The records of Stefan ‘DJ Koze’ Kozalla produces are born from an unconditional, almost geeky devotion to music. A sentiment palpable down to the smallest details. Apart from Kanye West and Jamie xx, it’s rather difficult to name a figure who synthesizes the common ground between different genres in such revelatory ways. No wonder Pitchfork awarded DJ Koze’s timeless masterpiece Knock Knock with an 8.8. The album feels like a portal to the German record collection, an autobiography of sound: funky, playful, sensitive and warm. With DJ Koze manning the rims, we can already declare Best Kept Secret 2019 as one for the books.