• Own imprint: Pampa Records
  • Other associations: Kompakt
  • City of origin: Flensburg
  • Currently located: Hamburg

Stefan Kozalla, mejor conocido como DJ Koze, es un productor y DJ alemán. Nacido en Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, paso a ser conocido primero en la escena de Hamburgo. Kozalla compitió en su primera competencia de mezclas en 1988 a los dieciséis años. El fue parte de la banda de hip-hop Fischmob al final de los 1990s, mientras grababa también bajo el nombre Adolf Noise. El empezó a grabar bajo el nombre DJ Koze en los 2000s, editando música por medio del sello alemán Kompakt. Koze grabo tres álbumes durante esa década, así como numerosos sencillos y remixes. El abrió su propio sello, Pampa, en el 2010 y en el edito su ultimo álbum llamado Amygdala en el 2013, el cual alcanzo el #61 en el chart de Alemania.

Uno de los productores de techno mas aventureros de los 2000 y 2010, Koze fue conocido primero por sus excepcional destreza para mezclar. Music is Okay, salio en el 2000 en Yo Mama. Este fue su primer mix álbum, editado antes de la formación de International Pony – un caprichoso proyecto que fue firmado por Columbia en Europa. Fue alrededor de este tiempo que Kozalla se volvió uno de los principales actos del sello Kompakt, empezando con Der Säger Von St. Georg en septiembre del 2003 (un track en Speicher 11) y un EP en 12” llamado The Gekluppel Continues. El siguiente mes el grabo su segundo mix, All People Is My Friends, el cual salio en Kompakt el siguiente enero. Kozalla continúo editando sencillos, remixes y álbumes emocionantes y que rompen las reglas: Die Rammelwolle Fliegt (Buback, 2005), Kosi Comes Around (Kompakt, 2005) y en su propio sello Pampa, Amygdala (2013).

Reincarnations: The Remix Chapter 2001-2009 (Get Physical) y Reincarnations: The Remix Chapter 2009-2014 (Pampa) recogieron su considerable y a menudo fascinante, trabajos de remixes. En 2015, Koze tuvo el honor de recopilar la 50ª entrega de la famosa serie de DJ-Kicks de K7, mostrando su amor por el hip-hop y el pop de izquierda, así como por el house.

Stefan Kozalla, better known as DJ Koze, is a German DJ and music producer. Born in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, he first became known in the Hamburg music scene. Kozalla competed in his first mixing competition in 1988 at the age of sixteen. He was part of German hip-hop act Fischmob in the 1990s, while also recording under the name Adolf Noise. He began recording under the DJ Koze moniker in the 2000s, releasing music through the German electronic label Kompakt. He recorded three full-length albums during that decade, as well as numerous singles and remixes. He started his own recording label, Pampa, in 2010, and released his latest full-length recording, Amygdala in 2013, which reached #61 in the German Albums Chart.

One of the most adventurous and consistent techno producers of the 2000s and 2010s, Koze was known first for his exceptional DJ skills. Music Is Okay, issued in 2000 on Yo Mama, was his first mix album, released prior to the formation of International Pony — a whimsical dance act that was signed to Columbia in Europe. It was around this time that Kozalla became one of the Kompakt label’s leading artists, beginning with September 2003’s “Der Sдger Von St. Georg” (a track on Speicher 11) and a three-track 12″ titled The Geklцppel Continues. The following month, he recorded his second commercially released mix, All People Is My Friends, which was released on Kompakt the following January. He continued to release thrilling, rule-breaking singles and remixes, as well as albums: Wo Die Rammelwolle Fliegt (Buback, 2005), Kosi Comes Around (Kompakt, 2005) and, on his own Pampa label, Amygdala (2013).

Reincarnations: The Remix Chapter 2001-2009 (Get Physical) and Reincarnations: The Remix Chapter 2009-2014 (Pampa) collected his considerable, often spellbinding, remix work. In 2015, Koze had the honor of compiling the 50th installment of !K7’s celebrated DJ-Kicks series, showcasing his love for leftfield hip-hop and pop as well as house.

