Location: Los Angeles, CA (from Rochester, NY)
Age: 31 years old
Our Artist of the Day, KoKo, has been lighting it up with his performances in sin city. He recently opened for Cedric Gervais and DJed for Flo Rida at some of Vegas’ biggest clubs. KoKo has become quite the renaissance man with his music – recently shooting, directing and editing the video for ‘Car Cruisin’ Music’ featuring Emeryld (check it out below). His style keeps him in his own lane, while still producing that music that everybody can bop to – especially if you’re thinking about hitting one of Las Vegas’ epic summer pool parties this year. His star seems to be on the rise as of late, and with his EDM bangers, we can 100% see why. We hope to hear much, much more of this artist in the near future, and will definitely be adding him to the concert list next time we’re in the desert oasis. For now, take a listen to his music and get to know him to see why we’re loving KoKo at the moment:
‘Car Cruisin’ Music’ – KoKo featuring Emeryld
‘Sorry Charlie’ – Emeryld (Produced by KoKo)
How old are you?
Where are you from?
Who or what helped get you into music?
Me and my older brother got into music at a young age.
What age did you start getting into music?
Out the womb!
Do you play any instruments?
I dabble in drums/keys and have been playing guitar since 8th grade.
What artists inspire you and your music?
There are too many to name, but any artist that makes me feel something usually leads to inspiration on my end.
Who is your dream collaboration?
Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Jon Bellion, Skrillex, Flume and myself all in the same room.
What keeps you motivated to do what you do on a daily basis?
Knowing that every goal I set out for is waiting for me on the other end if I keep on working. It’s also what makes me happy and “Happiness over EVERYTHING” is the motto in my world.
Can you tell us a little more about your experience playing Vegas shows?
Vegas is the major league of partying. You get people from all over the world coming through on a weekly basis so you never know what kind of crowd you’re playing for. Getting the chance to showcase at some of the biggest venues in the world is still mind blowing to me.
What is your favorite song you’ve recorded?
So far…..a record I produced and co-wrote with an artist named Emeryld called “Sorry Charlie”
What is your favorite concert venue to play?
Do you have a record label? If yes which one? Are you a member of any music organizations?
I have a publishing company which I release most of my independent music on and I am also a part of ASCAP as well.
Where do you plan on taking your music career from here?
I want to continue producing and songwriting for other artists as well as my own side project and eventually transition into playing festivals/touring.
If you’re not performing or recording new music, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Golf, relax and binge watch tv shows.
Do you have any advice for aspiring artists to help get them to where you are today?
Trust your gut, don’t let other opinions affect what you do and KEEP GOING. Your big break could be right around the corner and you don’t even know it yet.
What song released in 2018 so far do you think will dominate the music scene this summer?/ Do you plan on playing that at any of your sets?
Cardi B ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin- I Like it……….yes.
What’s your favorite concert you’ve attended?
Justin Timberlake 20/20 experience tour in 2013……. I have a weird thing for JT.
What is your favorite thing to spend money on?
Do you have any pets?
Last but not least, favorite late night snack?
Chips and Queso.