Masaki Okamoto

Masaki Okamoto

Composer-DJ fusing the ethno with the cyber. From Japan, and lived in US, UK, Germany and Pakistan.


東京でDJ活動中の1998年、ソニー・ミュージックの Future Music Audition に入賞、翌年映画「Blister」のサントラで楽曲使用される。2003年、NHK和歌山局の番組音楽を制作。




Born in Japan’s Wakayama in 1974, Masaki was active in the band he formed while in highschool. He entered Berklee College of Music and studied jazz guitar, harmony and ensemble techniques.

Active as a DJ in Tokyo, he became a finalist for Sony Music’s audition in 1998, and his music was used in a film the following year. He composed music for NHK Wakayama TV in 2003.

During the 6 years starting in 2011, he taught music in a Pakistani school, designing and teaching curricula in the International Baccalaureate programs for 6-16 year olds.

He lived in Berlin for 2 years from 2013, and pursued DJing, street guitar playing and teaching Ableton Live. In 2015, he returned to Berklee as an online student and later graduated summa cum laude in Interdisciplinary Music Studies.

Since returning home in 2020 amid the pandemic, he’s been producing and releasing works on streaming platforms.

Outside music, his other fields of interests are travel, cooking, anthropology, neuroscience and social psychology.
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