DJ Nori is a leading light in the Japanese club scene and has been so for almost 40 years. Nori began his deejay career in 1979 in Sapporo. In 1986 he moved to New York City.It was there he met Larry Levan and through Larry he played at many of New York’s most prestigious venues including a residency at The Paradise Garage. He became friends with club luminaries David Mancuso, Walter Gibbons, Danny Krivit, Timmy Regisford, Little Louie Vega, Nick Jones and Francois K. His time in New York placed him at the epicentre of the birth of club culture. Testament to this is his role in the film “Maestro” by Josell Ramos (2004). In 1989 DJ Nori returned home to take up residency at legendary Tokyo nightclub “Gold”, while continuing to travel overseas to play at various parties and events including i-D magazine’s parties in Italy and a plethora of major clubs throughout Europe and The United States.