Jun Kamoda - The Distorted Haunted Ballroom EP
Japan native JUN KAMODA has been a long been a key creator, lending his hand to many segments of the local scene across the past 15 years. Following his last funk spirited release, ‘Blind Disco’, on BLACK ACRE, JUN KAMODA returns to the seminal Bristol imprint with a killer new EP, again ramping up the carnival vibes. KAMODA’s latest offering, ‘THE DISTORTED HAUNTED BALLROOM EP’ offers three fresh tracks from the colourful artist – BODY & SOUL, (((BYE))), and DOPEY FORESTS – a tripped out, twisted journey. ‘THE DISTORTED HAUNTED BALLROOM EP’ drops 24th November 2017. A man of many talents, Jun has produced art under his Illreme moniker, as member of Hip Hop trio, Baleine 3000, and as cartoon illustrator (Usca.) His forays into music have lead to work with revered global labels, think Mister Saturday Night, Black Acre, Mall Grab’s Steel City Dance Discs and more.
Opener and lead track, BODY & SOUL is a raucous jam. Killer, frenzied percussion, short riffs and vibrant erratic trumpets fuse industrial elements with far-flung balearia, teasing between warehouse rave and rainforest ravine. Second track (((BYE)) is a hazy, hypnotic cut, BODY & SOUL’s wild elements rolling into a tug of war between arcadian bleeps and lawless euphoria.DOPEY FORESTS offers up a less frantic but still slamming dance floor ready slice of dreamlike vocals paired with driving percussion. A mesmerising, final jaunt to round out ‘THE DISTORTED HAUNTED BALLROOM EP’ with an ethereal, spooky stomp.
2016 saw KAMODA garner global attention with ‘The Clay EP’ dropping on revered NYC Imprint, Mister Saturday Night. That killer cut, Physical Graffiti, was a glimpse of what’s to come. Affiliated with Berlin’s Dirt Crew Recordings, Mall Grab’s Steel City Dance Discs and Black Acre – Jun has caught the attention of the dance floor elite with his playful, yet experimental grooves. This release sees the return to BLACK ACRE, with ‘THE DISTORTED HAUNTED BALLROOM EP’ nodding towards his previous video-game soundtrack productions, while showcasing the club ready oddities with which he is synonymous – infectious and immaculately produced. Undeniably an ideal fit for forward-thinking Bristol based imprint, BLACK ACRE, who celebrate their decade in the game this year. Rejecting genre constraints, BLACK ACRE focuses on championing talented artists pushing boundaries – working with the likes of Romare, Clap! Clap!, Rocks FOE, Connie Constance, Prayer and more across recent years.