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Get to know Klose One, the Rinse FM resident mixing the sound of London

The 33-year-old's crates hold a wealth of funky house and techno to hardcore and progressive

  • James Ball
  • 6 November 2018

The term ‘DJ’s DJ’ is often rinsed to the point of cliché, but it’s hard to argue that Klose One hasn’t earned it. He has a regular slot on Rinse FM and recently played in front of 10,000 people at Leeds Festival, while Dusky, Artwork, Gorgon City, Paleman and My Nu Leng all cite him as a firm favourite.

While not an entirely new name, in the past he hasn’t received the plaudits some of his peers did, largely because he built his career solely as a DJ rather than as a producer. This is something he began to remedy in 2013 with his debut 12” ‘Trigga’s Tale/Slippery’, and in 2016 he released ‘One One One 01’ as One One One, the all-analogue project he runs with fellow Londoner Claus Fuss.

For now, he is looking to keep the two aliases separate, DJing as Klose One but using One One One as his main production outlet. “I always wanted Klose One to be about DJing, but my first release felt right,” he explains. “However, it’s quite hard to release music when your career is built on DJing. You have to ask yourself, ‘Does the music complement what I’m doing? That’s where the alias came in.’”

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