Born from a series of dreams, the name KYOSi represents a character fascinated by sound, math, symmetry, beauty, wonder and color. Shows meander between verse and chorus style future-pop to deep, floor-opening doomsday bass, sampled laughter, pointed political criticism andexperimental sampled sounds.
New York-based artist, KYOSi, and her impassioned new EP, Negative Space, “a powerfully defiant anthem for the underprivileged and voiceless…dances under the rifts of KYOSi’s ethereal vocals, graciousand composed in its rage. ” (EARMILK) The three-track release is a blend of ethereal pop, folk, and nods to jazz. Negative Space takes listeners on a journey through grief and anger by exploring themes ranging from class politics, race and gender issues, to the coercion of capitalism. The EP serves as a political commentary on the current administration and the injustices being faced nationwide.
KYOSi is the alias for multimedia artist, Dani DiCiaccio, who places value in the aesthetics and creativity of the visual arts. The artwork for the EP includes many symbolic images in an eclectic way that represent each track specifically, and are all unique from the standard, “cookie-cutter” artwork other artists may use. She also received international recognition, taking her performances to Berlin, Prague and back to Brooklyn.
After studying voice at the Eastman School of Music, Ithaca College, KYOSi began producing music in 2008, while also managing a non-profit music studio for inner city youth and singing backup vocals for a band based in Ithaca, NY. KYOSi moved to New York in 2011 to expand her musical knowledge andgrow as a solo artist. She subsequently released two EPs under her former pseudonym, More Dani, gaining recognition for her genre-bending mix of pop, electronic, hip hop and Caribbean music. Her music blends live instruments, found sounds, pre-recorded audio and electronics, topping off this mix with a trained and carefully crafted vocal style.