|Name Thomas Vittrup|
Birth name Thomas Kato Vittrup
Origin Hamburg, Germany
|Born September 13, 1981 (age 42) (1981-09-13) |
Role Disc jockey · katomusic.com
Albums Discolized, Behind Closed Doors
Awards Danish Music Award for Danish Club-album of the Year
Genres House music, Dance music, Hip hop music
Nominations Danish Music Award for Danish Hit of the Year, Danish Music Award for Audience Prize of the Year
Similar People USO, Peter Bjornskov, Clemens, Brandon Beal, Camille Jones
Thomas Kato Vittrup better known as Kato (born 13 September 1981) is a Danish disc jockey and music producer mostly in the house genre.
Kato started DJing early at nightclubs since 2005 remixing for other artists and independently since 2008, at which time he also started writing and producing his own music. His breakthrough came with the commercial success of the single "Turn the Lights Off", released on 1 January 2010 receiving platinum status for selling 30,000 copies in early August 2010. The track, is a cover version of an earlier hit by DJ Jose from 2007. The track contains the vocals of Jon (full name Jon Nørgaard), a Danish Popstars contestant.
Kato released on his debut album Discolized on 1 March 2010 on the Danish label "disco:wax" that includes collaborations with Jon (Jon Nørgaard), Outlandish, Dr. Alban, Terri B, U$O and Johnson (Marc Johnson). The album reached #6 on the official Danish Albums Chart.
The second single from the album, "Hey Shorty (Yeah Yeah Pt. II)", featuring rappers U$O and Johnson was released on 26 April. It was a big hit for Kato reaching #2 on Tracklisten, the official Danish Singles Chart. It sold above 30,000 copies. The album's third single, "Desert Walk", a collaboration with rap group Outlandish sold 15,000 copies making it to #4.
On 15 July 2010 it was announced that Kato has signed a contract with Universal Music in Germany including possible release of singles and albums in Germany and promotional appearances on German TV.
On 27 December Kato released the single "Sjus" featuring Ida Corr, Camille Jones and Johnson. It is a precursor to Kato's second album Discolized 2.0 due to be released in Spring 2011.
Kato won in 2007 and 2009 award for "Best Danish mainstream DJ" at the Danish DeeJay Awards.
In 2017, he released the song "Show You Love" with Sigala and Hailee Steinfeld.