Philosophy Of Sound (P.O.S) is the brainchild of Polish-born, Australia-based producer Martin K, also known for his work as KOshowKO.
Under the moniker ‘KOshowKO’ he released music on Emerald And Doreen, Clan Analogue and his own label Las Machinas as well as performed live at Renaissance Festival, Opoeia Festival, Electundra, St Kilda Festival in Australia and a tour across Germany.
Martin was also a finalist of the International Songwriting Competition in the Dance category in 2009 and his music videos have also been screened around the globe in a selection of film and music video festivals. He also had the opportunity to work with such artists as Chicks On Speed, Yello, Severed Heads and B(if)tek.
Based on the strength of early P.O.S demos, the artist gained the attention of Portugal based label Discotexas (home to Moullinex, Xinobi, Zimmer and Justin Faust among others). On Discotexas P.O.S released 2 singles and one EP (on 12” red vinyl), where among several tracks you could hear remixes from such artists as A.N.D.Y., Ilya Santana and Tronik Youth.
When working on P.O.S tracks Martin K often collaborates with a wide range of instrumentalists and vocalists and POS’s debut EP ‘Fragile Disco’ included vocals from Mereki (Goldroom, DCUP, Good Night Keaton) among several other musicians who contributed vocals, bass or electric guitar.
P.O.S’s single ‘Freedom, What For?’, which delivered not only food for the feet but also for thought, raised the bar in conscious dance music lyrics. It’s been accompanied by an ultra-cool video with world first interactive elements and it spent 4 weeks in Beatport’s ‘top 30’ sales chart. The music video for the song ’Fragile Disco’ enjoyed extensive airplay on the iconic Australian ABC’s TV program Rage and was also selected for the ABC’s TV online streaming system (iview). The video featured P.O.S performing the song with a collection of innovative visual music production tools, including several iPad apps.
Apart from TV airplay P.O.S’s tracks have been aired on various international radio stations, including a retrospective 1 hour long DJ mix for the Polish national ‘Czworka’ radio, where a selection of past and previously unreleased Martin K projects and remixes have been presented to Polish listeners.
Philosophy of Sound has produced reworks of Flight Facilities, Leonard Cohen and Queen’s songs, all of which were met with acclaim from international music blogs and received international radio airplay. P.O.S also delivered a remix of ‘Cairo’ by the Polish trio Kamp! for ‘Discotexas’ Bucket of Love Vol. 2’ album and an exclusive track ‘Ugliest Twenties’ with lyrics written by Tom Ellard (from the iconic act Severed Heads), for Clan Analogue’s Severed Heads’ tribute compilation album ‘Headspace’.
In 2016 after performances at the Melbourne White Night festival and live shows in Poland and Australia, P.O.S took a hiatus when Martin not only worked on 3 musical side projects but also gained a doctorate in remote music collaboration.
In 2023, Philosophy of Sound is finally returning with new collaborators and new single releases. And there’s more to come!