Kozo – the young uprising Romanian DJ & producer returned to Parker Lewis with his groovy and uplifting style. As co-founder of the infamous Understand label he’s definitely someone who knows about music. Therefore he’s also a Sunwaves, MIORITMIC, Waha Festival and Dor De Munte Festival, as well as Club Midi and Club Guesthouse regular. We spoke with Kozo during his stay in Mannheim and talked about Music, Partys and Mannheim.
What is your favorite kind of music when you are car driving?
I don’t actually drive but if i did i would listen to jazz which is my favourite music overall
Mixer: Rotary or Fader?
I like rotary but i wouldn’t say i prefer it over fader. In the end i think the circuitry and the actual sound and warmth of the mixer is the thing that counts most. That beeing said, usually the rotary mixers sound better than the Xone mixers that became the norm somehow.
One funny fact from an afterhour.
Bucharest circa 8 years ago. The mayor breaks the Guiness world record for most people dressed in santa claus in one place. We had an afterhours in the old city center which is a few hundred meters away from the santa gathering point. You can imagine what happened next.
You have any experiences with instruments?
My experience with instruments goes as far as drum machines and synths go. I am not musically trained so swimming in the electronic waters makes it easier for me to make music as playing by the ear is easier than with classic instruments.
Any club or festival you definetly could recommend?
Icould definately reccomend the odd sunwaves (may ones) and the waha festival in the summer. They are different in many ways but the crowd and the music is the best.
Intimate Afterhour or Afterhour in a bigger gathering?
Intimate afterhour 100%
Your favorite recordstore?
Misbits record shop in Bucharest.
Which was your first muscial contact apart from your local network?
I think our first contacts were the guys from frankfurt and the belgian gang from hasselt.
Do you get in touch with Mannheim before the playing at Parker Lewis?
I got a taste of Mannheim before and after the Party at Parker Lewis. Calm city, good food, nice people. Actually I know David Nicholas a long way back and i got to meet part of his crew along the way. We have them (Dave and Sebastian) here playing a few times a year and it’s always super nice.