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Marc Antomattei Biography

I’m an American renaissance man who has resided in Japan for the past twenty years. I’m a creative who loves taking part in all types of media creation, from writing and publishing to graphic design and photography. I even DJ and bartend. I do whatever I can to leave my name behind and make a legacy. I want to leave an impact on the people’s lives with whom I come into contact.  


"You're here because you need me to do a service for you. What do you want me to create for you?" -Marc Antomattei



Achievements and Experience

Author/Publisher of four publications

Julian's Recipes: Centennial Edition (Jun 2021).

The Ideal Bartender: Centennial Edition (Jun 2021).

50 Japanese Whiskies: Tasted in Japan (Aug 2020).

Miles: The Companion Guide to the Miles Davis Autobiography (Mar 2011).

Published Articles

The 10 Best Japanese Whiskies for Gifting: Japanese whisky for beginners, Metropolis (magazine), (Dec 10, 2021).

Japanese Whisky: The 10 Most Popular Whiskies Available Now, Tokyo Night Owl (website), (Aug 1, 2020).

Tokyo Notice Board (magazine) Apr 15, 2016 | Jul 5, 2013 | Dec 2, 2011 | Nov 25, 2011 | Aug 12, 2011.

Album Review: Various Artists: Jazz For Japan, All About Jazz (website), (Sep 3, 2011).


Watch Your Steps! How I Sidestepped Potential Legal Pitfalls and Lived to Publish Another Day, Japan Writers Conference 2022, Tokai University, Shonan Campus, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan. (Oct 15, 2022).

My First Publication: And Yours Too!, Japan Writers Conference 2011, Kobe Shoin Women's University, Nada Ward, Kobe, Japan. (Oct 15, 2011).

Event Photographer

•Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Japan Alumni Chapter, Founder's Day 2023 (client Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.), New Sanno Hotel, Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo. (Jan 6, 2023).

•Philippine Festival Tokyo 2022 (client The Philippine Assistance Group/ Philippine Embassy Tokyo), Yoyogi Park, Shibuya, Tokyo (Dec 3–4, 2022).
•Tokyo Jazz Festival 2011, Tokyo International Forum Hall A, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan (Sep 2–4, 2011)

東京JAZZ 2011, 東京国際フォーラムホールA, 東京都千代田区丸の内 2011 (年 9 月 2 ~ 4 日)


Selected Eventography
2008.3.19 MyDJSpace Sessions Japan @ The Room, Shibuya, Tokyo
2008.12.20 Bounen-Kai Christmas 2008 @ Cafe Liberte, Harajuku, Tokyo
2009.8.1 Latin Tropical Nite @ Sam & Dave Akasaka, Akasaka-Mitsuke, Tokyo
2009.12.12 Bounen-Kai Christmas 2009 @ Cafe Liberte, Harajuku, Tokyo
2010.2.5 Black History Month Tokyo "Tribute to Black Dance" @ Fiat Space, Aoyama, Tokyo
2010.7.3 American Dream @ 57 Fifty Seven, Roppongi, Tokyo
2010.7.9 Funkaliscious 2010 World Cup Party @ Fiat Space, Aoyama, Tokyo
2010.7.31 Summer Party 2010 @ Cafe Liberte, Harajuku, Tokyo
2011.1.29 Brazilian Night @ BierVana, Akasaka-Mitsuke, Tokyo
2011.2.4 Black History Month Tokyo "Kick-Off Party" @ Cohiba Atmosphere, Nishi-Azabu, Tokyo
2011.8.20 Beautiful South Opening Party [Photo Exhibition] @ Claska Hotel, Meguro, Tokyo
2011.8.26 U.T.M Productions Presents... Grown & Sexy Friday Night @ 57 Fifty Seven, Roppongi, Tokyo
2011.12.10 Velvet no.9 @ Velours, Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo
2011.12.17 Tokyo Knights 東京ナイツ "Official Launch Party" @ Tomodachi Lounge, Roppongi, Tokyo
2012.2.18 Black History Month Tokyo "Free Your Mind Vol.4" @ Sea Treasures Cafe, Roppongi, Tokyo
2012.3.31 Tokyo Knights 東京ナイツ "White Party" @ Good Life Lounge, Kita-Sando, Tokyo
2012.5.5 "Bond Night" Celebrating 50 Years of James Bond @ Velours, Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo
2012.8.5 Tokyo Knights 東京ナイツ "Big Beach Party" @ Karada, Enoshima Beach, Kanagawa, Japan
2012.8.11 "Retro UK" Featuring UK & Global Dance Legend Graham Gold @ Amate-Raxi, Shibuya, Tokyo
2012.8.24 Futuresound. TV 1st Anniversary Party @ Le G.A, Roppongi, Tokyo
2012.10.28 Tokyo Knights 東京ナイツ "Halloween Hell" @ Tomodachi Lounge, Roppongi, Tokyo
2012.12.30 End of the Year Party @ Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo
2013.2.22 Tokyo Knights 東京ナイツ Valentine's After Party @ Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo
2013.2.24 Black History Month Tokyo 2013: Free Your Mind 2013 @ El Cafe Latino, Roppongi, Tokyo
2014.2.23 Black History Month Tokyo 2014: Free Your Mind Vol. 6 @ Las Chicas, Omotesando, Tokyo
2015.2.13 Reggae-Jazz LIVE in Celebration of Black History Month Tokyo 2015 @ CAY, Omotesando, Tokyo
2015.3.28 Spring Kick-off Hanami Party in Yoyogi Park @ Yoyogi Park, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
2016.7.4 Soul Kitchen @ Contact, Shibuya, Tokyo
2016.8.13 House Fusion: Summer Vibes #2 @ Ruby Room, Shibuya, Tokyo
2017.7.1 Soul Kitchen Vol. 2 @ White Space Lab, Shibuya, Tokyo
2018 "Soulful Beer Garden" (5-Month Residency) @ ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka


Sales Manager

February 2022 - present

Hawaii Roofing Company, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States.

