He starts performing as a DJ based in Sapporo, but soon he began to consider using his own sounds to express and make people dance and begun producing music on the laptop.
He had no choice to go to expensive analog machines, but software ‘Reason’ told him a lot about how the track made, the structure of the machine and the cabling etc. There were cafe/bar called 'CAFETRONIK', 'PROVO' and 'SOSO CAFE' which was a important playground and the crosspoint of his early times.
He has been playing his live set many times at Sapporo’s club ‘Precious hall’, Those opportunity made met him important friends for his creativity and humanity, like Akufen, Mathew Jonson, Guillaume Coutu Dumont, Jeff Milligan, James Holden, Nathan Fake, Petter, Deadbeat, Stephen Beaupre, Daniel Bell, Steve Bug and so on.
He participated in DEAF (Dublin Electronic Arts Festival) the Irish electronic art event, as Sketch Pad, which was formed with Sapporo’s producer Water Protection (süd electronic), On that year DEAF focused Asian artists and They got a recommendation from Akufen. Through the success at DEAF, He has worked as a re-mixer for the Ireland label Nice and Nasty in 2008.
And He has worked with Jeff Milligan's Revolver in Canada and produced with Jeff's voice sample which was recorded in Sapporo together. He released his debut album 'PENTACLE' on Nice & Nasty in May 2010, This album is followed by Richie Hawtin, Orde Meikle(SLAM), Laurent Garnier etc. and he also has been releasing 2nd Album, EPs(Vinyl, Digital), Remixes(Vinyl, Digital) and so on. He has launched own label "You Record" since 2011 and introducing skilled producers NASYN a.k.a Naohito Uchiyama(JP), Ghini-B(FR), Raphy Beltre(DR) and Dr.Atom(DE).
He has been playing several places in Berlin, Berghein Kantina, Wild Renate, About Blank, Chalet, Griessmühle etc. and Also he has been doing parties ‘Tokoton Nacaht’ with his partner Yuka since 2005 (Check below).
And in Aug 2017, Mergrim( moph records/ KGR'n TOKYO, Tokyo/Berlin) and Katsuhiko started a party called “Echo Point”, first night was at HRD Bar in Berlin w/Chica Paula, HEAR, Mergrim, Katsuhiko.
Katsuhiko Discography Tracks
|NANO90||Katsuhiko||Pentacle (File, MP3, WAV, Album)||Nice & Nasty Records||NANO90||Ireland||2010|
|NANO149||Katsuhiko||Sun Is Rising And Moon Is Rising (File, MP3, WAV, Album)||Nice & Nasty Records||NANO149||Ireland||2015|
|YR001005||Katsuhiko||REMASTER WORK (File, MP3, WAV, Album)||You Record (2)||YR001005||Germany||2017|
Singles & EPs
|YR002||Katsuhiko||Warming Up (File, MP3, WAV, EP)||You Record (2)||YR002||Germany||2011|
|NANO 102||Katsuhiko||Elemind Remixied (4xFile, WAV, EP)||Nice & Nasty Records||NANO 102||Ireland||2011|
|YR003||Katsuhiko||The Stairs (File, MP3, WAV, EP)||You Record (2)||YR003||Germany||2011|
|YR001||Katsuhiko||The Field (File, MP3, WAV, EP)||You Record (2)||YR001||Germany||2011|
|YR004||Katsuhiko||Message EP (File, MP3, WAV, EP)||You Record (2)||YR004||2011|
|YR005||Katsuhiko||Dreaming and Coming (File, MP3, WAV, EP)||You Record (2)||YR005||Germany||2012|
|Katsuhiko||Genome 2-1 (EP)||You Record (2)||Germany||2014||Sell This Version|
|MAETTA016||Katsuhiko||CLASSIC 8 (File, MP3, WAV, EP)||Maetta||MAETTA016||France||2014|
|NANO148||Katsuhiko||A Bit Dark But Still Bright (4xFile, AIFF, MP3, WAV, EP, 320)||Nice & Nasty Records||NANO148||Ireland||2015|
|REV 0026||Jeff Milligan vs. Shaka (5), Eric Downer, Katsuhiko||Jeff Milligan vs. Shaka (5), Eric Downer, Katsuhiko - Collaboration Series: Volume 2 (3xFile, MP3, 320)||Revolver Recordings||REV 0026||Canada||2009|