DJ K-Katsu (The 5 Circle / SOLE channel Family) is highly recognised and respected deep house DJ from Osaka, Japan. Started his DJ career in 1999 with the launch of house music parties, “So Deep”. Influenced by various styles of dance music such as NYC Deep House, Garage, Soul, Dance music, as well as DJs and artists, DJ K-Katsu has collaborated DJ-ing with veteran artists in the scene: Timmy Regisford, Francois K, Joe Clausell, Danny Krivit, Kenny Dope, Tony Touch, DJ Spen, KARIZMA, Kimlight Foot, Andre Collins, Jovonn, DJ Spinna, Osunlade, Quentin Harris, Adam Rios, Jerome Sydenaham, Ian Friday, Mr.V, AlixAlvarez, Franck Roger, Jihad Muhammad, Braian Coxx, Glenn Underground, Boo Williams, Alton Miller, Cordel Johnson, Alex From Tokyo, Cory Soulfuzion, DJ SHAN S., DJ Nori, DJ Hiro, Toshiyuki Goto, DJ Uchikawa Masahiko, Kaoru Inoue, 高宮永徹 (Eitetsu Takamiya), DJ Gomi.
In addition, DJ K-Katsu is very known for his heavy involvement featuring the world’s top class street dance innovators such as Shan’s (Dance Fusion NYC), Caleaf (Dance Fusion NYC) , Marjory (Dance Fusion NYC), MIKEU4RIA (Dance Fusion NYC), Ejoe , Brooklyn Terry (Elite Force) , Cebo (NXGE NYC) , Yuki (Sound Cream Stepperz) , ALMA (Koji , Hyrossi , Pino , Hiro) , Glass Hopper (Tatsuo , Itsuji) , Jig (Take , Tsukasa) , Pinochio (Pino , Kenji) , Zero db (Wadoo , Yan-C) , SYMBOL-ISM (TAKUYA , Suthoom) etc.
In 2012, launched another party called “DROP ZONE” to spread the deep house cultures in the Kansai (Osaka and around) area of Japan, and have invited and featured artists such as Mr.V, BRIAN COXX, FRANCK ROGER, KARIZMA to name a few.
Currently also running weekly Monday event called “Monday Channel” @ Union, and weekly thursday even called “T5C Lounge@Vano.
DJ K-Katsu has been invited to play at various parties in NYC in the past few years. With his love for the dance culture, he has also earned the license to sell Mr. V’s Sole channel Music Apparel line in Japan, and has recently joined the SOLE channel Music NYC Family as well (www.solechannelmusic.com).
Since 2014, DJ K-Katsu has also been invited to share monthly exclusively mix from “NYC House Radio”, which honours much of veteran and known cereb artists. Get the real feel of #Deephousemusic brought to you from #OsakaJapan. Don’t miss out! (www.nychouseradio.com)