Featured DJ: IKU

About DJ IKU

DJ IKU was born in Saitama, a city in Japan north of Tokyo. His father was a University Professor
and his mother was a member of a theatrical company. He grew up listening to Rock ‘n Roll Oldies
under the influence of his parents. When he was 18 years old, he went to a club for the first time.
At this club he witnessed something he had never seen before. It was a DJ competition called,
“DMC JAPAN FINAL 2002”. He was so intrigued with what he saw that day that he knew he
wanted to be a part of this DJ culture. IKU decided it was time for him to become DJ IKU.
DJ IKU began practicing DJing every day. Three years later his skills were as good as the DJ’s
that were considered the best throughout Japan. He was finally good enough to compete in the
DMC JAPAN FINAL. From 2005 through 2010 he competed and received many awards. He won
the “Red Bull Street Style DJ Battle Japan Final” in 2008 and was blessed with a gold panel DJ
mixer from DJ Q-BERT, who is known as the God of scratch. In 2010, at the “Red Bull Thre3Style
Japan Final Party Rock DJ” competition, DJ IKU came in first place. He also competed in the world
tournament, “Red Bull Thre3Style World No.1 Party Rock DJ” that same year, which was held in
Paris, France. He was the only one Asian DJ competing at that event. He received outstanding
recognition from world- famous DJ Jazzy Jeff.
DJ IKU is well known through-out Japan and abroad. He DJ’d at the world’s largest beach party
“Big Beach Festival” at Makuhari Seaside Park in 2012 and 2013, playing alongside Chemical
Brothers ,Fatboy Slim and many more well-known artists. You can find DJ IKU, DJing at parties
throughout the whole country and keeping the floor rocking and making the people dance…