Kaito

Real Name:
Hiroshi Watanabe
Profile:
Tokyo-based Hiroshi Watanabe is one of Japan’s leading electric dance music artist. his graduation from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. He releases music under different aliases like Kaito (Kompakt), Tread, Quadra, to name a few.
Hiroshi has released Kaito’s 4 albums + 4 beatless albums from one of European biggest label Michael Mayer’s Kompakt records.
2013 he released 2 albums: “Recontact” for 20th anniversary of Kompakt and album “Until the End of Time” under Kaito also.
Hiroshi has continued playing DJ/Live performance under Kaito / Hiroshi Watanabe and touring throughout all popular Japanese clubs and overseas.
2016, known for releases Hiroshi’s “Multiverse” EP and album on legendary Detroit label Derrick May’s Transmat.
which has the great techno music history and just been reactivated to celebrate 30 years of Transmat Records.
He has released loads of music on many labels such as Kompkat, Transmat, Optima Trax, Moodmusic, Mule electronic,
Ibadan Records, King Street Sounds, Nite Grooves, Klik Records, and more.2018 will see yet another milestone in the career of Hiroshi’s EP “Threshold of Eternity” release on Transmat.
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Albums

KOMPAKT CD 19 Kaito - Special Life album art Kaito Special Life (Album) Kompakt KOMPAKT CD 19 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
KOMPAKT CD 23 Kaito - Special Love album art Kaito Special Love (Album) Kompakt, Kompakt KOMPAKT CD 23 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
KOMPAKT CD 49 Kaito - Hundred Million Light Years album art Kaito Hundred Million Light Years (Album) Kompakt KOMPAKT CD 49 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
KOMCD53 Kaito - Hundred Million Love Years album art Kaito Hundred Million Love Years (Album) Kompakt KOMCD53 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
KOMPAKT CD 74, KOMPAKT CD74, ALG044 Kaito - Trust album art Kaito Trust (Album) Kompakt, Kompakt KOMPAKT CD 74, KOMPAKT CD74, ALG044 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
KOMPAKT DIGITAL 006 Kaito - Trust Less album art Kaito Trust Less (Album) Kompakt KOMPAKT DIGITAL 006 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
OTLCD1990 Kaito - Until The End Of Time album art Kaito Until The End Of Time (Album) Kompakt OTLCD1990 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
KOMPAKT 292 Kaito - Less Time Until The End album art Kaito Less Time Until The End (Album) Kompakt KOMPAKT 292 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
MITDC-1003 Kaito - Another Stories album art Kaito Another Stories(9xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Music In The Deep Cosmos MITDC-1003 Japan 2015
MITDC-1008 Kaito - Trust Another Stories 2 album art Kaito Trust Another Stories 2(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Music In The Deep Cosmos MITDC-1008 US 2017

Singles & EPs

KOM45 Kaito - Everlasting album art Kaito Everlasting Kompakt KOM45 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
KOM 39 Kaito - Beautiful Day album art Kaito Beautiful Day Kompakt KOM 39 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
KOM56 Kaito - Awakening album art Kaito Awakening Kompakt KOM56 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
KOM99 Kaito - Soul Of Heart album art Kaito Soul Of Heart Kompakt KOM99 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
KOM119 Kaito - Color Of Feels album art Kaito Color Of Feels Kompakt KOM119 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
KOM135 Kaito - Hundred Million Light Years album art Kaito Hundred Million Light Years Kompakt KOM135 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
KOM 173 Kaito - Alive album art Kaito Alive Kompakt KOM 173 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
Kompakt 201 Kaito - We Are Living Here album art Kaito We Are Living Here Kompakt Kompakt 201 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
KOM 208 Kaito - And That Was The Way album art Kaito And That Was The Way Kompakt KOM 208 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
KOMPAKT 284, KOM 284 Kaito - Behind My Life album art Kaito Behind My Life(12") Kompakt, Kompakt KOMPAKT 284, KOM 284 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
FM X / Kompakt 1 Kaito - Michael Mayer / Saschienne Mixe album art Kaito / Mohn Kaito / Mohn - Michael Mayer / Saschienne Mixe (Single) Kompakt Exklusiv FM X / Kompakt 1 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
MITDC-1004 Kaito - Snow Flow​/​Light Stones album art Kaito Snow Flow​/​Light Stones(2xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Music In The Deep Cosmos MITDC-1004 Japan 2015
none Kaito - Summer EP album art Kaito Summer EP(3xFile, FLAC, EP) Not On Label (Kaito Self-released) none 2020
none Kaito - Late Summer EP album art Kaito Late Summer EP(3xFile, FLAC, EP) Cosmic Signatures none 2020
none Kaito - Autumn Air EP album art Kaito Autumn Air EP(3xFile, FLAC, EP) Not On Label (Kaito Self-released) none 2020

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caca12

caca12

November 7, 2012
hi This not the same Kaito that released a split ep with gravel , Kaito was an english band from sheffield
JJRigo

JJRigo

January 22, 2011
I'm from the UK and I came across Hiroshi Watanabe and his music last year. I live not far from Manchester; so I know a fair bit about trance and acid trance of the likes of 'The Future Sounds of London' etc, but this guy is the best at deep progressive trance that builds you up to a massive climax and then gracefully brings you back through an excellent gradient of sound and tone. It’s colourful and awesome!
enrique

enrique

September 3, 2003
Absoulutelly outstanding piece of composer house/trance. This get backs to the memories of old trance vibes and will be definitively best filed under "HYMN". The word "KAITO" stands for "He who is able to explain the universe" and is doin' after Hiroshi's own 3-year old child (who's at the cover & back I think). Get it now!
808

808

February 6, 2003
HIROSHI WATANABE (a.k.a Kaito,Tread,Quadra,Nite System) ; the Japanese Producer - Remixer - DJ who is keep running in the House and Techno Music World since after he graduated from Music Synthesis Major at Berklee College of Music in BOSTON, U.S.A.. He'd been DJing at many hot clubs in N.Y. through the residence of , and performing at , and as a guest DJ. He was awarded the US Billboard club play chart No.1 with "Kimara Lovelace / Circles",No.3 with "Everyn Champagne King / One More Time" and the maxi single sales chart No.5 with "You've got to be there / Nite System" in 1998. He released many tracks in the names of his own project, HIROSHI WATANABE, and NITE SYSTEM from N.Y. labels, such as DEEPER REKORDS, NITEGROOVES and BPM KING STREET Sound, and the album "Sketch from a Moment" and E.P from FROGMAN RECORDS as QUADRA and album "Beatmania ~ Beat Indication" from KONAMI as HIROSHI WATANABE in Japan. He's also giving some tracks for the one of the most famous game "Beat mania" -KONAMI- (for arcade game and Sony PlayStation) and makes the big sales. After he settled in japan since March of 1999, He's been producing Japanese artists and particularly succeeding in the many remix works. As a DJ, He's been having his private event "QUADRA" at "MANIAC LOVE" in Aoyama, and also performing at "MODULE" in Shibuya, Tokyo as a resident every first Saturday. In 2001, his new world as project name "KAITO" -BEAUTIFUL DAY and EVERLASTING - were released from KOMPAKT, Germany.
juho

juho

August 13, 2002
A Recommendation to all who like house music and are open for excursions between styles. "Intension" on the "Everlasting" 12" on Kompakt is in my opinion the best work by him so far. Lush house mixed with trancey elements.

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