Chicago-based Kate Simko is a classical pianist turned house/techno producer. Drawing from a wide range of influences, she combines her sense of melody and structure with her dance music roots in Chicago house and Detroit techno. Whether playing live or DJ’ing, Kate’s selection maintains warmth and soul, full of funky bass lines and loose rhythms.
Growing up studying piano and music theory, Kate discovered underground dance music during her teens and began DJ’ing on college radio in the late 90’s. In 2001, Kate moved to Santiago, Chile, where she continued her studies in music composition and met Andres Bucci. Bucci and Simko combined forces and recorded two records together as Detalles (Traum , Kupei Musika).
Back in her hometown of Chicago, Kate is continually striving to evolve as an artist, combining her wide range of influences into her own music, creating a unique personal sound that crosses genre borders, blending rich textures and melodies with funky bass and groove.