Tatsuya Kanamori quickly became one of the few Japanese techno producers to attain global prominence within the late-'90s hard techno scene with his productions and remixes as DJ Shufflemaster. Originally a committed member of the Tokyo-based Subvoice label, where he released a number of his early EPs, Kanamori's reputation outside of Japan was aided largely by his affiliation with European techno heavyweights such as Adam Beyer, Joel Mull, Ben Sims, and Cari Lekebusch.