just to name a few.


K-Rec is a resident DJ for Hip Hop shows put on by Live Nation at the Commodore and has weekly residency's at The Granville Room, 2 Lions Public House and The Narrows. Besides being apart of the Hip Hop Canada team, he runs a space at the Greenhouse Studio and produces and DJs for many Vancouver Hip Hop artists such as the Boombox Saints, Checkmate & Concise, Friends with the Help, Estea El, Indigo Kids, Heatwave and Red1 from the Rascalz.


DJ Jazzy Jeff || USA


DJ Jazzy Jeff was born in West Philadelphia and developed a love of music at an early age. Jeff was just 10 years old when he started spinning records at parties using his family’s basement as a training ground for his expert mixing. Since 1985, DJ Jazzy Jeff has wowed us with his flawless turntable skills, innovative production and musical versatility.


From the success of “DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince” with partner Will Smith, to the critical acclaim of his production company “A Touch of Jazz”, Jeff proved time and time again that he would always be a force to be reckoned with. And he continues to represent with his solo projects, collaborations, mixtapes and live shows. His love of music shines through in everything he does.


Most recently, DJ Jazzy Jeff has been busy traveling the globe. With each set, he takes fan on a musical journey. Jeff satisfies his passion for sharing good music with two annual European tours, regular tours of Canada, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East, and shows across the US throughout the year. And he chronicles all of his travels in the increasingly popular Vinyl Destination, a web series that documents DJ Jazzy Jeff’s experiences on and off stage.


Though DJ Jazzy Jeff is busy playing good music all over the world, he hasn’t stopped producing great music. He is currently working with Philadelphia newcomer, Dayne Jordan. The duo recently completed a project entitled Memoirs of Dayne Jordan, to be released in Spring 2015, In the meantime, the pair has released a number of singles and videos including Room Test, All About the Art, I Want it All, Einstein (prod. by DJ Ferno) and Play Dat.


Over the course of his career, DJ Jazzy Jeff has achieved many accomplishments including a DMC Championship and multiple GRAMMY and American Music Awards and nominations. But he is a humble man who is still doing it as his 2002 hit said: “For Da Love of Da Game.”

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