Whether it is a club, festival, party, or underground venue - KOSIMO comes through and shuts things down! Learn about our current residencies and venues we've played!
Brother Jimmy's BBQ New Brunswick
Roadhouse featuring North Carolina-style BBQ & sides amid flat-screen TVs & vintage memorabilia. Fridays at 9PM featuring DJ Gadlee & knostalgia.
Fire N Ice
Exotic bi-level lounge with hookahs, a Middle Eastern menu, dance floor & entertainment.
Lively New Brunswick nightclub offering bottle service & cocktails, with casual American snacks & small plates.
Rumpus Room NYC
Cozy, hip nightspot with eclectic, vintage styling featuring diverse dance music & cocktails.
These events are few and far between but when they happen, attendees are in for an experience of a lifetime. Signature events you surely won't want to miss!
We pride ourselves on providing a timeless experience for our clients most special moments. Our experienced private event division is here to create memories for a lifetime.
Our team of skilled, talented, and experienced DJs & MCs charismatically perform to the highest degree each and every time
We can set you up with any desired options you would like to add-on! Custom monograms, photobooths, dancers, performers, musicians, dhol players, Snapchat filters, glowsticks, custom sunglasses, and much more!
Bring your party to the next-level by adding quality, smart lighting which will make your decor stand-out and add a surreal luminescence to your event.
Our system system must be felt to gain a true understanding of their prowess. Our speakers are fitted for a stadium experience, so be ready to be blown away!
Gadlee - DJ | Producer | Photographer
Open-format DJ and producer known for playing massive tailgates and parties. Gad Lee, one of the original members of Kosimo, is a DJ, producer, and photographer. His interests in electronic music has spanned for over a decade. He began listening to techno and its related sub-genres as a teen and has been DJing and mixing seriously/professionally for the past 5 years. His DJ journey has been quite a grassroots come-up as he started by playing for small crowds, friends, parties, and venues at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. He has since branched out to playing at bars and clubs locally, as well as in New York City. However, his passion for music began at a much earlier age. He started out as a musician in a local indie-rock band in Chicago, IL and his influences have ranged from jazz classics to hard dub-step. He continues to play a variety of instruments to this day as he produce dance music under the moniker 'Gadlee' and aspires to become an influencer here on the east coast.
knostalgia - DJ | Artist | Producer | Photographer
knostalgia isn't about looking to the past with fondness. knostalgia is for the nights you'll wish you could come back to. knostalgia's creative endeavors focus on creating memories and content today that we can look back on in the future. He is a passionate producer and aims to deliver performing sets so grand that the impermanence of the experience immediately creates a sense of loss at the realization that such a perfect arrangement of people and music will be hard to recreate. knostalgia is about constructing glowing landmarks not in space but in time that bring fans back to the people that they once were. Knyck Russell (knostalgia) has been studying guitar and piano since the age of 6. He began composing music at the age of 10, while growing up in Berkely Heights, NJ. He started live performing at the age of 13 and I picked up djing seriously at 18. Since then close friends and industry peers, local artists and performers have had a monumental impact on his growth as a musician, specifically artist/performer Sweats and fellow-DJ Gadlee. Influenced by the soulful reggae his father played during his adolescence and minimalist house music during the EDM-fueld craze, gave way to a love for writing and genre-free enrichment that paved the path for his sound today. All these musical threads have resulted in a interwoven tapestry that represents his rhythmic and melodic persona brought into a modern symphony of hip-hop and dance music.
Sorab - MC | Artist | CEO
Performer, artist, entrepreneur, and professional emcee, Sorab is half man/half machine. The spearhead for the Kosimo movement, Sorab never lets this attainable goal out of his sight. KOSIMO is not only an independent-label for up-and-coming artists from the Tri-State, but is looking to become a one-stop-shop for all your entertainment & event hosting needs. Ever since childhood, Sorab has been a performer and entertainer at heart. Initially picking up dance in his adolescence and heavily influenced by 90s' hip-hop and RnB - he resonated with acts such as 112, Brian McKnight, In late high-school, he picked up guitar and began performing publicly through music as opposed to dance which helping him come into the limelight as an artist. Fast forward to current-day, Sorab manages all Kosimo artists and has developed the brand to become synonymous with a new home for music. The future has much in-store for the young brand and ambitious owner, founded in 2017, Kosimo continues to grow its ever-expanding roster of artists and hopes to soon find its place amongst the various mega-labels in the music industry. To win the city, you must first win the heart of the people.
