So...long time no see...
There's this guy who likes to be called DJ Krush. Real name - Hideaki Ishii. Hails from Japan. Used to be Yakuza. Discovered music in the 90's. Has spun with DJ Shadow, DJ Kensei, DJ Evil-DEE, and many more. He ingeniously combines traditional Japanese music with contemporary beats making music that the listener can't help but bob their head to. Give him a listen.
DJ Krush - Paradise Bird Theory
DJ Krush - Song 2
DJ Krush + DJ Shadow - A Whim
DJ Krush feat. Black Thought - Zen Approach