Twenty years of music. This sums up best Kiko, versatile artist who delight our ears since 1993. The adventure started in the 1990′s in Grenoble (France). At this time, he made multiple collaborations with both French and foreign artists, among The Hacker, Oxia and Miss Kittin. These collaborations were made through several imprints such as Interface and Ozone Records (Kiko’s own label), in addition to the vinyl store funded by Kiko, Ozone, in 1995.
These different events made Kiko one of the most famous artists of the French Techno scene, and Grenoble was considered as a major pole of electronic music production in the late 1990′s. After playing in the biggest festivals, raves and clubs (and signing a track on Universal Music), Kiko decided to focus on producing music using his own influences, italo-disco and new wave (as seen with his TotalGaz EP on Turbo Recordings). His numerous releases speak for him, as they are played by the greatest DJs, from Jeff Mills to DJ Hell (who playlisted his Jack The Box EP out on International Deejay Gigolo Rec.).
Signed on famous imprints like Break New Soil (Gregor Tresher label), Suara Rec. (Muffin EP with Mihalis Safras) and especially Material Series (Mihalis Safras label), Kiko is a real all-rounder who designs tech-house/deep house jewels for informed ears. Always characterised by originality, his tracks combine success (World Cup EP on Ozone Rec. in 1998) and eclecticism (Midnight Magic album in 2001 on Goodlife Rec., with the single Monique, huge underground worldwide success) and make Kiko one of the greats.
2006 marks a further step in his career as the Slave of my mind album on Pias Rec. is a huge success, and so is 2010 with the creation of Kiko’s own label – Signature By Kiko – with Plantage13 (in charge of Oliver Huntemann and Stephan Bodzin management). Kiko is enrolled in Carl Cox Revolution Tour in France as the opening DJ in 2011, and 2012 is marked by success too with the excellent Mentos EP (with Mihalis Safras on Great Stuff Rec.).
2013 started on fire with the “20 Years of Music Production” tour across the world, and several releases like the Bariola EP on Material Series and the Silko EP on Bla Bla Music. Then a new version of his hit « World Cup » was released on Suara, among many other releases on Material Series, Great Stuff Rec, Bouq Rec (Butch imprint).
Finally, 2014 is a big year too with future releases on VIVa MUSiC -Steve Lawler’s imprint-, Clarisse Rec -Mendo’s label- (both with Spencer K) and Form Music (Popof imprint). Kiko also launched a new project called Minota, focusing on deep house, deeptech, dirty house and house. With this project, releases are planned on Outcross Records (Miguel Campbell label) after the ones on Form Music and Lapsus Music (Supernova imprint). The residence on FG Radio (biggest electronic music radio in France) comes as the cherry on the cake for Kiko, after the remix of DJ Chus & Ceballos !