Skii - Producer
Music has always been a part of SKII's life. From a young age, he mastered the piano, guitar, bass and drums. Later on he used these skills and applied them to his approach to electronic music. His school with instruments helped him get accepted into West Chester University with a music scholarship. Since his early days, SKII has won over the ears of thousands of listeners through his unique, chill style. A style he developed through emotion and his European culture. He has worked in just about every electronic genre known, and is never afraid to embark on a new and uncommon projects. SKII is based out of the busy city of Philadelphia, a place he has called home all of his life. He was born and raised in the City of Brotherly Love and has always been in love with the city's talented citizens constantly pushing out more and more art. He began producing rap beats for a close friend, and after that friend decided not to pursue a career in music, SKII kept pushing forward. Day by day, he conquered different genres, while working alongside many different artists in the industry. Artists like Diplo and Timbaland influenced SKII for years, and he modeled his work after them until he crafted his own sound. SKII has been producing for many years, and will continue to do so, simply for the passion and love for music.
Kali - Curator | Visual Artist
There is nothing better in this world for Kali than to see others prosper and grow in their selected field of work as well as become a better human being. That is why being in the realm of creating experiences for anyone and everyone is very important to her. At 24 years old Kali is continuously becoming an influential figure for those in her area as she empowers her peers and others around her. She is also an artist whose work is heavily inspired by theology and her own life experiences. Not only that but Kali is in the process of finalizing her first book that highlights defeating self-loathing and focusing more on self-love. Her extensive background in the hospitality industry is the cherry on top to her passion and love in the arts and the curation of experience.
M•Dona - Producer | DJ
The soul-less dictionary of techno lore and turntablism. Ever since an early-age M•DONA, has lived in the fandom and symphony of dance music culture. Having a depth and instinctual repertoire of techno-ingrained beats comings with its whims and fallacies. On one hand you hold the potential to become a world-class DJ and artistic being you know you can be, and on the other, you drown inbetween the melodies of the plaform upon which you build your craft. and the dance culture. been a victim to the dance-culture boom.
Zela - DJ | Producer
Kevin Zelaya (ZELA) is a seasoned DJ from South Brunswick, NJ. Starting off as a percussionist at a young age, Zela had a knack for hard-hitting beats and various forms of rhythm & bass. Picking up the decks in late high-school, Zela perfected his craft and defined his skills in expertly melding electronic music at his will. Note-worthy, recent DJ-spots include "Harrah's Pool" in AC and "NOTO" in PHL. After picking up significant traction and notoriety after opening for quite a few recognizable acts, Zela took home 2nd Place in the Moonrise Festival - DJ Ovation Contest last year. With his fan-base continuously growing and his sound developing as a producer, it won't be long before Zela gets his break into the mainstream electronic-music festival circuit.
Vybz NYC - DJ
Vybz (Vybz) is a seasoned DJ from New York, NY. Born and raised in the beautiful Island of Jamaica, Vybz NYC is no stranger to the Music Industry. Music has always been a very important part of his life even at a young age. His father was the owner of a Major International Radio Stations, one of the largest in Jamaica at the time in the 80s. As a child he was always musically inclined, often times helping create playlists or DJ'n for fun, but it wasn't until years later that he realized music was no longer just a hobby, but his passion. While attending college in the US, he began to work toward perfecting his craft. For some DJ'n is a learned skill, for others it's a pastime, and for a select few it's a gift. Vybz NYC is one of those few. With his love for music, drive and talent, he is well on his way to becoming one of the industry's top DJs. Vybz is an open-format DJ, rooted in Reggae and Dancehall, and has been djing for over a decade in various genres. A graduate of Scratch Academy, he has toured and broke numerous records in NY featuring on up-and-coming artist mix-tapes and becoming a well-known name within the NYC club circuit.
