Aris Kokou - Deep Soul Space Records

Aris Kokou

Aris Kokou is a passionate musician, producer, and DJ from Athens, Greece. His music is a soulful expression of his love for life, and it resonates with listeners on a deep emotional level. Aris’s sound is a fusion of Soulful-Jazzy-African-Brazilian-Spiritual sounds that flow at various tempos, creating a dynamic and vibrant energy.


Growing up in the 90s, Aris was deeply inspired by the explosion of the electronic dance scene. He studied jazz piano and classical music, which helped shape his musical foundation. Aris is also influenced by a diverse range of musical styles, including 60s and 70s soul, acid jazz, drum and bass, house, disco, bossa, reggae, dub, techno, hip-hop, and R&B.


Aris began experimenting with his first workstation in 1994, creating reggae, dub, and drum and bass tracks. He co-created the projects “Intersperse” and “Eastern Strategy” with his childhood friend Bill Makris, producing tracks for the legendary labels Good Looking Records and Plastic City Suburbia.


In his mid-20s, Aris released a diverse, multi-genre LP titled “Seven Days in Heaven.” The album showcased his talent and versatility as a producer and musician, gaining a significant reputation in the dance music scene.


In 2006, Aris collaborated with Grammy Award-winning artist Jody Watley, remixing the track “A Beautiful Life” from her album “The Makeover” and co-producing the single “Candlelight” with Jody. The single reached 24th place on the USA Billboard Soul charts, solidifying Aris’s reputation as a skilled and talented producer.


In 2014, Aris founded Deep Soul Space Records, creating an environment for new and established artists to connect and inspire each other. The label’s focus on creating music that touches the soul has allowed Aris to build a community of artists who share his passion and vision.


In 2015, Aris and Alexandros Tsorbatsis formed The Truez, a band that focuses on neo-funk/soul/folk genres. Their first EP showcased their talents and passion for creating unique and engaging music that resonates with listeners on a deep emotional level.


In addition to producing music, Aris is a skilled DJ and live performer, playing live percussions and keys at special events, creating an unforgettable experience for his audience. He is also a tutor-producer at SAE institute, where he shares his knowledge and passion for music with his students, inspiring them to pursue their dreams.


In conclusion, Aris Kokou is a passionate and talented musician, producer, and DJ who creates music that touches the soul. His sound is a fusion of various genres and styles that flow at different tempos, reflecting his deep love for life and music. Aris’s work as a producer, musician, and label founder is driven by his emotional connection to music and his desire to inspire others. Through his music, Aris Kokou creates a sense of community, bringing people together and creating a deeper sense of connection and meaning.



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