• 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.

Albums Label Year
Amygdala Pampa Records 2013
Kosi Comes Around Pampa Records 2013
Wo Die Rammelwolle Fliegt Buback 2005
Music Is Okay Yo Mama's Recording 2005
Singles & Eps Label Year
Driven / X-mop 198 Hart & Tief 2016
2016 Record Store Day Exclusive Pampa Records 2016
XTC Pampa Records 2015
Amygdala Remixes II Pampa Records 2014
Burn With Me Pampa Records 2013
Amygdala Remixes Pampa Records 2013
Xmas Rush / Mi Cyaan Believe It Pampa Records 2010
Blume Der Nacht / Rue Burnout Pampa Records 2010
Xmas Rush / Mi Cyaan Believe It Pampa Records 2010
Mrs. Bojangels Circus Company 2009
Let's Love / I Want To Sleep International Records Recordings 2008
All The Time Philpot 2014
Naked Cereal/Killers 2007
Stompin At The Clubfoot Kompakt, Kompakt 2006
Kosi Comes Around (Remixes Part 1) Kompakt 2006
Lighta Spuba EP Freude Am Tanzen 2005
Speicher 25 Kompakt Extra 2004
Late Check Out Kompakt, Kompakt 2004
Speicher 20 Kompakt Extra 2004
The Geklöppel Continues Kompakt 2003
Speicher 11 Kompakt Extra 2003
Kaltes Klares Wasser Superstar Recordings, Universal Records 2001
Deine Reime Sind Schweine (Regelrechte Schweine) Buback 2001
Happy Hip Hop / Discotizer Yo Mama's Recording 1998
Remixes Label Year
For You (DJ Koze Remixes) Studio !K7 2017
Somebody Lonely And Me (Remixes) It.sounds 2017
Summerväth Groove 2017
Total 16 (Limited Edition) Kompakt 2016
Energy Flow (DJ Koze Remixes) Permanent Vacation 2016
I Exhale (DJ Koze Remix) Smith Hyde Productions 2016
Operator (DJ Koze's 12 inch Extended Disco Versions) XL Recordings 2016
Nylon Strung Beat Records 2016
Wenn Der Vorhang Fällt (O.S.T.) Vinyldigital.de 2016
Die Schallplatte Kompakt 2016
Pampa Records Vol.1 Pampa Records 2016
Hed Kandi: Serve Chilled 2016 Hed Kandi 2016
Serious Beats 85 541 2016
De Maxx 37 - The Retro Edition Universal Music Belgium 2016
Annie Mac Presents 2016 Virgin EMI Records 2016
Glitterbox (For Your Disco Pleasure) Defected 2016
Shining Future Remixes Beat Records 2016
Mushroom House EP 1 Toy Tonics 2016
DMC Dance Mixes 164 DMC 2016
DJ-Kicks !K7 Records 2015
Vier Und Jetzt - Best Of 1990 - 2015 Columbia, Columbia 2015
RA.476 Resident Advisor 2015
AltNeu - Die Remixe - Electronic Edition Fünf Sterne Deluxe Records 2015
MIRACLES. MMXV Tommy Smith Byron 2015
Lazerwhales 3 Areal Records 2015
Reincarnations Part 2 - The Remix Chapter 2009 - 2014 Pampa Records 2014
In The Mix - The Sound Of The 15th Season Cocoon Recordings 2014
Bad Kingdom Remixes Monkeytown Records 2014
Halle Saale Remixed Monaberry 2014
Electrolab #02 Wagram Music 2014
El Laberinto (Cap.6 "Música Y Sexo") Radio 3 2014
Pampa Records #BeatportDecade Deep House Pampa Records 2014
Chilled House Ibiza 2014 Ministry Of Sound 2014
Groove DJ-Mix Groove 2014
Future Disco Vol. 7 - 'Til The Lights Come Up Needwant Recordings 2014
White Light 109 White Light Mixes 2014
Black Night Kompakt 2014
La Nuit - Rare Lounge & Chilled House Grooves Vol. 7 Embassy One 2014
Chilled House Session 5 Ministry Of Sound 2014
Renaissance: The Mix Collection Renaissance 2013
20 Jahre Kompakt: Kollektion 1 Kompakt 2013
Bermuda 2013 Presents City Sound Berlin BerMuDa Music 2013
Buzzin' Fly Anthology Vol. 4, 2009-2010 Buzzin' Fly Records 2013
Paws 1 Areal Records 2013
Compilations Label Year
Pampa Records Vol.1 Pampa Records 2016
Reincarnations Part 2 - The Remix Chapter 2009 - 2014 Pampa Records 2014
Reincarnations / The Remix Chapter 2001 - 2009 Get Physical Music 2009
DJ Mixes Label Year
DJ-Kicks Studio !K7 2015
Podcast 324 XLR8R 2013
FACT Mix 387 FACT Magazine 2013
RA.145 Resident Advisor 2009
All People Is My Friends Kompakt 2004
Music Is Okay Yo Mama's Recording 2000