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James Kumo has produced a string of productions in his relatively short time as a producer, bringing synth driven techno of the highest caliber to the dance floor. First appearing for Amsterdam’s Delsin Records offshoot Ann Aimee, Kumo delivered Kumomusic Vol 1 as his debut production, back in 2008.‘Fluid’ a beautifully hypnotic house number, with seamless metallic percussion looped throughout, ‘Koma’, more low key as it presented a stripped down, 100bpm electronic chugger, whereas ’45 Days’ brought Kumo’s darker side into frame, with a synthline heavy stomper aimed directly for the dance floor.Kumomusic Vol 2 followed shortly bringing ‘Dreams ’ & ‘Alphawave’ a staggered flow of kick-driven rhythms, powerfully hypnotic and relentless synthlines which touched with a retro-acidic feel much like Redshape but also given a sheen of up-to-date production that sounds stunning on a big system.These two releases were heavily supported by international DJ’s, ranging from François K, Laurent Garnier, Radioslave, to Marcel Dettman, Ben Klock, Josh Wink, Rolando and many more.It were these releases which caught the attention of long standing US producer, and now Berlin based, Dan Curtin, signing Kumo’s services in 2009 for his Metamorphic Recordings imprint. 'The Deep', a slow burning tripper of the highest order, coming from the same school as Jeff Mills on a pedigree techno groove rubbed with the right amount of dark funk and space-head synth line ephemera. On the flip came, 'Space Dancer', another massively crafty groove marrying old-skool techno-house rhythm with mind meltingly lush chord sequences.Again, this release came with full support from a host of international DJ’s, particurly given Dan Curtin lent himself for remix duty, laying down a Detroit style house mix of ‘Space Dancer’.In mid 2010, came a release on Belgium’s Curle Recordings, entitled ‘The Rex EP’, featuring two tracks, ‘Coming Home’ a deep house track which was recently included in Poker Flat head honcho, Steve Bug’s ‘Green and Blue’ mix CD, for Berlin’s Cocoon Recordings, on the flip was ‘Back At The Rex’, a Detroit inspired techno track, similar to recent releases by Rolando, which again, like his previous ventures gained support from some of the worlds leading electronic DJ's, old and new.Other than his own projects, Kumo has seen him remix Franco Cangelli’s “My Electronic Soul”, for Italian label, Self Defence Records. Kumo stamps a hypnotic deep house sound, using sub basses layered with the main repetitive riff slightly fluctuating throughout the track, creating a unique presence. Whereas a melancholic pad gives the whole an emotional almost soul- searching feel.Meanwhile, amongst his busy production schedule, Kumo has been focussing heavily on his collaboration project, ‘Ku.Bo’, where with fellow techno producer, Roberto Bosco, the duo, remixing Sebastian Roya's 'Distancias de Noche' which dropped in March 2011, on Connaissier Recordings CINQ compilation, part of their 5th year anniversary celebrations. Also, their debut EP, for Self Defence records. A three track EP full of stripped down techno bombs, including a Brendon Moeller remix under his 'Echologist' moniker. Due for release in July 2011, along with other EP’s in the pipeline.Other projects in 2011 have included, EP's for Berlin based Falkplatz Records and more notably the recent launch of his own electronic digital label, [K:Music]. The first EP for [K:Music] featured tracks from Kumo himself, along with Berlin's Oliver Deutchmann (Falkplatz/Vidab) on remix duty. This hit the stores in July 2011, with DJ support from Rolando, Larry Heard, marcel Dettmann, Dan Curtin, Brendon Moeller and others....Following this will be a belter of an EP from Munich’s David Hausdorf, if you’re unfamiliar with David’s productions, just think Basic Channel !! This is due to drop late August, followed by an EP from Belgium's Ozka, along with a Kumo remix.So watch this space, the future is looking bright for James Kumo!

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