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Olive Kimoto is a Los Angeles born and raised DJ and musician. Her sets range from driving somatic rhythms and floating synths, to leftfield 90s sounds and lush soundscapes to melt into.

 

She has shared bills with Jon Hopkins, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Nicola Cruz, Jenny Hval, The Field, and more across art museums, music festivals, and clubs.

Olive hosts the monthly NTS Radio show Liquid Mirror, as well as the weekly ROVR show Endless Spiral. She travels the world playing across other stations such as HÖR, Kiosk Radio and Seoul Community Radio. She is the cofounder of the Cocteau Twins dance night, Heaven or Los Angeles at Zebulon.

Her clients include Apple, Spike Jonze, Vans, Doubleblind Magazine, and Orange County Museum of Art.

Radio / Streams Played

  • NTS Radio (London / Los Angeles)

  • HÖR (Berlin)

  • Kiosk Radio (Brussels)

  • The Lot Radio (New York)

  • Seoul Community Radio (Seoul)

  • Baihui (Shanghai)

  • Lower Grand Radio (San Francisco)

  • KXLU 88.9FM (Los Angeles)

Venues Played

Los Angeles

  • The Echoplex

  • Zebulon

  • Belasco Theatre 

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

  • Lodge Room

  • The Ace Hotel Rooftop

  • The Hollywood Roosevelt

  • Hollywood Forever

Elsewhere & International​

  • Cakeshop (Seoul)

  • Latraac (Athens, Greece)

  • Part Time Lover HiFi (San Diego)

  • 12 Tónar (Reykjavík)

  • 8mm Bar (Berlin)

  • Tongro (Seoul)

Artists Performed With

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  • Jon Hopkins

  • Nicola Cruz

  • The Field

  • Gary Numan

  • Kelly Lee Owens

  • Jesus and Mary Chain

  • Boy Harsher

  • John Maus

  • TR/ST

  • Alessandro Cortini

  • DIIV

  • Black Marble

  • Mr. Twin Sister

  • Jenny Hval

  • Molly Nilsson

  • Green-House

  • Xiu Xiu

Styles

  • Ambient

  • Shoegaze / Dreampop

  • Electronica

  • Downtempo/Trip Hop

  • Techno

  • House

  • Breaks

  • International music (Club, disco, funk)

  • Post-punk / New Wave

  • Drum and bass / Jungle

  • Minimal Synth

  • Indie Rock

  • Leftfield / Synthpop

Clients

  • Apple

  • Spike Jonze

  • Vans

  • Doubleblind Magazine

  • Orange County Museum of Art

  • Galerie Half

  • Government of Iceland, Ministry of Culture

  • Golden Dragon Lunar New Year Parade

  • Tiyya Foundation

Contact

olive@olivekimoto​.com

+1 (310) 987-3180

  • Instagram

Select Stream / Radio Appearances

Electronica, Downtempo, Shoegaze, Ambient

Shoegaze, Trip Hop, Indie Rock

Techno, Breaks, House, Downtempo

Ambient, New Age

Electronica, Shoegaze, Downtempo

New Wave, Synthpop, Minimal Wave

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