London based, Mexican born Beto Cohen is Betoko, a producer set to perform at Jiro KL on the 6th April, has quickly risen through the ranks since first emerging in 2007. Having drummed in bands and played the guitar as a teen, he went on to co-founding a modelling agency and production company before moving to London in 2002 – a move which proved hugely important for his musical career.
It was here that he discovered a passion for electronic music, immersed deep in the city’s famous scene, before hooking up with the much-lauded Wow! Records – a label run by Amnesia Ibiza legend Mar T. Early releases from Betoko showed the man to have his own distinctive approach, joining the dots between tech, minimal and house music with great style.
Now he has an esteemed back catalogue, regularly picks up support from peers like Steve Lawler, Sven Vath and Marco Carola, whilst his tracks have also been licensed for use on TV shows like CSI, a number of advertising campaigns and Madonna’s Sticky N Sweet Tour. Of course, natural progression and a hunger for great new music means Betoko is now the head of his own two labels, Oko and Chilli Mint Music, both of which release quality house and tech on vinyl and digital and get charted by a top list of DJs.
The future holds many more releases for Betoko, adding to ones on Diynamic, Get Physical, Moodmusic and Audiofly’s Supernature, as well as many more gigs. In the past, these have seen him spin his infectious sounds at Europe’s uber-cool spots like Fabric in London, Amnesia and Ushaia Ibiza, Kater Holzig in Berlin and more. His release “Raining Again” on Diynamic has captured the world’s imagination and he is now set to continue to tour the world far and wide.
JIRO KL : 61-1, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur: Admission: RM40. RSVP call 011-3916 9629.