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German producer Stefan Kozalla, better known as DJ Koze has been making a name for himself in the German hip-hop scene since the mid 90’s. Established as one of the most playful producers, he’s remixed for many, including Chicks on Speed, Rah Band, Matias Aguayo, and countless others. His first solo album, Amygdala appeared back in 2013 courtesy of Pampa. This release came 8 years after his first full-length, Kosi Comes Around. Experimenting with proper Kompakt-style minimal techno, ambient, break beat, and dream pop- he cultivates legendary musical expression. In 2015, Koze released a mix for the DJ-Kicks series and in 2016, put out a Pampa sampler. One of his latest releases, “Bonfire” comes from his full-length LP, Knock Knock. “Bonfire” is concurrently inviting and apprehensive, mixing pulsing atonal synthesizers with warm vocals sampled from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. There's always a beautiful, magical element in any Koze release. If he didn’t already win you over with his remix of “Operator” at Dekmantel, no worries you have 16 more tracks to fall in love with.