He’s one of the thriving forces in Istanbul’s floorishing nightlife, a mainstay in the national electronic music for almost two decades, a DJ, a producer, a trained soung-engineer, a co-label owner but foremost an artist, whose music hits the zeitgeist.
His latest EP ‘Cosmopolis’ on renowned Italian label Engrave Ltd is only a couple of days old but João Silva, better known under his artist moniker Jepe, has already an album in the pipe.
Somewhere between Techno & pop, underground and hip culture, Cologne and Saturn, Justus Köhncke has found his unique place and time within the volatile world of electronic music, and through decades, stuck to and defined it.
Let’s see the world through a golden filter or The Golden Filter even if or especially when not everything is as golden as it seems in the world.
He might be one of the blossoming artists in the electronic music scene, and that’s not merely because his track ‘Amapola’ was named after a poppy flower, nor does ‘poppy’ depict his musical approach.
Neither Raynor de Groot nor Emiel van den Dungen grew up in the Netherlands listening to Brazilian samba or Afro-jazz, but one did love percussion and the other infatuated with synths.
He does not play rugby nor are kiwis his favorite fruits – the artist moniker Kiwi is the result of looking at rotten Kiwis on Alex Warren’s kitchen table and the fact that he only had little time to come up with an artist name after he had signed his first record deal.
He is a man who likes to stay in the background, a coach when it comes to jamming in the studio with like-minded artists and the founder of Moodmusic.