The calendar only flipped to December a few days ago, but it seems that much of the music world has already begun to set its
sights on the end of the year. More specifically, everyone seems to be looking back at the last 11 months and evaluating what pieces of music were
amongst the year's best. XLR8R is no different, and when our list of 2013's best releases surfaces during the next few weeks, there's
little question that Amygadla, the long-awaited sophomore LP from DJ Koze, will make the cut. It's been a big year for the veteran German
producer, which is why we thought he would be an excellent candidate to put together the final XLR8R podcast of 2013. Over the past decade, DJ Koze
has built up a reputation as a sort of lovable oddball, and this exclusive mix will do nothing to contradict that image. Much like his own work, the
podcast is loosely rooted in house and techno, but its 70-plus minutes of music also reaffirm that Koze isn't someone who's afraid to color
outside the lines. Armed with a playful spirit and a genuine sense of humor, Koze seems as comfortable ping esoteric spoken word and bizarre outtakes
from Marvin Gaye as he does stringing together warm slices of rich, organic house music. Oh yeah, he also manages to slip in a couple of conscious
hip-hop tracks along the way. In short, it's not the average podcast, but it's not like we expected something "normal" with DJ Koze at the
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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”.