If you’ve already bumped into a ginger bearded DJ wiggling behind his decks at the Sucre Club in Lyon, the Concrete or other festivals... it was probably Kosme. Originally from Dijon in France, Emilien went from mixing at parties he used to organize to mixing with the most notorious international DJs. It was then in Lyon that he settled as a resident DJ at the Ambassade Club. Later on he created his own label with some other DJs that started their career in the 90’s labeled as “Caramelo Records” which made a huge impact with their first EP release in 2012. Since his European tour in 2013, Kosme performed next to artists such as Théo Parrish and Mr G, which reinforced his image amongst a very exigent audience. He is now unstoppable, playing at the Boiler Room with Laurent Garnier and at festivals like there was no tomorrow. Kosme became a character that could connect with his audience thanks to his contagious energy within his sets. All in all, he’s an inexhaustible deejay that we just had to meet.
Jacker / Hey Kosme, present yourself in 3 words.
Kosme / Love – Passion – Share.
J / How would you describe your music?
K / My music is probably always related to energy and creativity. In my sets I always try to create a personal story inspired from my past, people I’ve met and music I’ve heard, hence giving to my audience a unique and intense moment that is adequate to the present. I consider myself a DJ, my passion for playing music has never stopped growing since more than 20 years. I’m going to be more active as a producer in the following months but the idea will remain the same: sincere. I will try to offer new things, perhaps more personal, where people don’t expect me.
J / What are your influences?
K / My musical influences are based on the groove culture. I love the music that has soul, particularly black music from Detroit and Chicago. Regardless of that, I’m pretty open on trying out new stuff on completely different genres that other cities can offer such as Berlin or London.
J / I saw that you brought your mum to Berghain. Did she like it?
K / As a matter of fact she wanted to come... It’s much further than that. I’m really touched by my mum trying to understand what makes me happy nowadays. I’m very lucky. And it makes her really happy seeing the youth dancing together with love and tolerance. She is getting more into techno everyday and loves Rohdad and Agoria.
J / How did you start your label?
K / It’s a story of passion above all. My two labels are in standby at the moment, I’m focusing on other labels for now. It requires a lot of time, management, and following artists. I don’t have much time for that to be honest.
J / Could you tell us an anecdote of your craziest gig?
K / I did a set of 10 hours long at Berghain / Panorama Bar. I could have continued for hours, time just went by surprise.
J / Which is your favourite audience?
K / Every person, every audience, and each moment is unique. I feel privileged to do what I love most today, everyday, and it’s thanks to those that come hear me play. I will always have the same energy and investment either in front of 20 people or 10,000.
J / If you could date any girl DJ or female producer... which one would you chose?
K / None, I love spontaneity and I believe in Karma. If I had to meet someone it will happen on its own.
J / Kosme in 10 years?
K / Always same passion for music, nature, always trying to get better at what I do and discovery.