Having shared the stage with successful artists such as Datsik, Icona Pop, and Waka Flocka Flame, K-LO (Kyle Shortman) is no stranger to the energy of live music. Pulling from different styles like Trap, Future Bass, and Tropical House to form his signature sound, his previous original productions and remixes as part of Producer/DJ duo "Out Of State" have garnered hundreds of thousands of plays and been picked up by media outlets like Middle Tennessee Music, RageJunkie, EDMPost, Danceandrave, and Paradoxium. Hailing from suburban New Jersey but currently a student at Middle Tennessee State University's audio production program, he has a wide variety of experience, having played nightclubs, private events, and festivals.
The lotus flower is K-LO's official logo and is found on all of his artwork and serves as a symbol of overcoming adversity and finding beauty in the sometimes cumbersome negativity of everyday life. Often times in life all it takes is a hint of creativity to see the opportunities that adversity provides us with. It is through this adversity that K-LO's artistic vision was born, allowing him to share his music and message of positivity with the world. “Everyone knows we need to have mud for lotuses to grow. The mud doesn’t smell so good, but the lotus flower smells very good. If you don’t have mud, the lotus won’t manifest. You can’t grow lotus flowers on marble. Without mud, there can be no lotus.” ― Thich Nhat Han
Videography by Trevor Masterson (TMAS Productions)