Now for something a little out of the ordinary. It’s time you sank into a cosy armchair, next door to KAMOONY. Born and raised in bustling Morocco, the producer has decided to keep things calm, creating what we’d refer to as beautiful ‘mood-setters’. Fayca kickstarted his musical forays 3 years back and exclusively works on an MPC, sampling traditional grooves from his childhood.
Clearly recalling the song and dance of times past, KAMOONY weaves North African instruments into his tunes. If you’re looking for something a little left-field, we suggest you start here with the ‘Peche De Vigne’ EP (‘peach of the grapevine’), a rare French treat by Alelah Records, that only grows in the last few weeks of August. We were lucky enough to grab the first record ‘Balak’ which is twelve and a half minutes of slinky jazz. African drumbeats, samples of human celebration and rising synths make this quite the track for someone who’s never before had an official release. We’re thinking this could be heard in the background as you meet up with your closest compadres at a bar, before launching into a night of mayhem. There’s a flavour of expectation and eagerness on ‘Balak’.
A long-time follower of Moodymann, Theo Parrish and Marcellus Pittman, here’s hoping he can one day warm the decks for these fellows. This is just the beginning for KAMOONY…