Deriving his name from the letters within the word kaleidoscope, the mysterious Das Kope has a lengthy history of adhering to a DIY ethos. Frequently creating in solitude, the Brazilian-born, Southern California-based psych-pop multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and producer does everything himself: he writes and plays every note of his material, produces everything, and even creates animated visuals that accompany his work.
Thematically, his work focuses on his journey from São Paulo to Los Angeles, where a seemingly infinite run of ideas kept him hostage — figuratively speaking — in his Hollywood apartment. Das Kope’s full-length debut, Where I Live (2020), is an eerily fitting apocalyptic and lysergic portrait of a rebellious and boundary-pushing artist in isolation.
Developing a sound that some have compared to Tame Impala and Ariel Pink with a “Beach Boys trapped in a Black Mirror episode" vibe, Das Kope has built up a profile touring with STRFKR — and has had tracks featured in the Fresh Finds and Modern Psychedelia playlists on Spotify, who also acknowledged his self-made visuals as “groundbreaking.”