|Birth Name:||高橋 拓|
|Date of Birth:||March 29, 1974|
|Place of Birth:||Yokohama, Japan|
Taku Takahashi grew up in Yokohama, with his father employed in the construction industry. He attended high school in Tokyo, at St. Mary's International School, along with Verbal. In 1992, the pair formed a rap rock band called N.M.D. in 1992, in which Takahashi wrote the music and performed the drums. The band received many offers from major record labels after their live performances, however as Verbal did not see being a rapper as a practical career, these offers were turned down. The pair went their separate ways after high school, with Takahashi travelling to Beverly Hills, Los Angeles in 1994, attending Occidental College. Takahashi tried majoring in physics, philosophy and Asian Studies with little success. He enrolled in a local music school, beginning his career as a DJ and songwriter.
In 2010, Taku Takahashi launched his second record label, TCY Recording, featuring dance music artists who base themselves on MySpace music. He also began working as a music director, for the Gainax animated series Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, which began airing in October 2010.