Kenji “Jino” Hino: Bass Guitar / Vocal
Born in Tokyo, Kenji moved to New York City when he was six years old with his family. Influenced by his father who is the most famous trumpeter in Japan and known among jazz scene all over the world, he started trumpet when he was 9 and enrolled at La Guardia High School of Music & Art & Performing Arts at 15 to follow suit with the graduates like Marcus Millar, Omar Hakim and Bobby Bloom.
He changed his instrument to Bass guitar at the age of 17, when he started to learn from Jaco Pastorius. In 1986 he started his professional career, joining a house band at Apollo Theatre as well as playing with Joe, Jessica Simpson and Blondie.
Since then, he constantly works world-widely with great talents such as Joe, Christopher Max & The New Millennium etc. Also he forms his own band, recording own albums. In 2014, he finished the 3rd album, “Jino Jam” .
Kenji is also active as a song writer, providing songs for Japanese artists such as Zeebra, AI, Kana Nishino. Meisa Kuroki and have hits selling over 200K sales/ a million downloads.
Yumiko Ohno: Moog Synthesizer
A member of the worldly known band, Buffalo Daughter, which was created in 1993 together with Moog Yamamoto and Sugar Yoshinaga. The group signed to Grand Royal Label by Beastie Boys and then Emperor Norton based in LA, touring all around the world. While still active as Buffalo Daughter (the most recent album “Konjac-tion” was released in 2014), Yumiko released her solo album in 2010 and collaborating with various artists including Keigo Oyamada (Cornelius), Yan Tomita, and Morgan Fisher.
Gerald Mitchell: Keyboards
Gerald Mitchell born and raised in Detroit’s West Side is a Musician Producer Dj, Band Leader, and Sonic visionary whose music has made a huge impact on Detroit house and techno. From his early work on Underground Resistance's Interstellar Fugitives (UR 044 aka Soul Saver) project to his Celestial Highways classic on Metroplex and early house productions on Soul City records 1997,1998 distributed by 2030 submerge.
His music has always been recognized by it soulful strength. Gerald’s work with Underground Resistance/ Mike Banks and Dj Rolando led to the anthem 'Knights of the Jaguar; and now he has brought his experience as a live musician into a group that
expresses jazz fusion, gospel and funk into stunning electronic music worldwide know as LOS HERMANOS.
Jeff Mills: Drum Machine / Percussion
Deeply inhabited by science-fiction, DJ and producer Jeff Mills adopts its ideas, concepts, stories and esthetics from the outset. For him, Space is an obsession and his music almost becomes a musical science-fiction. Conquering space, his music embodies the future while both respecting the past and remaining well into the present. When he founded his own record label Axis in 1992 -represented by its logo consisting of four triangles pointing to an invisible center- Axis takes the rotating principle of the solar system as aesthetics, concept and model of creativity. From the beginning, his first releases explore futuristic and science fiction topics such as "Mutant theory," "Tomorrow," "Art / UFO", "Time Machine" and "Alpha Centauri". For Jeff Mills, the future is a powerful creative drive which explains the artist's ceaseless activity.
About Front Cover:
“Sunset Wave” by GOMA (Japan)
GOMA is a player of the wind instrument didgeridoo developed by the Indigenous Australian Aborigines and is a painter.
In 1998, he finished second in Barunga didgeridoo competition held in Australia Arnhem Land and achieves the first receiving a prize as a non-aborigine player. ??After returning to Japan, he encountered a traffic accident and traumatic cerebral damage was diagnosed right before he broke into stardom in 2009. A symptom of the highly advanced brain functional disorder that it became hard to commit new things to memory stopped activity.
In 2010, he began to paint used the technique of pointillism soon after the accident and held exhibitions throughout Japan and created a sensation. ?In 2011, music activity is reopened through hardship told not to be able to recover. Movie featuring his comeback "flashback memories 3D" wins audience prize in the Tokyo International Film Festival and wins a prize for Asian movie best the Jeonju International Film Festival of Korea.
(added: 2016-04-11 15:33:48 )