Origin:
Oslo, Norway
Decades:
1999-present

The story of Kimito Lopez begins in Oslo, Norway. His early interests were nothing along the lines of smokefilled innercity dancefloors, but rather on the football pitch or on the ice, firing pucks. His definining passion however, surfaced when Kimito found his love for electronic music, brought to life by the now classic, late 90s trance compilations such as Magik and Forbidden Paradise. Iceskates and football jerseys were put in the closet, and melodic trance was blasting from his bedroom speakers. After loving the music and its captivating soundsphere for years, turntables were brought into the home, closely followed by an ever mounting collection of vinyl records. Over the course of a couple of years, several smaller Oslo venues set the stage for Kimito's first appearances as a DJ. Then from 2002 and on, things really started shaking. Kimito guested many higher profile domestic clubnights as well as promoting his own parties with his crew of likeminded enthusiasts and friends. With two nominations for "Clubnight of the year" in an Oslo nightlife-guide (2004 and 2007) things were starting to look bright for the half hispanic half norwegian kid from the Norwegian suburbs. In 2007 he received a nomination for "DJ of the year" in the same magazine, next to shooting stars like DJ Cave and house scene heavyweight veterans such as G-Ha. Besides rocking numerous norwegian dancefloors, Kimito has also visited several dutch clubs as well as the legendary, no longer existing Turnmills in London, setting the pace for the future! Production came as a natural ingredient for an evergrowing appetite for good tracks. Kimito worked hard while gradually building his studio, finally landing him releases on high quality trance labels such as Black Hole, Armada, Intuition, Five AM and Drizzly recordings to name a few. All of his tracks have been supported by the world-elite of trance DJs such as Tïesto, Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond, Solar Stone, Ronski Speed, Menno De Jong and so on. While we are at it, his tracks can also be found on CD compilations such as Tïesto's In Search of Sunrise, In Trance We Trust, Ministry of Sound and Goliath. Undoubtably, Kimito is now a well established name in the trance circuit, with several new smoking tech and trance tracks waiting to be unleashed at a club near you. Keep your eyes peeled, the voyage has just begun.