A year has passed since DJ Koze released his masterpiece Amygdala, which was heralded worldwide with numerous awards and
prizes: "Best Album" in Groove, De: Bug, Byte FM and Zündfunk, "Best Album #2" at Resident Advisor, as well as the HANS Music Prize, the VUT Indie
Award for "Best Album" and finally, the ECHO Critics Award. Now, after Reincarnations - The Remix Chapter 2001-2009 and Music Is Okay (2000), comes
the third major exhibition of DJ Kozes work as a remix virtuoso: Reincarnations Pt 2. Alongside the acclaimed solo albums Kosi Comes Around (2005), Wo
die Rammelwolle fliegt (as Adolf Noise, 2005) and Amygdala (2013), it is primarily through his remixes that DJ Koze, like no other producer of
electronic music, sets new standards again and again. His musical and storytelling skills always seem to shine a little brighter when he lets all his
love and passion flow into the music of other artists. There are many songs where people first recall the DJ Koze version. Remixes to remember. For
Reincarnations Pt 2 Dj Koze, aka Swahimi, der Unerleuchtete, (Swahimi, the Unenlightened), collected 12 of his musical rebirths in an old wicker
basket, where otherwise a small cat can be found sleeping. Once more, DJ Koze refines and varies his colors and shapes, styles and materials. He
prefers to reach a crescendo on the dance floor in his own special way often the loud becomes the quiet, the heavy stands in contrast with the gentle.
Koze's remix of Moderat's "Bad Kingdom" makes a hymn from a hit. His reworking of the two Herbert tracks "It's Only" (Resident Advisor
Poll 2013 - Track of the Year #1) and "You Saw It All" feel like abstract paintings, yet function simultaneously as great pop music. And his wonderful
arrangements for Caribou, Who Made Who, Ada, Gonzales, Soap Skin, and finally, as a crowning glory, Apparat's "Blackwater", have all long since
become classics. In the mountains, they say, the direct route always leads from summit to summit. An experienced mountaineer, DJ Koze also leads us
along winding paths, up through shady valleys and high over the clouds. Reincarnations Pt 2 is that kind of journey, rambling and floating, a grand
illumination. Enlightened. tt, Aug 2014
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Real name / Stefan Kozalla
Moniker(s) / Adolf Noise, Monaco Schranze, DJ Kôze
Stefan Kozalla aka DJ Koze lives and works in Hamburg as a club DJ, musician (International PONY, Adolf Noise) and remixer for Chicks On Speed, Bob
Sinclar, Justus Koehncke and more of the finest German bands and projects and successful producer and KOMPAKT recording artist.
Within only a few years, DJ Koze has slowly worked his way up through the German Hip-Hop scene. With his band Fischmob, he has released several
successful records, steadily building up a strong fan base of young left-oriented
With their mixture of straight-up Hip Hop skills (and none too subtle poiltical content), dry humor, crazy spoken samples, prank phone calls, etc...
the band has found their own niche in Germany’s ever-growing Hip-Hop scene. And although he’s not afraid to throw down rock the mike , it’s
behind the decks where DJ Koze really shines. He’s got a light, subtle approach and feel which belies the fact that he took home the Runner-Up prize
at the DMC DJ Championships a scant few years ago.
With their album ‘’Power“, and various smash singles, Fischmob found their way into the German pop charts with the corresponding video enjoying
a month-long, high-rotation run on both MTV VIVA.
Although DJ Koze has had a taste of pop success with Fischmob, he’s always been equally interested in experimenting with other forms of electronic
music from ambient to break beats to wild sound collages from a myriad of musical genres.
An especially notable voyage in to uncharted musical waters, Adolf Noise (produced and performed by DJ Koze and his buddy Marcnesium) turned many a
head around. Taking the artist into a deeper Electronic direction, “Adolf Noise“ features a far more abstract and unusual use of samples and
grooves while keeping the listener on his / her toes by incorporating liberal usage of football commentary, television show snippets, radio plays, and
telephone terror with drug-delinquents.
It was this record, that made people, that were normally more into Techno or Electronica, sit up and take notice and it is now these people who are
his biggest fans on dance floors between Tokyo and Hamburg - a development of successfully melting a world of musical styles with the power-blending
strength of Club Culture.
The year 2002 made DJ Koze the deck wizard of Hamburg trio International Pony, whose debut album 'We Love Music' (Skint/Sony) was received
to critical acclaim.
As a live DJ, Koze builds his sets on house and disco tracks and uses his well-honed Hip Hop skills blending it all together in a furious mix, making
it seem that the term “ House Rocking“ was coined with him in mind.
The readers of Germany’s trend-setting SPEX magazine correctly voted DJ Koze the DJ Of The Years for 1999 - 2004 - a well earned title, playing
numerous shows all over the country and in different parts of the world. He was
also one of the nominees as best German DJ at 2003´s German Dance Awards.
Please take a look at his discography and check out his massive releases for Kompakt, Cologne´s finest in terms of smashing, heartwarming, minimal
house. Amongst them a very deep dj mix called: “All People Is My Friend”.