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 people. 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.