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 left him bedridden for months and 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 electronic music, as public dancing was not allowed when he was younger in Japan and electronic music wasn’t as openly popular as in South Korea, 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” but they didn’t catch fire in Japan or were banned. So he promoted his music through friends and developed a following their under an alias. X knew right then what he wanted to do.
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 and their futuristic pulsating blended underground track was played at parties and clubs that entire summer and used in a film soundtrack.
X regained partial sight and now both continue to grow to new heights, not letting the past or doubts hold them back again.