DJ KO Puts His Own spin On Country Music

Garners Attention For New Mix Tape, Must Be The Country

DJ KO Photo credit: Goldy Locks

(Nashville, Tenn. – May 7, 2015) – RIAA Certified Platinum producer, DJ and remixer, DJ KO, is taking music fans and industry insiders by storm with his unique form of music producing and remixing. The ACM-nominated DJ makes up half of the Platinum-producing duo, Phivestarr Productions, and has produced tracks and engineered custom remixes for some of Nashville’s hottest artists.

DJ KO’s most recent work includes production credits on The Lacs’ new album, Outlaw In Me, which is now available for pre-sale and is set to release on May 26. He also isCREDITED for producing a track on Sarah Ross’ forthcoming EP. Additionally, KO is a credited producer on The Lacs’ album Keep It Redneck, which hit No. 3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and No. 5 on the Billboard Rap Albums chart.

DJ KO’s music has also been featured in major motion picture “The Baytown Outlaws” (starring Eva Longoria and Billy Bob Thornton), and track, “City Come Alive,” which he co-produced with Matchbox 20’s Kyle Cook, is set to be featured in the upcoming film “The Adderall Diaries” (starring James Franco and Amber Heard). 

In 2011, DJ KO garnered an ACM nomination nominated for ACM Vocal Event of the Year for his work on “Cold Beer” by Colt Ford and Jamey Johnson. KO is also credited for producing the three-time platinum hit song “Dirt Road Anthem,” originally performed by Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford and re-recorded by Jason Aldean. The song was featured on Gilbert’s sophomore release, Halfway To Heaven, and had sold over a million copies, garnering KO a platinum plaque. 

He produced the official hit remix for Montgomery Gentry’s “Roll With Me,” and was co-producer on Dee Jay Silver’s debut album Country Clubwhich features remixes of Alabama’s Platinum hit “Dixieland Delight” (featuring Nappy Roots) and Carrie Underwood’s “Two Black Cadillacs” (featuring Dolly Parton). KO has also worked with Willie RobertsonThe LacsRhett AkinsJB and the Moonshine Band and Steve Miller Band

In addition, DJ KO has recently produced a promotional mix tape, Must Be The Country, which is currently making its way around Music Row. To listen to the mix tape, visit DJ KO’s official website at, http://www.djko.com/djkomustbethecountry/

A native of Puerto Rico, DJ KO has been playing premiere venues in every major market across the U.S. for more than 17 years. The ACM-nominated DJ is booked by William Morris Endeavors, and has worked with some of Nashville’s hottest acts, including Colt FordBrantley GilbertAlabamaand Big & Rich, as well as hip-hop acts Bubba SparxxxBoyz II Men and REHAB.

DJ KO is set to perform at the Mountain Home Music Festival in Boise, Idaho the weekend of July 31-Aug. 2 and will open for Florida Georgia LineBlake Shelton and Brad Paisley

A resident DJ at Atlanta’s premier venue Opera Nightclub for over four years, he has also performed at several prime time events including Ceasars Palace in Las vegas with Kid Rock, Redbull’s Thre3style DJ Battle, wrap parties for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “The Internship,”and has been the resident DJ for Auto Trader for the past three years. Additionally, KO has performed the National Finals Rodeo’s Buckle Zone at the MGM Grand in Las vegas. To view a video from KO’s NFR performance, visit his YouTube channel, or click here

DJ KO started DJ’ing in his hometown of Altanta, Ga. when he was just 17-years-old. Inspired by the Atlanta music scene, KO got his start after he purchased DJ software from the local computer store and began making his own mix tapes. Soon after, he bought his first set of turntables and began live DJ’ing at various events.

One of DJ KO’s greatest influences, and Atlanta underground DJ’ing staple, DJ Jelly, became his mentor. DJ Jelly opened many doors for KO, including introductions to some of the industry’s top executives, artists and producers, which lead to many opportunities in the Atlanta music scene. 

In addition to remixing, producing and DJ’ing, DJ KO also writes original music and is currently co-writing with some of Nashville’s finest songwriters, including multi- hit writer, Craig Wiseman

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For more information on DJ KO, visit www.DJKO.com and follow him on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.