AlbumsLabelYear
AmygdalaPampa Records2013
Kosi Comes AroundPampa Records2013
Wo Die Rammelwolle FliegtBuback2005
Music Is OkayYo Mama's Recording2005
Singles & EpsLabelYear
Driven / X-mop 198Hart & Tief2016
2016 Record Store Day ExclusivePampa Records2016
XTCPampa Records2015
Amygdala Remixes IIPampa Records2014
Burn With MePampa Records2013
Amygdala RemixesPampa Records2013
Xmas Rush / Mi Cyaan Believe ItPampa Records2010
Blume Der Nacht / Rue BurnoutPampa Records2010
Xmas Rush / Mi Cyaan Believe ItPampa Records2010
Mrs. BojangelsCircus Company2009
Let's Love / I Want To SleepInternational Records Recordings2008
All The TimePhilpot2014
NakedCereal/Killers2007
Stompin At The ClubfootKompakt, Kompakt2006
Kosi Comes Around (Remixes Part 1)Kompakt2006
Lighta Spuba EPFreude Am Tanzen2005
Speicher 25Kompakt Extra2004
Late Check OutKompakt, Kompakt2004
Speicher 20Kompakt Extra2004
The Geklöppel ContinuesKompakt2003
Speicher 11Kompakt Extra2003
Kaltes Klares WasserSuperstar Recordings, Universal Records2001
Deine Reime Sind Schweine (Regelrechte Schweine)Buback2001
Happy Hip Hop / DiscotizerYo Mama's Recording1998
RemixesLabelYear
For You (DJ Koze Remixes)Studio !K72017
Somebody Lonely And Me (Remixes)It.sounds2017
SummerväthGroove2017
Total 16 (Limited Edition)Kompakt2016
Energy Flow (DJ Koze Remixes)Permanent Vacation2016
I Exhale (DJ Koze Remix)Smith Hyde Productions2016
Operator (DJ Koze's 12 inch Extended Disco Versions)XL Recordings2016
Nylon StrungBeat Records2016
Wenn Der Vorhang Fällt (O.S.T.)Vinyldigital.de2016
Die SchallplatteKompakt2016
Pampa Records Vol.1Pampa Records2016
Hed Kandi: Serve Chilled 2016Hed Kandi2016
Serious Beats 855412016
De Maxx 37 - The Retro EditionUniversal Music Belgium2016
Annie Mac Presents 2016Virgin EMI Records2016
Glitterbox (For Your Disco Pleasure)Defected2016
Shining Future RemixesBeat Records2016
Mushroom House EP 1Toy Tonics2016
DMC Dance Mixes 164DMC2016
DJ-Kicks!K7 Records2015
Vier Und Jetzt - Best Of 1990 - 2015Columbia, Columbia2015
RA.476Resident Advisor2015
AltNeu - Die Remixe - Electronic EditionFünf Sterne Deluxe Records2015
MIRACLES. MMXVTommy Smith Byron2015
Lazerwhales 3Areal Records2015
Reincarnations Part 2 - The Remix Chapter 2009 - 2014Pampa Records2014
In The Mix - The Sound Of The 15th SeasonCocoon Recordings2014
Bad Kingdom RemixesMonkeytown Records2014
Halle Saale RemixedMonaberry2014
Electrolab #02Wagram Music2014
El Laberinto (Cap.6 "Música Y Sexo")Radio 32014
Pampa Records #BeatportDecade Deep HousePampa Records2014
Chilled House Ibiza 2014Ministry Of Sound2014
Groove DJ-MixGroove2014
Future Disco Vol. 7 - 'Til The Lights Come UpNeedwant Recordings2014
White Light 109White Light Mixes2014
Black NightKompakt2014
La Nuit - Rare Lounge & Chilled House Grooves Vol. 7Embassy One2014
Chilled House Session 5Ministry Of Sound2014
Renaissance: The Mix CollectionRenaissance2013
20 Jahre Kompakt: Kollektion 1Kompakt2013
Bermuda 2013 Presents City Sound BerlinBerMuDa Music2013
Buzzin' Fly Anthology Vol. 4, 2009-2010Buzzin' Fly Records2013
Paws 1Areal Records2013
CompilationsLabelYear
Pampa Records Vol.1Pampa Records2016
Reincarnations Part 2 - The Remix Chapter 2009 - 2014Pampa Records2014
Reincarnations / The Remix Chapter 2001 - 2009Get Physical Music2009
DJ MixesLabelYear
DJ-KicksStudio !K72015
Podcast 324XLR8R2013
FACT Mix 387FACT Magazine2013
RA.145Resident Advisor2009
All People Is My FriendsKompakt2004
Music Is OkayYo Mama's Recording2000