Sleep Less Records and Kumarachi are celebrating the year’s success with another killer drum and bass mixtape from Kumarachi. Kumarachi released his first single with Sleep Less Records in August with a track named “July.” (Click here to check out “July” on Beatport!) Kumarachi is a hugely talented up-and-coming producer from Nottingham whose music can be heard on MSN Messenger’s advertisements aired on TV in 2012 and has many other credits under his belt. Badass guy, badass music, badass vibes.
1. Octane/DLR feat. Break – Murmur
2. Wickaman/hoodlum/mavrik – One Scratch
3. Mampi Swift – Gangster
4. SPY – Favela
5. Total Science – Dramaz
6. DJ Chap – Cybernetics
7. DJ Rusty – Smoke One
8. Culture Shock – Troglodyte
9. Dimension feat Cyantific – Detroit
10. Cyantific – Tomorrow People
11. Wickaman/Hoodlum/Mavrik – Yes I
12. Nail Biter – Big bad Bass
13. Mikal – Foundation
14. Landslide – Its Not Over ( Influx remix)
15. North Base – Future
16. Dismantle – Witch
17. Landslide – Its Not Over ( Influx UK’s Dig Deeper remix)
18. Critical Impact – Only Girl
19. Kumarachi – Shadows And Headlights
20. Delta Heavy – Turbine
21. Frankee – Pandorum
22. Icicle & Commix – Ultra Clean
23. Kumarachi – July
24. Kirk Spencer feat. Marita – Scars ( Kumarachi RMX )
Kumarachi started producing with Nottingham based Hip hop innovater Pete 1st Blood, and found more than a passing interest in fusing genres together. Whether it be the Hiphop, Drum & Bass and other electronic elements of his productions with 1st Blood, or the traditional Indian sounds and Dubstep of some of Kumarachi’s tracks there is usually a varied pallet of sounds involved. 1st Blood originally signed to Tricky and Chris Blackwell’s “Brownpunk” Label and “Blue Mountain” publishing. Kumarachi still actively collaborates as part of 1st Blood and is part of the 1st blood live band.
2011 began with a huge show of support for Kumarachi from BBC Radio, with Bobby Friction championing Kumarachi on his BBC Asian Network show. The tracks “Bombay Sapphire”, “Keep Moving”, “Return”, ”Chasing Ghosts”, ”Midnight”, ”Chrysalis” and “Satellite” have all been play listed and on heavy rotation on Bobby Friction’s and DJ Kayper’s BBC Asian Network shows. This support also lead to Kumarachi earning a feature as a BBC Introducing Artist in January of 2011, being asked to do a 30 minute guest mix feature on the Friction Show and a “Friction Lab” remix feature as well as “Return” being played on BBC Radio 1 by Huw Stephens.
“..After hearing that, if i ever meet him I’m going to fall at his feet sobbing.” – BBC’s Bobby Friction after hearing “Keep Moving” by Kumarachi.
Towards the end of 2011 BBC 1XTRA’s DJ Q has been supporting Kumarachi’s remix of fellow Nottingham artist Nina Smith’s – “Lonely Heart Club” on his 1XTRA UKG M1X show and is promising to support well into 2012.
Rinse FM DJ’s Allbury and SK Vibemaker have also been supporting Kumarachi over the past year, most recently the track “Street lights” (with Roy Merchant and Grainne O’Neill) which has also featured on an MSN advert ( www.bringyourworldtolife.com ) and been published and released by KPM Music LTD.
Kumarachi’s Drum & Bass has also received great support on Bassdrive Radio from Komatic (Spearhead + Technique Records) playing tracks “Make Your Way”, “Someday”, “I Want To Stay”, “July” and “World Without You” as has Fiasco on Passion Radio Bristol.
Kumarachi is also a resident DJ on Rogue FM (www.roguefm.com), each week the show aims to showcase new Drum & Bass, Dubstep and Bass music in general. It also gives Kumarachi a platform to give give new, unheard and up and coming producers who’s music he likes some airplay alongside more familiar names.
Live DJ performance’s over the past year have included shows at some of Nottingham’s smaller venues like Ride Bar and Nottingham Contemporary to the bigger Nottingham clubs Stealth and Gatecrasher at nights such as Louder, Rogue FM nights and the now legendary Basslaced.