Breakdown with THE KIKI TWINS : Interview With KOKO DOZO
Breakdown with THE KIKI TWINS
THE KIKI TWINS sat down with cosmic space-duo Koko Dozo to try and better understand their ways of life through their sound.
Name: Koko Dozo- Amy Douglas and Polarity/1
What do you do? We make noise.
Where you are based: NYC
1. What is the most FIERTH thing about you?
P/1- We come from the planet Bazbador.
Amy D.- Our amazing music, which is funky, hot, sizzlin’ and soulful.
2. Describe what type of art you create.
Amy D.- It’s New York City life, as music.
P/1– We call it Global Funktronica and Post-Disco. We write the songs together; Amy sings them and I produce the tracks. It’s music for dancing.
3. What’s going on right now for you?
P/1- Our second album, an EP titled FEEL THE ZUZZ!, drops March 23 on Redstar Records. It’s a download-only release.
Amy D.- We are playing at Tufts University on April 2nd, and from there, we’re just gonna ride the wave.
4. Who’s on your radar? Who should we be keeping an eye on?
P/1- Buraka Som Sistema is a killer electro/hip hop group from Lisbon. They’re one of the few electro/dance club crews that puts groove in their shit; and I’m starving for groove. Issa Bagayogo, a Malian singer and n’goni player (6-string harp like a kora) who teamed up with a Parisian producer and makes a seamless hybrid of electronica and deep roots.
Amy D.- Sean MF’n Roberts- he’s an amazing DJ in a world where it would seem everyone with two fingers is a DJ. I’m also really feeling Maluca, Dam Funk, and Leif. Gotta also give my boys Freekbass and Tobotius a shout. Check out Junkyard Waltz, the album Freekbass just put out, it’s SICK!
5. What is something no one knows about you?
Amy D.- Koko Dozoans are 98% Cherry Jello.
P/1- This is a shocking untold Koko Dozo story: we’re not really from the planet Bazbador. We’re actually a couple of New York Jew humans (jewmans) who crave attention.
6. What are some of your pet peeves?
P/1- The American political system driven at the top by corporate money and the personal ambitions of politicians; and at the bottom by corporate media that delivers news and information as mass entertainment full of fuckin’ & fightin’.
Amy D.- People who lie, steal and are hypocrites generally do not get invited to dinner at Le Casa Amy. Unfocused people….nope, that’s a negatory. Oh, people who have no desire to learn and improve their intelligence levels piss me off.
7. If you could be anywhere right now do anything with anyone, tell us where, what and who it would be?
Amy D.- When my fantasy meter kicks in, I’m in London in a brand new flat, and my friends range from Jimmy Page to Christopher Bailey. We’d all be at Hoxton Bar And Grill talking fashion. Richard Mortimer of Ponystep would be there holding court. Pat McGrath would walk in, fix my makeup and then I’d get on stage with Jimmy and do every piece of the Led Zeppelin catalog I’ve ever wanted to do. An insane dance party would ensue after the performance of Larry Tee (now living there) on the 2’s and 4’s followed by Arthur Baker. This would happen every day.
P/1- In Brasil with my family and my toys.
8. Where can people find out more info about Koko Dozo and keep up with you?
One final question…
9.Are we there yet?
Amy D.– Honey, we are NEVER there yet. That’s why the ride is so fun!!! The minute you’re there, the ride is over! Who wants that?
Click “more ” below to see KOKO DOZO’s Live performance of ” Boom Chi ”