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Dj Koze

Dj Koze

Stefan Kozalla is Germany’s most beloved DJ/practical joker. Born in the quiet town of Flensburg, the last point of call before the Danish border in the far north, he moved to Hamburg the moment he turned 18 in search of a faster pace of life. He first obtained commercial success in the nineties as a member of the alternative Hip Hop group, Fischmob whilst simultaneously  releasing independently under the moniker Adolf Noise. A tongue in cheek outfit, Fischmob were known for their mixture of dry-humour, political referencing and bizarre sampling.

More comfortable behind the decks, Kozalla began releasing experimental work as Dj Koze onKompakt in the 2000′s. He put out three albums and a string of EP’s during that decade, before he decided to set up his own imprint ‘Pampa‘ with business partner and longtime pal Marcus Finkin 2010. In the past four years they’ve achieved greatness together by pumping out a strong catalog of 12 inches and remix packs from himself and friends like Christopher Rau, Lawrence and Axel Boman and his 2013 album ‘Amygdala‘ (the part of the brain which processes emotion).

Kosi is a kind hearted soul and a seasoned traveller with a whole lot of love for the world around him. He holds the amiable quality of being able to shine just the right amount of humour and joy through his productions, an uncommon trait in the fundamentally serious and cold realms of electronic music. With a unique modus operandi, Koze melts down traditional styles to create wonderfully bizarre dancefloor-centric sound collages labelled with equally peculiar song titles…