Gonno is without a doubt an integral part of the current wave of house and techno in Japan. His releases have not only appeared on reputable local labels but have also made their way humbly over to the continent.
Gonno always manages to bring an acidy and melodic flavor to his DJ and live sets while still staying true to his house and techno roots.
Without fail he draws clubbers in with eclectic sounds and the lost art of storytelling behind the decks / machines.
As a result of his infectious sets he’s played in Berlin every year since 2007 until now.
Meanwhile, he released 3 split 12” from Berlin based label Merkur Schallplatten with Shingo Suwa, and the label is steadily becoming widespread to outside of EU.
Gonno’s recent release “Acdise #2” dropped from International Feel Recordings in Sep 2011. Even before its release the EP had frequent play from so many DJs such as Laurent Garnier, James Holden, Francois Kevorkian, Tim Sweeney and Todd Terje, and still continues to be a phenomenal long seller.
It’s no exaggeration to say “Acdise #2” is the year’s best Japanese techno tune.
In 2015 Gonno released a full-length solo album for the first time in ten years entitled “Remember The Life Is Beautiful” from Engless Flight which gained him wider recognition and appraise from international audience.
His remix of Jeff Mills’ “Light Of Electric Energy” was included in Mills’ album “Where Light Ends,” and other recent works include his solo EP “The Noughties” on Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space Records, and a collaboration EP with Nick Höppner “Fantastic Planet” on Ostgut Ton.