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Specialist Mix
14.06.2021

Leftfield sounds from Africa and the diaspora – Mixed by KMRU

Experimental Ambient

KMRU is a star in the making.

The Kenyan ambient artist – real name Joseph Kamaru – has garnered the attention of music fans worldwide over the last year thanks to his deeply moving output, and drifting, meditative sounds. In 2020, he released three LPs – Peel, Jar and Opaquer – with the former landing via Viennese experimental imprint Editions Mego. All three releases – plus last month’s album, Logue – signal an artist with a clear focus and boundless vision. 

Given his compelling approach to composition and arrangements, we thought we’d tap Kamaru for a specialist mix devoted to the sort of leftfield, experimental and ambient sounds he’s been quietly fashioning into something that sounds entirely unique to him. Kamaru’s mix showcases an array of tracks produced by Black artists from Africa, and the diaspora.

KMRU plays Intonal Festival 2021, which runs from 16–20 June.


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Wayne Phoenix – mood
Robbie Elizee – Twenty Eight
Slikback – AQ LI
Robbie Elizee – Tweaked at the Rend Cabaret
Ibukun Sunday – Lagos (Preface)
Imka – The Gorgeous Sleeper Cell 3
ISMAEL. – I
Valance Drakes – Expression of the Soul’s Desire to Escape
Kimina – Kepler
KMRU & Echium – unending
Citysynthesis – Sitaki Kuongea Mob
Space Afrika – dairyday4
Lionel Loueke – Fifa
Lamin Fofana – Searching for Memory
Nexcyia – Before Us
Forest Management – Hydro
Nailah Hunter – Bassin Bleu
KMRU & Echium – then, now
KMRU – Why Are You Here

Leftfield sounds from Africa and the diaspora – Mixed by KMRU

Leftfield sounds from Africa and the diaspora – Mixed by KMRU

KMRU is a star in the making.

The Kenyan ambient artist – real name Joseph Kamaru – has garnered the attention of music fans worldwide over the last year thanks to his deeply moving output, and drifting, meditative sounds. In 2020, he released three LPs – Peel, Jar and Opaquer – with the former landing via Viennese experimental imprint Editions Mego. All three releases – plus last month’s album, Logue – signal an artist with a clear focus and boundless vision. 

Given his compelling approach to composition and arrangements, we thought we’d tap Kamaru for a specialist mix devoted to the sort of leftfield, experimental and ambient sounds he’s been quietly fashioning into something that sounds entirely unique to him. Kamaru’s mix showcases an array of tracks produced by Black artists from Africa, and the diaspora.

KMRU plays Intonal Festival 2021, which runs from 16–20 June.

See Tracklist
Wayne Phoenix – mood
Robbie Elizee – Twenty Eight
Slikback – AQ LI
Robbie Elizee – Tweaked at the Rend Cabaret
Ibukun Sunday – Lagos (Preface)
Imka – The Gorgeous Sleeper Cell 3
ISMAEL. – I
Valance Drakes – Expression of the Soul’s Desire to Escape
Kimina – Kepler
KMRU & Echium – unending
Citysynthesis – Sitaki Kuongea Mob
Space Afrika – dairyday4
Lionel Loueke – Fifa
Lamin Fofana – Searching for Memory
Nexcyia – Before Us
Forest Management – Hydro
Nailah Hunter – Bassin Bleu
KMRU & Echium – then, now
KMRU – Why Are You Here
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