AKKO (Andrew Koalska) is a music producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist from Saint Paul, Minnesota. With his oldest roots stretching back to classical piano and guitar training, things began to make sense when digital production became approachable in 2011. However, it wasn’t until 2013 that connections to the worlds of electronic music and DJing really began to inspire him. A role at the grassroots promotions company Hydrive Shows was a vessel towards friendship, community involvement and gigs - which would lead to AKKO. From house parties to popular clubs and venue in the Twin Cities, it has always been more about sharing the love for music rather than an ego driven venture.
Andrew landed a career defining role at Dubzoo in London, UK in 2015 which would lead him down a career path in music. Inspired by the electronic music communities in house, techno, UKG and beat scenes, he found a lane after what had been years of soul searching through hip-hop, EDM, funk and indie sounds.
Today - Andrew DJ’s and produces under the AKKO moniker, and is a host and contributor to various multi-media art events across the Twin Cities. Alongside Mike Johnson, he founded Eunoia Studios; an agency that seeks to build digital tools and physical experiences to empower independent artists.