Friday, February 1, 2008
One Hundred Project : James Kumo
What is on your stereo at the moment?
The forthcoming New World Aquarium album, deepness to the full!
3 records that changed your life. Why?
Underground Resistance - Galaxy 2 Galaxy
Why? Why do you think!!!
Kerri Chandler - Inspiration
Very warm track with emotional lead vocals from Arnold Jarvis.....very MOS in the mid 90's
Blake Baxter - Sexual Deviant
First heard this in 94 when Weatherall used to rock the 'Drum Club' at the Sound Shaft - dark!
What are you looking forward to?
My son being able to talk to me......(he's only 4 months at the moment!)
What couldn't you live without? Why?
Most memorable gig?
Easy - Killer Robot, Cape Town, December 2006 - they love their techno!
Who/what are your influences?
Tough one to call really.....so many. Early on it was Danny Rampling, Colin Dale people like that, basically any good DJ on Kiss 100 FM (back in the day), these days artists or labels like Delsin, Brendon Moeller, Chymera, Vince Watson, Aril Brikha, Toby Tobias, Todd Terje, Kaoru Inoue, Styrax Leaves, Deep Space Media, New World Aquarium, the list could go on & on...
What is the best and worst thing about the city that you live in?
Manchester, my adopted 2nd home.....well really, i guess the country side......it's very pleasant. Worst.....hmmm has to be the rain, it never stops!
Given the accelerated pace of modern culture, what are we due a revival in?
Bollocks to that......lets look forwaaaard.
None really....a few people who i admire and respect, for example like FK, how can you not admire or look up to someone who's been at the top of his game for over 25 years! Very little people achieve this.
Is there anything else that you feel that we should know?
Kumomusic Vol 2 will be dropping soon i hope - watch this space.
James Kumo - Kumo Blog Mix
Brendon Moeller - Lost And Found - Eskimo
Toby Tobias - Breakdown - Rekids
Kuniyuki - Earth Beats (Cloud Of Dust Guitar Dub) - Seeds And Ground
Kaoru Inoue - The Secret Field (Todd Terje remix) - Mule Musiq
New World Aquarium - Tresspassers - Delsin
Download it here.
James Kumo's first EP has just been released on Delsin sister label Ann Aimee. To buy your own copy you could always put in an order here.
For more information on James read here, and for more information on his EP read here or here.