Closed lucrative sales deals using strong negotiation and persuasion skills.

Resolved customer issues quickly to close deals and boost client satisfaction.

Established and cultivated solid business relationships with new and existing customers.

Reviewed customer service agreements for terms and conditions pricing and accuracy.

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March 2011 - present

Marc Antomattei Press (MAP). Writer and publisher of books and articles under my own imprint.

Contributor to Tokyo based, English-language magazines, Metropolis & Tokyo Notice Board

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Graphic Design + Photography

March 2008 - present

Marc Antomattei Productions + Marc Antomattei Photography (MAP). Freelance commercial graphic designer and photographer specializing in logos, business cards, postcards, flyers, posters, banners, CD covers, social media images, printing, printed matter, book covers, typography, portrait photography, architectural photography, landscape photography, and product photography.

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March 2008 - present

Marc Antomattei Productions (MAP) / Tokyo Knights ♛ 東京ナイツ. Genres: Soulful House, Deep House, Soul, R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz, Salsa.


DJ Marc Antomattei, who is also sometimes credited as “DJ Antomattei of Tokyo” (born January 4, 1983) is a black Puerto Rican professional disc jockey of Italian and Native-American ancestry. He is both a musical connoisseur and an autodidact. He is known for playing many eclectic styles of music including house, hip hop, soul, acid-jazz, disco, lounge, bossa nova, and salsa among other styles. The self-proclaimed “Miles Davis of DJs” got his start as a DJ while residing in Tokyo, Japan in late 2005. Antomattei credits DJs Tony Humphries, Masters At Work, and Dimitri From Paris as his influences.


Marc Antomattei himself comes from a family that has a rich history in Latin music. Marc is the nephew of Agustin “Augie" Antomattei, an exceptional salsa trumpeter who has performed with Latin greats such as Eddie Palmieri (2x Grammy Award winning orchestra), Bobby Valentin, Cano Extremera, Jose Alberto, Pellin Rodrguez, and the Puerto Rico All Stars (a legendary salsa jazz band that was the Puerto Rico alternative to the acclaimed New York based Fania All Stars). He is also a nephew of Victor "Cano" Gonzalez, another salsa trumpter who has been performing with the world famous El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico (2x Grammy winners) since 1980. Marc's grandfather's brother Candido Antomattei, was one of two main vocalist in Arsenio Rodrguez's conjunto, a band that was part of the roots of latin music genres such as mambo and salsa.

In 2006 Marc Antomattei befriended Mark Dwayne, a singer and magazine owner from Birmingham, England. The West Midlands based magazine “Street Cred”, is the UK’s number 1 entertainment and lifestyle magazine in which Antomattei was occasionally featured in at the time. In July 2008, Dwayne booked Antomattei in the UK’s second city of Birmingham to play an event on Boxing Day, December 26, 2008 at the Street Cred sponsored event “Funkaliscious”. The event took place at the now defunct club Barracuda and had an attendance of over 1000 people. At the time it was the West Midlands biggest monthly residency party.

In his resident city of Tokyo, Japan Antomattei has played at venues all across the Greater Tokyo Area including Shibuya, Harajuku, Roppongi, Aoyama, Shinjuku, Akasaka, Yokohama, Chiba and the Shonan beach area. In the later half of 2009 Antomattei branched out to the western part of Japan's mainland, where he played gigs in the city of Nagoya.

Antomattei still today is one of Tokyo's most active and important expatriate DJs. In the world's largest city where the city is over-saturated with dime a dozen DJs, Antomattei remains a prominent individual for cutting out a niche for himself and staying true to the music. In a monotonous sea where most DJs sound the same, Antomattei has branded himself with his unwavering commitment to not be a faceless DJ that only plays top 40 as so many do, but instead be a real DJ with his original sound that goes against the grain that can't be replicated.

DJ Marc Antomattei (1983年1月4日生まれ)時には DJ Antomattei of Tokyoとも呼ばれる彼は、東京をベースに活躍するプロのアメリカ人ディスクジョッキーである。彼は音楽通でありまた独学者でもある。
またHouse, Hip-Hop, Soul, Jazz, Disco, Lounge, Bossa Nova, Salsaなどを含む、様々なジャンルの音楽を流す事でも知られている。自称 “DJ界のMiles Davis” がDJを始めたのは2005年終わり、日本に住んでいる間だった。DJ Tony Humphries, Masters At WorkとDimitri From Parisが彼に最も影響を与えたという。

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