We’re a bit late to this talented chap. Roughly 13 years too late, in fact*. DJ Koze began life as a hip hop DJ, segueing into dance music and picking up the prestigious DJ of the Years for 1999-2004 from Germany’s SPEX magazine. His latest output, a clean exploration of the electronica end of house music titled the Amygdala LP, shows he’s hitting a rich vein of form.
Standout tracks include an almost whimsical Matthew Dear collaboration:
and the darker, superbly-titled Caribou joint effort, ‘Track ID Anyone?’:
Now you’re hooked, gorge yourself on his recent FADER mix, as expertly crafted a 45 minutes as we’ve heard all year:
A warm welcome to these pages, DJ Koze.
*Although, to our credit, it seems most people outside Germany were too…