(budryukyu label/Churashima Navigator/Isatooment）
DJ / Procucer / Remixer
Mastering, Recording and Mixing engineer
Born in Kyoto, Japan in 1970, SINKICHI grew up soccer mad before turning to punk rock in a rebellion against the control-orientated Japanese educational system, and as a means to highlight social issues such as denuclearization and discrimination. He has played drums since the age of 15 and been a member of many different bands. In 1990, he visited the UK where he was influenced by its rave culture and electronic music, and branched out into synthesizers, tape loops and programming. From the late 90s to the early 2000s, he released many tracks as an active member of bands famous in the Japanese dance music scene, such as SOFT and AOA. Around the same time, he started DJing in earnest and played at numerous clubs and events both domestically and internationally.
In the late 2000s, he moved to Okinawa and influenced by the folk music there started the label “budryukyu” and the band “CHURASHIMA NAVIGATOR” aiming to create an amalgam of Okinawan native music and electronic dance/bass. In 2015, he released a remix for “YAKAZA ENSEMBLE” from Turkey and in 2017, he toured from Thailand to Mongolia as a member of CHURASHIMA NAVIGATOR and toured as a DJ across Asia to build his fan base.
In 2018, the long-awaited CHURASHIMA NAVIGATOR debut album “LIFE IS TREASURE” was finally released to the delight of fans. In addition, he is actively working on various projects as a mastering engineer and aka Isatooment.
His unique and one-of-a-kind DJing style across various music genres and BPM takes audiences on a musical round-the-world trip transcending time and space. Even through playing the latest dance tracks, he gives clubbers a feeling of their roots and a means to search their souls.
Churashima Navigator - Life Is Treasure (CD, Album)
Churashima Navigator - Haimurubushi / Kashimasabushi(12")
Churashima Navigator - Mo'-a-shi-bi / Ha-na-u-mu-i (7")
Churashima Navigator - Life Is Treasure Remix (CD, Album)
Isatooment - Lequuuei Grande EP1 | Chill Mountain Rec (Digital)
Soft - Sun Box (CD, Album)
Soft - Bonjour Bonshanfarm (CD, MiniAlbum, Dig)
Soft - Otodama (CD, Album)
AOA - Domegapeace (CD, Album)
AOA - 21 Century Super Fly? (CD, Maxi)
AOA - Surfin' Alright (CD, Album, Mixed)
AOA - Emotion Vacation (CD, Album)
Yakaza Ensemble - İçbükeydış (Churashima Navigator Remix) (12")
Yakaza Ensemble - Dal (Churashima Navigator Remix) (CD Album)
Misako Oshiro - KATAUMUI (Churashima Navigator Remix) (7")
Nabowa - INTRO (SINKICHI Remix) (12")
Masanori Mikami - TWARA SINKICHI Remix (Digital)
Bassed On Kyoto - 4 Season Sampler Vol. 1 (12", Smplr)
Dachambo - Conga La Gotta (Key2-Nah4 Mix by SKYE - EYE & SINKICHI) (12")
Soft - Fullmoon In Triangle (Sin - Rave On Crystal Remix) (12", Maxi)
Soft - Fullmoon In Triangle (Sinkichi-Koza Rock Remix) - Various - Love Life Live (3xCD, Comp)
Soft - Tokinami (CD Album)
Soft Meets Pan – ICHIGOICHIE / LUNAR REMIX (7")
Nabowa - Reflow Intro (Tokara Remix) (3xCD)
Shota Sakamoto - ピーマン #2 (Sinkichi Remix) (12", EP)