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DJ Koze

Probably one of the most adventurous and consistent techno makers from the 2000s and 2010s, Hamburg, Germany local Stefan Kozalla was known initial for his exceptional DJ abilities. In 1988, at age 16, he completed second inside a DMC (Disco Blend Club) contest. Through the ’90s, he was an associate of hip-hop group Fischmob and debuted later on within the 10 years as Adolf Sound. Music Can be Okay, released in 2000 on Yo Mama, was his 1st mix recording, released before the development of International Pony — a whimsical dance work that was authorized to Columbia in European countries. It was for this period that Kozalla became among the Kompakt label’s leading performers, beginning with Sept 2003’s “Der Säger Von St. Georg” (a monitor on Speicher 11) along with a three-track 12″ entitled The Geklöppel Continues. The next month, he documented his second commercially released blend, All People Can be My Friends, that was released on Kompakt the next January. He continuing to release fascinating, rule-breaking singles and remixes, in addition to albums: Wo Die Rammelwolle Fliegt (Buback, 2005), Kosi Shows up Around (Kompakt, 2005) and, by himself Pampa label, Amygdala (2013). Reincarnations: The Remix Section 2001-2009 (Obtain Physical) and Reincarnations: The Remix Section 2009-2014 (Pampa) gathered his considerable, frequently spellbinding, remix function. In 2015, Koze acquired the honor of compiling the 50th installment of !K7’s celebrated DJ-Kicks series and took the chance to display his like for leftfield hip-hop and pop in addition to house. The next year, he provided Pampa, Vol. 1, an unmixed collection of exclusives by famous brands Lawrence, Isolée, and Silver Panda. Rather extremely, the last mentioned Reincarnations established, DJ-Kicks, and Pampa, Vol. 1 all positioned on Billboard’s Best Dance/Electronic Albums graph within the U.S.

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