DJ Kaito is the professional name of singer, songwriter, rapper and multi-instrumentalist Simon Bohnsack (a/k/a Destroyed Jeane). We first heard from the 23 year-old two years ago upon the release of his single “YT What You Have Done.” A native of Hanover, Germany, the young artist has been making music for years. By age twelve he played the mandolin, harmonica, and piano. Soon thereafter he started to write and record his original songs.
Since 2011 he has connected with fans and promoted his music through his YouTube channel “Vier Sterne Deluxe.” Ten years of music followed. In that time he released dozens of singles and albums. Now for 2021, in preparation for his upcoming tour through Germany, Austria and The Netherlands, DJ Kaito has released the compilation album, “10 Years.”
“10 Years” includes a little bit of everything from Bohnsack’s extensive catalog. From his debut single “6. October (Day of the Nation)” to a brand new version of his 2016 single “Roast Yourself,” each phase of his career is represented. The record showcases DJ Kaito’s diverse talents in multiple genres. He explores melodic rap with the piano chords and old-school beats of tracks like “Die Leiden” and “#lightningquader.”
In the cinematic trilogy “Abrechnung,” he incorporates strings and synths for a dramatic sound. The record takes a turn into some jazzy, funky territory on the songs “Unbequem Fernsehen” and “Siwato.” And DJ KAito even tries his hand at Metal/Prog-Rock on the anti-war track “Stopp Ramstein.” The record has a little something for every DJ Kaito fan, from acapella testimonials to Boom Bap beats and plenty of dramatic piano ballads.
Check out “10 Years” below. You can also hear the song “Die Leiden” on the Deep Indie Beat playlist. Follow the links below to connect with DJ Kaito. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the current and future projects from this talented young artist.