Gsepp - DJ | Producer
Giuseppe Antoci, better known as GSEPP was born in elizabeth New Jersey, but raised in Woodbridge New Jersey. At a young age his love for music exploded and right out of highschool picked up his first set of mixing equipment. He started off by learning how to mix and was quickly interested in learning how to produce his own music. Falling in love with the EDM scene and all it has to offer, GSEPP began creating his own style and feel to his many EDM/Trap remixes as well as originals. His hard work and dedication to music has gotten GSEPP to a level that just a few years ago was only a dream. GSEPP released his first hit single " Higher " off of Wild Jokers record label and is in stores such as itunes, beatport, shazam, spotify and more. Aside from producing, GSEPP has played in many venues such as Pacha NYC, Veranda Bar & Grill, Dolce lounge, Rio Lounge, Orale Lounge, Bliss Lounge, Kanelas Lounge, Fire N Ice, Lucky Dublin, Dolce, Big Shots, Open House NYC, Hotoke Lounge, Golden Rail, and Aztek Hotel, and has spun alongside some of radios top DJs. Some big names include DJ Toro, DJ BeatBreaker, and DJ Jay Dhabi, all from 92.3 Amp Radio. GSEPP's style of mixing is very universal. He touches all genres as an Open-Format DJ and you wont be disappointed when hes behind the decks. Also, don't forget to click the links on the bottom left to follow GSEPP on all social networks!
Kritical - DJ
Kritical is a brand that was put together with fuel from years of experience and innate drive & talent. Kritical acoustically represents adrenaline, rhythmic flow, and explosiveness. As an artist, Krishna Yarabarla (Kritical) has been performing live since the age of 13. As he stands today, he has been in the entertainment industry for over a decade. Going by aliases DJ Krishna, DJ Kritical, and Kritical, he started playing music for close family and friends when he was about 6 years old. He played at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ at just 12 years old with then band, Unwanted Truth. As an artists, Kritical has delved into music production seeking a sound that is extremely robust, enabling him to light the stage up musically like scenes in a theatrical production. Towards his junior year in high school Kritical transitioned from live musical composition into digital production. He networked with local producers and DJs and taught himself with his first set of turntables, a mixer, and legacy platform, Traktor. Although it was a natural transition for Kritical, this paved the way for his introduction and inception into the private event industry and brand showmanship. As a DJ, Kritical vows to keep the crowds on their feet, never missing a beat. "You aren't hired to just play music, you're hired because people want you to play music that they can connect to and dance endlessly." Working and meshing with artists early-on in his college career Kritical continued to perform in the nightlife scene with peers such as Mikey P, now known as Purari, and many others. Progressing further in his career as an EDM-Performing DJ, Kritical made a recent debut during Miami Music Weekend at STORY playing alongside headliners Ryan Marciano and Sunnery James. Each year, during the early spring and summer months, Kritical is a primarily a private events DJ showcasing his work at various Weddings, Engagements, and other bookings spread across the Tri-State and East Coast. A previous member of Trifecta DJs, Kritical now works with DJ Vik Events & label, KOSIMO. Kritical acclaims to do close to 100 shows and bookings a year, having performed internationally, becoming masterfully proficient at DJing's technicalities, and delivering when it counts. As a producer, Kritical looks forward to working with artists like Sorab, Neel, and more on his future projects. Stay tuned, 2018 is going to be huge!
Chase 'n Treasure - DJ | Producer-Duo
Chase the Dream. Treasure the Journey. Based out of New Jersey, this highly-skilled music duo have been expanding their brand since the end of 2014. Focusing much of their time, talent, and energy building a strong brand and network of support, they intend to'CHASE THE DREAM'. In doing so, they have been working alongside professionals of the music industry, all while utilizing their own creative assets to further their potential. Each enjoys their own unique styles, skills, and interests, while combining them together for a collaboration like no other. It is clear that their potential for success is growing day-by-day. Understanding that, they know to treat every moment with appreciation, each person with affection, and all goals with the utmost dedication. They ultimately will ensure to 'TREASURE THE JOURNEY'.
