R.I.P. DJ Hideo
R.I.P. brother Hideo Sugano aka DJ Hideo
May, 21st, 1967 - April 24, 2010
Known as, “The Hardest Working DJ On The West Coast”. He established a reputation as one of the most respected and sought after DJ’s in the Los Angeles music scene.
Formerly of KKBT FM, 100.3 The Beat, DJ Hideo was the Mixshow Director, Program and Production Assistant for 9 years, DJ Hideo has made a name for himself on the radio as the DJ for the Steve Harvey Morning Show, John Salley’s Block Party, Saturday Night Live with host Eric Cubiche, The Friday Night Beat Down with host Corn Dogg, Soul Assassin Radio with Cypress Hill, Seditious Beats, Street Science with Dominique Di Prima and the many Summer Jam Events and Artist Concert Series.
Over the years, DJ Hideo has carved a name for himself through his many accomplishments in the music industry and community. Aside from his various positions at 100.3 The Beat, DJ Hideo had also developed special projects locally and internationally. Traveling back and forth to Tokyo, Japan performing at various nightclub venues. Hideo said, “It’s great to be able to bring the West Coast Party atmosphere to a country that can barely speak our language… We communicate through the hip-hop culture, music and turntablism…” He also opened for such artists as Ludacris, Coolio, Xzibit, Fabolous and Guerilla Black during the DUB Car Shows and SEMA events and was also honored to open for W. C. from the Westside Connection during their 10 day tour in Japan.
DJ Hideo, a fan of the West Coast Movement, also produced and hosted the West Coast Takeover Show on XM satellite radio channel Raw 66. He also worked with local talent in creating mixtapes with such artist as Kurupt, Crooked I, Krazy Ca$h, Fame Us, A Dot K and Stico and the Bandit.
In 2007 DJ Hideo along with Informasian Media released the documentary California Roll, a look into the fast paced tour of the West Coast Asian American club scene.
DJ Hideo was also an instructor at the Scratch DJ Academy (founded by Jam Master Jay of RUN DMC) in West Los Angeles, California. He was also one of the 1st DJ's to sign up as an instructor at www.TurntableUniveristy, "The World's First Online DJ School." As a respected professor, he helped guide many new students to the understanding of the true meaning of DJing and its respected position in hip-hop culture and history.
“Feel the music and let the music guide you…” – DJ Hideo