Artist Spotlight: DJ Kaito

When people think of rappers, they usually think of an artist who has grown up with a hard life, spitting about the struggle or the trap life. But DJ Kaito's story is anything but. He grew up as 
Simon Bohnsack, the son of a tax consultant and a dental assistant in Hanover, Germany. Now, better known under the psyeudonym Destroyed Jeane "DJ" Kaito, an extremely talented, brave, and resilient   MC setting Europe ablaze.

To be fair, Kaito's relatively sheltered upbringing -- he played the harmonica and piano -- have crucially helped him in expressing himself through music. In 2011, he got on YouTube and "tried it out" for himself. His channel, "Vier Sterne Deluxe," is filled with cover songs, remixes, and his mix tape "DJ Kaito Nr.1." A year later, he released an independent - and solo produced - single for the first time --"6. October (Day of the Nations)."

After the viral success of the music video, further mixtapes and EPs were released. In 2013 Simon released the concept mixtape "Das Vermächniss der RST" which consists of syllables without meaning. Due to the interest of the fans in this kind of music, which from now on is known as RST, songs of this kind by Simon have been released until today.

In 2015 the RST music video "Don't wanna be a Quader" from the Best of Album "Best of DJK" became a viral hit. After the success of the music video and the album, Simon toured Germany (2016) performing in Hamburg, Braunschweig, Düsseldorf and Hanover. 

 2016 also brought DJ Kaito one of his most successful albums-- #LightningQuader.

In the meantime, he collaborated with various artists such as Paula P'Cay, Sintakk, Diehlenbrothals on the music project, WAMP.

In 2017, Kaito dropped "Truthrap" featuring Sintakk. His flow is crisp, his swagger is official, and the video has been viewed thousands of times on YouTube.  

By 2018, Destroyed Jane was ready to express himself more fully. He came out as a pansexual and stepped back from the music scene to have time for himself. Despite this, he still appeared on the 4th Nationwide vigil in Berlin with greats such as The Bandwidth, Ukavalli or even Kilez More. 

In 2019 he returned with the album "Signal kommt."

Simon shows no signs of slowing down. For 2021 he announced  he will embark on a 10 Year anniversary tour through Germany, Austria, The Netherlands and UK. You can learn more about the tour here: