K.O and X’s story is one of hardship, sacrifice and determination.
K.O and X are brother and sister twins who grew up in a poor area of Japan. Since they were kids their parents had high aspirations for them to be successful so they wouldn’t struggle as they did. So against warning of a family curse if they left Japan the family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in California.
While the family immediately found wealth in a new community and new job they were devastated when X developed a disease that not only left him bedridden for months but also left him blind. The family curse came into mind and his mom devastated carried the guilt.
Already a shy kid, X spent following months inside his room hiding and becoming a recluse, spending countless hours just listening to music. He eventually developed a love for electronic music especially old school from Prodigy then on to Calvin Harris, Skrillex and Avicii but also other forms of music from hip hop to pop.
He told his family although blind somehow the electronic music helps him “see” through music, the vibrations hit off walls and objects and he can actually see shapes and object. The doctors were amazed at this gift after running tests and verifying his stories to be true.
Although his father did not understand he was happy his son was opening up more and found happiness again. He granted his sons wishes in turning part of the garage into a music studio. His son quickly started learning how to use turn tables, keyboards and playing the guitar. After a few years he started posting his remixes and tracks online under the moniker “X”. After years he finally created a hit track called “Drop that Bass” which was streamed over 500,000 times before it was banned and removed in China.
X knew right then what he wanted to do but his shyness and doubts about his looks prevented him from performing. His sister tried to build him up with no avail. So she helped him develop a look that made him feel a little more comfortable being seen in public. X became an instant local celebrity known for his variety of large dark glasses and hoodie.
Fascinated by her twin’s gift and growth, his sister started spending more time with him learning more about electronic music hoping to build his confidence but she also became fascinated with music as well. Her love became so great she left veterinary school and learned how to use music software, DJ turn tables and they experimented with their own sound that combines various elements of electronic genres. She took on the name K.O, acronyms for her name but also vowed to KO all who challenged her. They called themselves “The Evo” meaning evolving style of multi genres.
They released several blended high energy party tracks but the track that really blew up was “The Bang Theory”. The futuristic pulsating blended track was played at parties and clubs that entire summer and used in a film soundtrack. They performed their first show that summer and quickly developed a cult following in the US and even more in Australia and Japan.