Born in the late nineties to a Ghanaian father and a Dutch mother, Lion Kojo always found himself on the peripheries. Whether listening to his father’s collection of Reggae and African records, or his mother’s Western pop music, an immediate affection with the sonic arts was the result. So growing up in Utrecht, surrounded by his parents’ diverse musical backgrounds, eventually culminated in a musical palate that cannot easily be denominated.
Playing a wide variety of genres ranging from Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul, Funk, Highlife, and everything in between, Lion tries to incorporate his roots into each one of his DJ sets. This concept can best be recognized in his own club night KOMBO and his ongoing radio show at Operator Radio. The Amsterdam based DJ now roams from club to club, armed with an extensive arsenal of bangers, smooth selections and a good sense of music; ready to get everybody involved and enjoying the party. Currently, Kojo carries residencies at Bassline (the Netherlands’ longest running Hip-Hop party, hosted in Amsterdam’s premiere pop venue: the Paradiso), BBQ (one of the city’s leading Hip-Hop & R&B nights at the Bitterzoet in Amsterdam) or FAMIRIE (Bureau Punt’s internationally itinerant events, previously hosted at Miranda in London and St. George in Berlin).
Besides his steady residencies, Lion is consistently bustling during the festival season, having played at Lowlands, Appelsap and Down the Rabbit Hole. To further add to his bag of skills and crafts, he also finds the time to hone his skills in the art of production. Never worrying too much about what happens around him, Lion focuses on his own direction and orientation, which provides his work with an instinctive and unique sound. Keep an eye out for this talented young performer, as his presence in the Dutch nightlife scene continues to expand.
04.10—SELECT. X Operator 19:00 – 20:00 - Rotterdam
05.10—LION KOJO X YUNG FEURICH - Radio Radio - Amsterdam
17.10—Famirie ADE - Amsterdam
23.10—Live at the BBQ Radio - Red Light Radio - Amsterdam