Koko first burst onto DJ Mag’s radar as the 18-year-old Italian turning out discerning productions of deep yet driving minimal way beyond his years, for labels including Banoffee Pies, Drumma Records and Re.Face.
Having quickly established his own brand of druggy and psychedelic tech built around luscious grooves, diving basslines, deconstructed percussion and bags of swing, we knew we had to get him in for a Fresh Kicks mix.
Fuse London head honcho Enzo Siragusa has snapped up Koko’s latest work, ‘Sigaretta’, for release on his Infuse imprint later this year – as well as his UK debut in early 2017 – and we can’t think of a better seal of approval.
For his mix, Koko presents a combination of stripped back US garage, minimal house and languid tech all built around a groove laden bottom end.
Listen to Koko’s Fresh Kicks mix below, and see the tracklist and Q&A underneath the stream.
Last record you bought? Howl Ensemble ‘Rave To The Slythm’ EP.
Last film you saw? Interstellar.
Last club you visited? Soular inPescara, Italy.
Last meal you ate? Pasta alla carbonara.
Last car you drove? I’ve just turned 18 so I’ve never driven a car.
Last album you listened to in full? J Dilla ‘Vol. 2: Vintage’
Last mix you downloaded? The Rinse FM Podcast, FUSE London w/ Enzo Siragusa, Seb Zito, Rich NxT & Rossko from 1st December 2016.
Last person you played back-to-back with? A friend in his studio.
Last vinyl you spun? Tang ‘Horizons’ on Emphasis Recordings.
Last country you visited? Spain.
Phil Evans ‘Magheritas in winter’
Daines ‘From The Top (Chris Geschwindner Remix)’
Luca Lozano, Dj Fett Burger ‘Telegrønn’
Jack Wickham ‘BBB’
Wah Wah ‘Fortunate One’
Audio Werner ‘?’
Varoslav, Yakine ‘Joy’
Usschi Classen ‘Reach Out (Expression Dub)’
Markus Sommer ‘Offenbach Heat’
Arne Weinberg ‘The World Keeps on Spinning’
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