DJ Sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit) is a turntable musician working in the
field of improvised and experimental music. His music focuses on the live reconstruction and narrativization of phonographic
amplification. To achieve this, he uses a unique setup of custom hardware and software along with one turntable and DJ mixer. He hopes he can reflect his influences ranging from Hip-Hop to Free Jazz, not stylistically, but through an exploration of a distinct instrumental voice and practice.
He is also a concert/event curator for electronic music and a
researcher of music technology.
Since 2005 he has been involved with STEIM's (Studio for
Electro-Instrumental Music, Amsterdam) R&D lab. From 2007 on, he is STEIM's Artistic Director, guiding the institution's creative output
and representing it's activities through performing and lecturing
around the world.
He regularly performs in projects with eRikM, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto,
Astro Twin (Ami Yoshida & Utah Kawasaki), Adachi Tomomi, Keir
Neuringer, Raed Yassin and Yutaka Makino.