A Platform for Ethnically and Culturally Inspired Music
Influences: Latin American , Balkan , Gypsy
Genres: akkordeon mad balkan burner, belly dance latino, gypsy belly dance, kwaito shake, happy gnawa electro, balkan forro bounce, carnaval groove, balkan funk, cocek bass, farsi wobble
IN THE CHARTS
March 2023 #28 - Top 40 for Latin American Influence La Yegros - Solo (Kosta Kostov Remix) (track)
February 2023 #33 - Top 40 for Latin American Influence Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta Feat. Fedzilla - Baches Y Deseos (Kosta Kostov Remix Feat. Rui Lobo "Accordion") (track)
December 2022 #9 - Top 40 for Balkan Influence Peasent Dance (Kosta Kostov Remix) - Airto Moreira (track)
Kosta Kostov :: HASRAT (EP) 2014 Vlad Records :: feat. Katya T. & Manushan :: Remixes by Rafael Aragon, Bleepolar, Sauvage FM and Boris Viande :: LISTEN :: Kosta Kostov is back with some new collabs and a new approach on oriental gypsy roots and bass.On his new EP „Hasrat“ (Desire) on VLAD Records he is featuring the iranian duo Manushan, genious perfomers playing with flamenco, violin and great vocals. The recordings for „Hasrat“ were made in Kostas' studio in Cologne after a spontenious meeting and jam. „Svetlinata“ (The Light) is blending heavy bass with belly dance feeling. The violin hook was played by the romainian virtuose Vale. „Svetlinata“ features Katya Tasheva, bulgarian singer based in Berlin. Known for her wide variety of singing styles (jazz, soul and bulgarian folklore), she works with the bands Rotfront, Mr. Zarko and Human Sampler. The four remixes on the EP dig the originals on a special way. Colombian maestro Bleepolar is bringing "Hasrat" in a beatifull housy percussive mood, just before the 1001st night falls, while Global Bass pistolero Rafa Aragon jiggles with moombahcore and organic harmonies. French electro producer Sauvage FM shakes „Svetlinata“ in a nice zouk bass riddim and VLAD boss Boris Viande knows how to blow you away with heavy synths. VLAD RECORDS 2014 ® more
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“Kosta Kostov is not a nickname! Born in Bulgaria, based in Germany, at home around the world, the dj and producer Kosta Kostov never stops the search for the best global tunes. His sets are furious blend of sounds from here and there, including own compositions, remixes and mashups, in which balkan, mediterran, african & brasilian roots meets all the nice electronic stylez. From dub & downbeat through funk & breaks till house & electro. Since more then a decade Kosta Kostov is mastermind of the monthly parties Balkan Express (Cologne) and Global Player / Cosmo Club (Dortmund). He is well seen guest in Brasil, where he started with local support in 2007 „Go East!“ - the first balkan party in Brasil.
Kosta Kostov performed at ROSKILDE Festival (DK/2009), PORTO MUSICAL (BR/2010), WOMEX (DK/2011), REC-BEAT Festival (BR/2012 and 2016), SZIGET Festival (HU/2014 and 2017), WOMAD CHILE Festival (CL 2019).
Kosta Kostov is also a passionate cook. „Good dj's are good cooks, because they know how to mix right...“ explains his activities like blogger and radio host. Since july 2016 he has a every day program on the german national radio „Cosmo“ cooking for the ears. „Kosta cooks“ and takes you on a journeys with a dj with open sences for flavours and tastes but also music. End of 2017 he started with his Youtube channel „Kkostbar“, exploring more and more the mixing of delicious beats and bites.