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DJ S@MURAI(S@MURAI & CO.)

2000年 Salsa DJデビュー。Salsa Quimbombo Project主催イベントにて都内メジャークラブでレギュラープレイ。同時に、Salsa Hotline Japan公認DJとして2001年から「Japan Salsa Congress」、2002年から 「Salsa Libre en Velfarre」等でレギュラープレイ。2004年からはExtreme Salsa EntertainmentのメインDJとしても活躍。それまでのプレイスタイルを革め、NY Salsa/Mambo DJとして道を歩む。「NY Salsa Congress 2005」、「DC Salsa Congress 2006」に日本人DJとして初めて招待され、Nelson TorresやHenry Knowles と競演、好評を博した。2008年5月、「LA Salsa Congress」で日本のサルサの発展にDJとして貢献したことを認められ表彰された。2009年からは国内に重心を置き、自身のオーガナイズイベント『侍韻』をスタート。Cha Cha Cha の普及に注力している。

 

​DJ S@MURAI (S@MURAI & CO.) PROFILE

He made his debut as Salsa DJ in 2000. As soon as he made his debut he played at major clubs in Tokyo. At the same time, he performed as an official DJ for Salsa Hotline Japan, at “Salsa Libre en Velfarre” and “Japan Salsa Congress”. Apart from DJ, he was an teacher of “Salsa Music DJ School”

In 2004, he started to play as the main DJ of Extreme Salsa Entertainment and became NY Salsa / Mambo DJ ever since. He played in major salsa events in Japan and in the U.S.A. as below. In August 2005, he was the first Japanese DJ at the New York Salsa Congress. In June 2006, he was the first Japanese DJ at the Washington DC Salsa Congress. and performed with NY’s DJ, Nelson Torres and DJ, Henry Knowles, receiving exceptional reviews and getting a reputation for his excellent selection of music, and his playing style. He is known as No.1 Japanese Salsa / Mambo DJ.

Last Year, at 10th West Coast Salsa Congress 2008, He received the Honor for the contribution of the growth of Salsa in Japan as a leading DJ for these 10 years.​