Vinyl Revival artist in residence: DJ Kool Akiem

Vinyl Revival artist in residence this September-October at Minneapolis Central Library, DJ Kool Akiem is a renowned DJ of 20 years, music producer and pioneer of the Twin Cities hip-hop community.

Check out Akiem’s curated vinyl picks in the Vinyl Revival listening room through the end of October, featuring 53 selections from artists such as James Brown and GZA aka The Genius. See the full list of records available for listening.

The listening room is located on the third floor of Minneapolis Central Library in room N-301. Reserve online or check in with staff at the third floor information desk to access the room.

Learn from Akiem at related events

As DJ and producer, Kool Akiem has toured nationally and internationally and produced critically-acclaimed albums released on notable record labels. He pushes the boundaries of DJ technology itself with inventive modifications of audio equipment. Akiem taught History of Hip-Hop at McNally Smith College of Music, currently serves on the COMPAS teaching artist roster, and mentors youth and emerging artists.

Two opportunities to learn from DJ Kool Akiem this fall:

Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.