Yoshinori Sunahara is a Japanese DJ and club programmer, particularly prominent in the Shibuya-kei and chillout scene. He was born in Sapporo, Japan, on September 13, 1969. His style consists of a mixture of funk, bossa nova, Shibuya-kei, and 70's music. He is known to be infatuated with airplanes, as several of his albums have to do with flight. Sunahara adopted the alias Marin while joining the techno group Denki Groove in 1991. He made his solo debut in 1995 with the album Crossover. The album was highly acclaimed by artists of all kinds.