Mathieu Koss is on the rise. The French, Nancy based DJ and producer’s reputation is growing rapidly. ‘Never Growing Up’ ft. Aloe Blacc was one of the biggest radio songs in France and Belgium in 2019, following up on his earlier streaming success ‘Big Jet Plane’ (with Alok) with more than 250 million streams. Last year he released collaborations with Ziggy Marley (‘Home’) and Lost Frequencies (‘Don’t Leave Me Now’), the latter starting in 38 New Music Fridays and ending up a Top 40 hit across Europe, with multiple golden & platina awards.
Working together with international artists shows Mathieu’s curiosity for development and finding new perspectives for his life and career. Back in the days, he spent an entire year in Australia to find out what he wants to do in life with his talents. Mathieu used to be a highly-respected chef in a restaurant with opportunities to work in well-known restaurants in Paris, but decided for his other career: artist, musician, DJ, producer. During spring and summer, he shared his secrets with his online cooking series ‘Cooking with Chef Koss’.
From a music perspective, Mathieu likes to discover new inspiration by travelling around the world and working with different composers and musicians. He does not copy the current chart songs but intends to create authentic dance pop-songs with great hooks and melodies. It takes a lot of patience and perseverance to do it this way, but it’s also more satisfying when it ends up in songs that you’re proud of and which you can share with your audience and followers. For instance, his performance at ‘La Fête de La Musique’ with Aloe Blacc, live on national TV in France, was a big moment for Mathieu: a confirmation of dreams coming true.
To continue his path, he has spent the winter in London, Stockholm, Amsterdam and back home in Nancy to work on new tracks. In the hottest period of the summer, he was not on a beach but in a dazzling hot studio in Berlin. Ironically his new single is called “ The Beach “ and has high expectations of becoming the next summer anthem.