‘Never Growing Up’ from Mathieu Koss and Aloe Blacc was one of the big 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. The French, Nancy based DJ and producer’s reputation is growing rapidly.
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. So now he’s only cooking for family, friends and friended DJ’s, as well as sharing 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 come true.
To continue his path, he has spent the entire winter in London, Stockholm, Amsterdam and back home in Nancy to work on new tracks. You can say that Chef Koss has a lot of new hits on the stove – which one is boiling first?