DJ Nobu, a rising star of Japan's dance music underground, who built his style and reputation by throwing his Future Terror parties in his home town of Chiba city, just outside Tokyo.
2008 has been a big year for Nobu so far with his Moods and Grooves Edits CD release (http://www.juno.co.uk/ppps/products/305306-01.htm) and his own artist album scheduled for release in Aug 2008.
In the past few years, DJ Nobu has been opening for the acts like Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Theo Parrish, Octave One and Ian Oâ??Brien in Japan. He has also been inviting guest DJs such as Mike Grant himself, Mike Clark, and Terrence Parker to play at Future Terror. He has visited Detroit many times, and got invited to play at Moods & Grooves and Detroit Beat Down club nights.
His home town Chiba is about 25 miles away from Tokyo. Its inner city is often compared to Detroit for its industrial cityscape and its predominantly working class community.
Chiba is not a big musical city like Detroit is, but thereâ??s definitely a strong thirst for quality music among the young people - and DJ Nobu was there to save them. Instead of trying to become a part of the scene in Tokyo, which he found boring anyway, he decided to build his own scene in his home town. He started Future Terror with three other local DJs in 2001.
Future Terror is running now in its 7th year, and half of the crowd come from other cities mainly from Tokyo and Yokohama area, but some of them from Nagoya, Osaka and even Fukuoka. Itâ??s a very intense, wild party, and itâ??s addictive. Thatâ??s why people take a journey to an anonymous club in the middle of (pretty much) nowhere.
So DJ Nobu is a very unique and skilled DJ.