Gofi is a Berlin-born DJ and a co-founder of the Bass Gang Collective. He was deeply influenced early on by music from his African heritage. His signature “hip hop Afro club” style is informed largely by travel—he’s lived in Paris and London as well as in Berlin. Gofi started the hip hop DJ collective Bass Gang in Berlin in 2012 together with Minoto (the two grew up together in Berlin’s Friedrichshain neighborhood and were in the same dance troupe).
In an effort to distance themselves from Berlin’s legendary techno scene, the two DJs began to host parties (Nachtbarschaftsbass) and play music they felt better represented their own experiences in the Hauptstadt. Bass Gang’s five crew members (Minoto, Gofi, Ostblokkk, J.Cloud and Tuan:Anh), have unique styles but are united by a love of early 00s hip hop and r&b. Their sets fuse underground sounds from UK funky, garage, grime, and jersey club to kuduro, zouk and ghetto house. On Saturday, February 4th, Bass Gang will take over YAAM’s third floor and represent the recent and ongoing diversification of the city’s club sounds.