Following “Kobe Session” EP (AX070), Jino Ohno Mitchell Mills now called “Spiral Deluxe” toured in Europe in late 2016. “Tathata” EP is live recordings from the tour, in Naples and in Paris.
Kenji “Jino” Hino: Bass Guitar / Vocal
Born in Tokyo, Kenji moved to New York City when he was six years old with his family. Influenced by his father who is the most famous trumpeter in Japan and known among jazz scene all over the world, he started trumpet when he was 9 and enrolled at La Guardia High School of Music & Art & Performing Arts at 15 to follow suit with the graduates like Marcus Miller, Omar Hakim and Bobby Bloom.He changed his instrument to Bass guitar at the age of 17, when he started to learn from Jaco Pastorius. In 1986 he started his professional career, joining a house band at Apollo Theatre as well as playing with Joe, Jessica Simpson and Blondie.Since then, he constantly works world-widely with great talents such as Joe, Christopher Max & The New Millennium etc. Also he forms his own band, recording own albums. In 2014, he finished the 3rd album, “Jino Jam” .Kenji is also active as a song writer, providing songs for Japanese artists such as Zeebra, AI, Kana Nishino. Meisa Kuroki and have hits selling over 200K sales/ a million downloads.
Gerald Mitchell: Keyboards
Gerald Mitchell born and raised in Detroit is a Musician, Producer,Band Leader,Dj and Sonic visionary whose music has made a huge impact on Detroit house and techno. From his work on Underground Resistance’s Interstellar Fugitives “Soul Saver” (aka UR 044) project to his Celestial Highways classic on Metroplex and early house production on Soul City, Gerald’s music has always been recognized by it soulful strength. His work with Underground Resistance and Dj Rolando led to the anthem ‘Knights of the Jaguar; and now the group Los Hermanos. He has brought his experience as a live musician into a group that expresses jazz fusion, gospel and funk into stunning electronic music in which he became the musical director for UR’s Galaxy 2 Galaxy / Los Hermanos Live tour 2005. Gerald has collaborated with many well known artist,dj,producers,and programmers from around the worldhe has remixed and released with various well known electronic labels a legendary leader in the electronic music scene worldwide. Gerald has begun his solo career after touring as Los Hermanos Live Bandand as a dj in many festivals and clubs in Japan , Europe. USA.
Yumiko Ohno: Moog Synthesizer
A member of the worldly known band, Buffalo Daughter, which was created in 1993 together with Moog Yamamoto and Sugar Yoshinaga. The group signed to Grand Royal Label by Beastie Boys and then Emperor Norton based in LA, touring all around the world. While still active as Buffalo Daughter (the most recent album “Konjac-tion” was released in 2014), Yumiko released her solo album in 2010 and collaborating with various artists including Keigo Oyamada (Cornelius), Yan Tomita, and Morgan Fisher.
Jeff Mills: Drum Machine / Percussion
Deeply inhabited by science-fiction, DJ and producer Jeff Mills adopts its ideas, concepts, stories and esthetics from the outset. For him, Space is an obsession and his music almost becomes a musical science-fiction. Conquering space, his music embodies the future while both respecting the past and remaining well into the present. When he founded his own record label Axis in 1992 -represented by its logo consisting of four triangles pointing to an invisible center- Axis takes the rotating principle of the solar system as aesthetics, concept and model of creativity. From the beginning, his first releases explore futuristic and science fiction topics such as “Mutant theory,” “Tomorrow,” “Art / UFO”, “Time Machine” and “Alpha Centauri”. For Jeff Mills, the future is a powerful creative drive which explains the artist’s ceaseless activity.