This is what defines Kiko best, versatile artist who has thrilled electronic music fans for two decades now. His journey began in the mid-90s in Grenoble, France. Back then, Kiko makes many collaborations on labels such as Interface, Ozone Records, with French and international artists, including The Hacker, Oxia and Miss Kittin. His vinyl shop then becomes the most important place of Grenoble’s scene, forging a « made in France » techno. After that, he plays in the biggest festivals, clubs and raves, travelling through the country before growing international. In 2011, Carl Cox chooses him for his « Revolution Tour » warm-ups in France. 2013 is marked by his own tour « 20 Years of Music Production » and his worldwide gigs. In 2016, he confirms his position with a tour across the Pacific Ocean and performs during Miguel Campbell’s Outcross parties at Sankeys Ibiza.
In the late 90s, Kiko decided to focus on production, which was based on his own influences : the italo-disco and new wave musics (as shown with the EP « Total Gaz », released on Turbo Recordings). His many releases talk for him and are played by the very best DJ, from Jeff Mills to DJ Hell, passing by Laurent Garnier.
Tech-house and deep house for a demanding public.
His eclectic discography shows many successes, in 1998, with his famous track « World Cup » released on Ozone and re-edited in 2014 on the Spanish label Suara. In 2001, his first album is out on Goodlife Records, and its single « Monique » still echoes through the underground scene. Let’s not forget his second album, released in 2006, « Slave of My Mind », on Pias. During the year 2010, directed by Plantage 13 and Stephan Bodzin, he creates his new label « Signature by Kiko », real tidal wave on the dancefloors.
His style and sonorities evolve throughout the years, and then, on top of the electroclash, he signs his EP on Gigolo, or more lately on Break New Soil recordings, Gregor Tresher’s label, or Mihalis Safras’ Material Label, and now, we can find him on Suara, and in 1st position on Noir Music with « Beautiful Place », ranked in Mix Mag’s Top 10 of the most played tracks during Coachella 2015… His next EP « Living in Space », made with Dave Davis featuring Phoebe (The Avener’s singer) will be released in May 2016 on Get Physical.
You get it, Kiko is a prolific artist with more than 500 tracks to his name, a lot of fruitful collaborations, like the one with his friend Olivier Giacomotto, or his side project Minota for Miguel Campbell’s label Outcross, and many signatures that cound, such as Definitive, Viva, Clarisse Records…
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