EarlyGame Artist of the Day: KOKA

Today, we're introducing you to KOKA.

Koka artist of the day
KOKA is EarlyGame's Artist of the Day. | © KOKA

KOKA is the solo project of artist Dora Koka.

Born and partly raised in Albania, the Berlin-based musician left behind a successful career in Architecture to solely focus on KOKA: a 90s inspired blend of ethereal electronic, art-pop and emotional songwriting.

Embellished with energetic, delicate melodies and hypersensitivity, her music is her safe space, used as a vessel of creative expression and personal healing.

Performing live, either solo or accompanied by a band, KOKA’s shows are a display of her authenticity. She captivates her audience with an open heart while immersing herself in cinematic soundscapes and honesty as a refuge.

Having released a handful of singles and landing a spot in the acclaimed compilation ‘Listen to Berlin 20/21’ with ‘Let Them Know’, KOKA is set to release her debut album in early 2022, in partnership with Unfug Recordings based at Riverside Studios Berlin.

Who's your favorite video game music composer?

Akira Yamaoka (also Austin Wintory and Yoko Shimomura)

What’s your favorite video game?

Minecraft, Silent Hill

What game inspired you to do music?

Silent Hill

What video game are you currently playing?

No time to play ;)

Would you ever like to write music for video games? What would it be like?

I definitely would, and I believe it would be a mixture of so many inspirations but hard to put in words.

How important is music for video games / video games for music?

I believe it is 50% of the fun.