DJ Koze can do no wrong. This time round, the German maestro delivers a wicker remix of “It’ll All Be Over”, the title track from London’s producer Gerry Read debut EP for Pampa Records. In his remix, DJ Koze transforms the original track into a gleaming disco house anthem. With its artfully timed strumming breakdowns and cowbell accents, it is an appetising teaser of the forthcoming summer. You can preview the remix above.

The “It’ll All Be Over” 12” drops on May 10th via Pampa Records. Pre-order it here.

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DJ Koze: “Illumination” (feat. Róisín Murphy)

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March 1st, 2018
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German maestro and Pampa label boss DJ Koze is back with his second single from his forthcoming album “Knock Knock”, his first record in five years since 2013’s excellent LP “Amygdala”. The track “Illumination” follows the previously released “Seeing Aliens” and is the first “Knock Knock” track Koze has shared featuring vocals. The ever-unique Róisín Murphy becomes a cyborg funk diva on “Illumination.” “Working on a song together with Roísín is even better than not working at all,” says Koze. Blast it above.

Set to drop on May 4th via his label Pampa, the 16-track record will also feature vocals from Bon Iver, Mano Le Tough, José González, Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner, Arrested Development’s Speech, and Sophia Kennedy. Pre-order it here.

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2Raumwohnung: “Somebody Lonely And Me” [DJ Koze Remix].

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DJ Koze: “Seeing Aliens”

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January 25th, 2018
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German maestro and Pampa label boss DJ Koze retuns with his new album “Knock Knock”, his first record in five years since 2013’s excellent LP “Amygdala”. Set to drop on May 4th via his label Pampa, the 16-track record will feature vocals from Bon Iver, Róisín Murphy, Mano Le Tough, José González, Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner, Arrested Development’s Speech, and Sophia Kennedy. Our first taste from the forthcoming record comes in the form of “Seeing Aliens”. Give it a spin above, along with its B-side, “Nein König Nein.”

Pre-order the “Knock Knock” album here.

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2Raumwohnung: “Somebody Lonely And Me” [DJ Koze Remix]
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Sophia Kennedy: “Build Me A House”

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April 11th, 2017
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Hamburg-based, Baltimore-raised singer Sophia Kennedy is gearing up to release her self-titled debut album on DJ Koze and Marcus Fink’s Pampa Records. The record, which marks the label’s first “songwriting record”, reveals her as a dramatic romanti-cist and distanced diseuse, as a deft lyricist and master of melody. It was produced by Sophia Kennedy and Mense Reents (who is known as being a member of Die Vögel, Egoexpress, Die Goldenen Zitronen). “I want to take tradition to the limits, to where it becomes extreme,” Kennedy says. “You just can’t be afraid that it turns out to be pop music.” Today, we’re treated to a stream of the album’s first single “Build Me A House”, a stellar track full of smoldering piano melodies.

Sophia Kennedy’s self-titled debut album drops on April 28th via Pampa Records.
Pre-order it here.

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2Raumwohnung: “Somebody Lonely And Me (DJ Koze Remix)”

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March 26th, 2017
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German maestro and Pampa label boss DJ Koze is back with a new remix of “Somebody Lonely And Me” by 2Raumwohnung, the Berlin electro-pop duo of Inga Humpe and her life partner Tommi Eckart. Once again, DJ Koze has worked his magic in turning “”Somebody Lonely And Me” into something special. The single “Somebody Lonely And Me” is the first taste from the duo’s upcoming double album “Nacht und Tag”, set to drop in June.

The “Somebody Lonely And Me” Remixes EP is out now on It Sounds. Get it here.

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Michael Mayer & Joe Goddard: “For You” [DJ Koze Mbira Mix]

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Låpsley: “Operator (DJ Koze Radio Edit)” Video

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August 29th, 2016
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DJ Koze’s great disco version of Låpsley’s “Operator” has been on repeat on our car stereo for a while now. The remix now has a video to go along with it, which was directed by Cherise Payne. Just perfect. The extended disco version of “Operator” is out now digitally on XL Recordings. Get it here.

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Roman Flügel: “9 Years” [DJ Koze Remix]

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Låpsley: “Operator (DJ Koze’s Extended Disco Version)”

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July 15th, 2016
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German maestro and Pampa label boss Stefan Kozalla, aka DJ Koze, has done it once again with his ten-minute epic disco rework of “Operator” by British singer-songwriter Låpsley. It’s an excellent remix of an already great tune. The original track is taken from Låpsley’s debut album “Long Way Home”, released back in March on XL Recordings. The digital version also includes a shorter edit of DJ Koze’s remix, which you can stream above.

The remix of “Operator” is out now in both vinyl and digital formats. Get it here.

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Mano Le Tough: “Energy Flow” [DJ Koze Miles & More Remix]

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A few weeks ago, Irish producer Neil Mannion, aka Mano Le Tough, who now resides over in Zurich, dropped a beautifully shot video for “Energy Flow”, a standout cut from last year’s second album “Trails”. Today, we’ve got our hands on two sublime interpretations of the track from German maestro and Pampa label boss Stefan Kozalla, aka DJ Koze. His “Miles & More” remix of “Energy Flow” comes with a video, directed Al Kennington and Dara O’Neill. Watch the clip above, and make sure to check out his “Splasher” remix below.

The “Energy Flow – DJ Koze Remixes” is out now on Permanent Vacation.
Pick up your 12” here.

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Roman Flügel: “9 Years” [DJ Koze Remix]

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Roman Flügel: “9 Years (DJ Koze Remix)”

DATE:
March 23rd, 2016
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Hamburg-based producer DJ Koze and Marcus Fink’s Pampa Records first ever compilation will finally drop on April 29th. The 19-track compilation features all new tracks from longtime label artists such as Axel Boman and Isolée, and newcomers including Jamie xx, Gold Panda and Mount Kimbie. You can now listen to DJ Koze’s classy remix of Roman Flügel’s track “9 Years,” which closed out the latter’s epic Radio 1 Essential mix last year and incorporates the snare drum of Mood II Swing’s track “Move Me”. What a ride!

Speaking about his remix, DJ Koze says: “As I listened to this beauty I felt a deep wish to make a version for the club in a decent and humble way. Just adding a beat and stretching the arrangement to 10 minutes. Only god knows how the significant snare drum of my favourite Mood II Swing Classics made it into my version. We asked these old heroes for permission and a new child was born.”

Pre-order the “Various Artists – Pampa Vol. 1” compilation here.

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DJ Koze: “XTC”

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Hamburg-based producer Stefan Kozalla, aka DJ Koze, has shared a new video for his great tune “I Haven’t Been Everywhere But It’s On My List”, already posted here, the exclusive track from his excellent DJ-Kicks mix that marks the 50th installment in !K7’s longstanding mix series. As he says: “On our way to shoot some ancient hippie caves somewhere in the atlantic ocean, we incidentally met a lovely bloke cruising the beaches on his Omamobil. He showed us the ways of his island and the key to happiness. And then he sold us a lottery ticket.” Watch the video above, and make sure to check out his dreamy, eight-minute track “XTC”, out now on his own label, Pampa Records.

Directed by Katharina Duve and Timo Schierhorn.

DJ Koze’s DJ-Kicks mix is out now on !K7 Records. Get it here.

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Portable feat. Lio: “Surrender” [Kosi Edit]

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