Kozo’s fingerprint has touched our club experiences for almost two decades now. Record selector, producer under various aliases (Dr. Kozo or Ooodjkoz), part of the Sahau and AK41 projects or label owner, Kozo has been actively reshaping Romania’s electronic underground with his personal output.
Kozo’s code of musical marvels, enlisted from all corners of the sphere, fueled excitement when kicking off the Guesthouse dancing chamber at SNRS48 earlier this year. The focus on the atmosphere was a vital facet to the holistic experience of the event.
The listener is greeted with a brilliantly arranged euphoric electro that is just over a minute in length, a break that club-goers can easily find themselves getting lost in, for the moment, for eternity. Using his imagination and passion for digging, and most importantly, his sense of humor, through his selection, structure and mix Kozo adds a little bit more layer and edge to the color spectrum of the contemporary electronic music scene.
Blending various electronic music genres, the set includes tracks that create a calm after or before the storm. Using the mixer as a musical instrument, the selections packs potent weapons that bring hypnoses or even self-revelation amongst the dancers, whether listened on home speakers or the confines of their headphones, from `Aphasia – Acapulco (Q6 Remix) igniting thunderous synths to Quenum – Ritual (Frank Haag’s ceremonial re-ritualization) or the contemporary engagingly propulsive ‘Dreamers’ from Enzo Siragusa and Rossko.
Therefore, we share this 140 minutes long and countless smile-inducing Christmas present with you, at least in spirit. One can rely on Kozo’s skills to create music that outlasts current trends and this mix surely will do.
Written by Bianca Iulia