Victor Propayne - DJ
Victor Propayne is an up-and-coming house DJ within the Tri-State.
Cleo - DJ | Producer
Cleo is a 24-year-old disc jockey and producer, who is managed by Akcire Enterprise and KOSIMO. He is a game changer for being an innovative DJ who consistently seeks to separate himself from the pack by creating and releasing originals that people find familiar by yet unique, allowing them to enjoy and vibe out. Overview: Cleo, 24, is a disc jockey and producer from Orange, New Jersey, known for his condition of having or being comprised of different elements. Many would define this as diversity, but he defines this as style. History: Cleo started his career 3 years ago, and has gained much attention and success. He has opened for big names at a concert level, such as, Grammy winners, he Chainsmokers, and Philly native, Chiddy Bang. Cleo has also gained recognition for his recent release, "Pulse" which has gotten more than 4k plays within 25 days of it's release. Past Events: Cleo's Warehouse Party took place in Hoboken, New Jersey, which was a warehouse party theme for all to enjoy. o Cleo SZN17 Event Series was a three-event series, which was located in Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey. o Both events were 18+/21. Today: As of today, Cleo can be found performing at home of Jersey's more elite bars and artist showcases in Jersey City, Newark, or Elizabeth, New Jersey. While he's not performing he focuses on being in the studio, creating and re-creating music and editing songs. Cleo is also currently working on a project that will feature "Pulse" called, "Szn7teen".
AL.X - DJ | Producer
Alex A.k.a "DJ AL.X" : Straight out of Passaic County New Jersey At 23 Years old, has been in the game for the last 6 years and has adapted a large name for himself throughout the years. His inspiration and first exposure to live DJ'ing which soon later ignited his career, was at the age of 16 at a local teen nightclub called "Bliss" in Clifton NJ where 92.3 AMP Radio: ScratchMaster "DJ-Yonny" performed a live set and AL.X was immediately influenced. He began as a bedroom DJ in 2011 making mixes, to eventually small gigs for family, friends, and communities. He was street educated by other local DJ's from school who heard his mixes on Soundcloud, saw his potential and took him on. By the age of 18, he won his 1st DJ contest which consisted of 26 other DJ's for best mix and a contract with "Don't Stop Entertainment". AL.X took home 1st place with the contract and an opportunity to perform with "TWRK" at The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair NJ in front of 500 people. His mix was declared winner before submission deadline. After 2 months under contract he started performing in other historical places such as Pacha in New York City, The Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ, even Bliss in Clifton where it all started. He was eventually given the position as head promoter and helped book artists such as: Nappy Roots, Chris Webby, Immortal Technique, FlipN'Gawd, Zaxx, Victor Niglio, and many more. DJ AL.X is an Open Format DJ Known for his style in blending, his uplifting energy on the stage, and his wide variety of catchy music with about 15 different genres to choose from. Venues played: Hookah lounges, Internet Radio Stations, Warehouse Parties, Catering Restaurants, Halls/Ballrooms Currently Under : KOSIMO, "HMK" - Heavy Mix Kings Record Pool, & "YAE" - Young And Established.
Alexandra McLeod - Curator
Alexandra McLeod or better known as the spearhead of Akcire Enterprise is a marketing based company focused on it's pillars pertaining to entertainment, event production, and brand strategy/music management. Founded by Alexandra McLeod, the company's primary focus is: "it's all within the experience". More often than not, one would forget an individual's name but they will never forget how that person made them feel. The company takes that same approach when interracting with clients and curating events.
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KOSIMO is Tri-State area based record label and event-curation company. The company's founders set upon a mission to bring music and vivid life-changing experiences to people all over the world. Whether it is a timeless private event or a night of debauchery, all of Kosimo's members and artists all embody the motto LIVE THE LIFE.