2022年5月にはBeat Makerとして琴奏者AsukaとのYY project Kを始動。Producerとしての活動の幅を広げている。
2022年9月にFloyd Lavine の創立するベルリンを拠点とするレーベルAfrican Talesから
Katimi Ai is a performing artist from Tokyo, Japan. Born of Japanese and Nigerian descent, Katimi spent her youth in her studies and found love in arts with influence from both of her parents ―having a father managing a bar and a mother playing western radio shows at home, music had always followed her. After finishing her studies, she has decided to pursue her passion in music professionally.
In 2015, Katimi followed suit and kicked off her career; with her unique look and charismatic appeal, she quickly became the talk of the town in Tokyo.
In 2017, Katimi traveled to New York to step into new territory and play to begin activations at various venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn which led her return in August 2018 for an activation with Brooklyn based venue Kinfolk 90.
In January 2019, Brooklyn based radio station HALFMOON BK tapped Katimi to be a part of their eclectic roster of resident DJs, the first from Tokyo, Japan.
Katimi has also been producing music.
She has joined a program called “YY project K “ in which she collaborates as a beat maker with Koto player Asuka.
They have just released their first single in May,2022.
In September 2022, she released her own debut track “Tmbt 2019” on African Tales, a record label founded by Berlin-based South African Floyd Lavine.