K O I B I T O
Koibito is a multi-instrumental duo based in Long Beach, CA. Lush, hard-hitting beat production anchors their experimental composition, while textured guitar loops and off-kilter flute melodies transform the ambient undertones into cinematic soundscapes.
Formed in 2017, Koibito (“lover" in Japanese) is the lovechild of producer Shaine (fka Abbyss), a member of the Long Beach collective GRN+GLD, and onu blu, a multi-instrumentalist and former frontwoman of the psychedelic rock band King Kang. The project originates from their ten-day journey through Tokyo and the countryside of Fujikawaguchiko last fall.
The duo released their debut EP Elian in January 2018 and has covered a lot of ground since, playing across Southern California, Europe and the Pacific Northwest. They have performed on Red Light Radio, High Heal's Paris showcase, Simplon Poppodium, Dublab, KXLU, Music Tastes Good Festival, Hakuna CBD stage at Lightning in a Bottle, Superchief Gallery and many more DIY venues in the greater Los Angeles area. Their dynamic performances allow them to share a bill with heavy metal bands just as naturally as they would with solo producers.
Koibito is currently working on another EP, slated for early 2021.