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“This is my style, this is who I am, I can’t please the world I can only please myself” Steve Bug
These words flow deep within the veins of Kosey; a young, fresh up and coming talent with no limits to his ambition. Many of today’s artists are quick to jump onto the bandwagon. In doing so, such artists lose all sight as to what they stand for. Kosey represents a distinction within the saturated market, one that cannot be emulated.
The feeling that Kosey gets when he is given the opportunity to perform is indescribable, nothing can match it. The chance to express himself in front of an audience that also shares the same passion for the music he loves, is what he has been dreaming of since childhood. Stood in a booth overlooking hundreds of people is where Kosey belongs, yet he always feels at one with the crowd. “Seeing and hearing appreciation for something you’ve worked so hard on is an addiction,” an addiction that has helped him to excel in such a short space of time.
“If you focus you can see the speaker pulsate, 30 hertz to your chest to increase your pulse rate…”
These words bring memories flooding back for Kosey. A trip down to Cable nightclub for Shogun Audio is where his love for electronic music began. Dressed in a pink shirt and smart shoes, he was completely unaware of the experience he was about to have. He instantly grew attached to the euphoric atmosphere generated by the crowd and the feeling of total awe for the music being played; something that was worlds apart from anything he had experienced before. No more nights at Oceana, his dream of becoming a DJ was born. Artists such as Friction, Alix Perez and Icicle were his icons, producing some of his favourite beats such as ‘Behind Time’, ‘Overtime’ and of course ‘Dreadnaught.’
A major development in Kosey’s life was moving to Manchester to attend university. He cannot speak highly enough of this great city; a city where music is its heart beat. Time spent partying aided his development; and it was during this time that he discovered REAL House music. After only hearing the commercial side of the genre before, the sound of hard-hitting bass lines overlain by rhythmic percussive loops was completely unrecognisable. At this time, artists such as Steve Bug, Vincenzo, Jesse Perez, Burnski and Subb-an were hugely influential, and provided the inspiration for an evolution of style.
Kosey’s taste has continued to mature with experience, as has the depth in which he explores the musical world. As a result, his sound has grown in diversity, and now has the ability to seamlessly generate a wide selection of atmospheres, solely dependent on the taste of the crowd.
Kosey is an utter perfectionist and intricately plans his sets. Every mix and every drop is an attempt to take the crowd on his journey. He places great emphasis on tune selection. A mixture of Deep Tech, Tech house and Techno generates his distinctive sound. Although he has only been mixing since the summer of 2012, have no doubt in his ability. An undeniable passion for his craft has caused him to thrive, creating a unique image in the generic market. In this short time, his hard work allied with his vibrant personality has seen him claim prime slots in the main rooms of iconic venues such as Sankeys MCR, Lightbox, Stealth, Gorilla and Williamson tunnels, as well as becoming quick to secure residencies in Manchester, Liverpool & Nottingham.
He is also the founder of TEK NOIR, a brand that is fast becoming recognised for providing unique talent and an intimate raving experience. Its diversity of sound covers all aspects of underground electronic music, the scene that it will always represent. Since its birth in January 2014, TEK NOIR has made rapid movements, welcoming the likes of German Brigante, Patrick Topping, DeMarzo and Lauren lo Sung to perform in iconic venues such as EGG London & Stealth Nottingham; a Staggering achievement considering its short lifetime. www.facebook.com/tn.underground
“Looking to be solidified as one of the best; one that was different, one that was ground breaking…” Steve Bug
Now studying at The Manchester MIDI School, Kosey is consistently building an exciting repertoire of his own conceptions. Constant dedication and experimentation in the studio is aiding the development of a sound that is not only true to him, but represents the underground scene that he lives for. He craves the overwhelming satisfaction that must be felt upon seeing appreciation for one of your own creations. He is highly motivated to imprint his persona into an industry that is crying out for individuality. The exclusive feel that he captures in his sets will be mirrored by his music. There’s a lot more to come from this aspiring performer.