Though heʼs now the world champion and is active internationally, Shintaroʼs musical roots go back to when he was very young. At the age of 4, he first experienced piano and Japanese drums, which are what account for his unique sense of music today.
When he was 15, he began to be influenced by the hip-hop culture, and at that point tried his hand at DJing.
He was active in various DJ battles, won the grand prize for three years at Vestaxʼs No Tricks DJ Battle, and in 2010 became No Tricks Japan/Korea champion at Seoul World DJ Festival. He instead began to focus on playing at clubs, and in 2013 entered the Red Bull Thre3Style competition as the representative of Japan. He became the youngest World Champion in the history of the competition.
Shintaro made a huge mark in DJ history, as he was the first DJ not from the host country to win, the first Japanese, and the first Asian to ever become the RedBull Thre3Style World Champion.