Hideaki Ishii was born in 1962 in Tokyo. Gifted producer & DJ with a superb sense in Mixing and composing his sound who's been well-received in the international club scene.
It was the movie "WILD STYLE" that got him into hiphop in the early 80's, and in 1987, he formed KRUSH POSSSE which made numerous appearances in various media as the best hiphop act in Japan. KRUSH began pursueing his solo career after the break-up of the group in late 1992, and soon grabbed people's attention as the first DJ to use turntables as live instruments, doing free sessions with live musicians on stage.
Released his 1st album "KRUSH" in January 1994, and since then released countless records in Japan, Europe, US and around the globe. All his solo releases have ranked high in various charts in & out of Japan, and his 6th album "Zen" had been highly acclaimed and awarded the Best Electronica Album in 2002 AIFM Awards (US). Aside from his outernational activities as producer, remixer and DJ, he constantly expands his field from soundtracks for films, TV dramas & commercials to live sessions with various musicians that transcends music jenre. In 2004, he produced soundtrack for a documentary film featuring Japanese photographer Araki titled "Arakimentari" which made huge buzz amongst US film festivals & won Audience Award at Brooklyn International Film Festival. His latest & 8th album "jaku" has topped the RPM chart of CMJ for 3 weeks in the US.
In '98 spring, he formed a production unit with DJ HIDE & DJ SAK, collaborating with Nigerian percussionists and releasing a single & album from Polydor Japan. From the end of the year 2000, he also got involved in project which evolves around a group of musicians including DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, Phonosycograph DISK, DJ HIDE, DJ SAK And Jun Sawada, which will be launching various projects to question worldwide issues in the 21st Century.