in Tokyo, raised in Tanzania and England, Shing02 came up in the independent
SF Bay Area scene in the early '90s. Over the course of his independent
career starting in 1995, he has made the transition from sample-based
music to live performances with a full band incorporating traditional
instruments, while remaining true to his hip hop roots. As the inventor
of the Vestax Faderboard, he toured in the free-jazz trio, Kosmic Rennaisance.
In 2013, he released mixCD FTTB4
with DJ Icewater and "1200
Ways" with DJ $hin.