Kusogaki is a Japanese obscenity describing a bad-mannered child and would literally translate as something like “fucking brat”.

Being a natural born troublemaker and pain in the ass, this is what his mother would often call him. In 2017 KUSO GVKI surprised his audience with a stunningly sophisticated debut release that could roughly be categorised as future beats. The then only 16 year old prodigy impressed with a refined signature sound and elaborate arrangements that went far beyond the juvenile impudence that his name implied.

The extensive utilisation of the one and only TR-808 and a focus on bpm ranges between 50 and 70 are key elements to the sound of contemporary beat producer KUSO GVKI.