- HIROSHI WATANABE aka Kaito
Kaito is probably the most well-known alias of Japanese producer Hiroshi Watanabe a producer and DJ who has spun at New York clubs Twilo and Tunnel & Speed, along with having held a residency at Save the Robots. As Kaito, Watanabe has produced tracks that the brain trust at Cologne's Kompakt label has dubbed nu-trance. Combining early ‘90s trance elements with the sensibilities of a deep house producer, Watanabe issued a trio of Kaito 12" singles between 2001 and 2002 before dropping the full-length Special Life, a compilation of those tracks with some added material. Watanabe has also produced material under his own name for King Street, Nite Grooves, and Oxygen Music Works.