Kamara are a Dutch Techno live act that has been making waves way beyond their hometown of Arnhem since 2015. From their first forays into making music under various guises, Kamara was formed in 2010 and has been steadily building their way up through the echelons of the electronic underground.
This past year the guys have unleashed material on A-list labels such as Tronic Music, RSPX, Global Underground, Sudbeat, Bush, Tulipa Recordings, SNOE, BluFin, Agile Records, Natura Viva, Pornographic Recordings and Proton, picking up remixes along the way from legendary artists such as Carl Cox, Ken Ishii, Oliver Lieb, Tom Hades, Daniel Nitsch / The Glitz.
Of course, records on these kinds of labels don’t go unnoticed. Their material has been played and championed by a wide range of their peer artists such as Nicole Moudaber, Christian Smith, Ken Ishii, Kölsch, Sian, Sasha, Technasia and Laurent Garnier, proving that labels and DJs alike are buying into the Kamara sound.
Their sound palette is wide-ranging within the techno sphere. From heavy repetitive techno with ethnic undertones to a more melodic yet driving tech house sound, their musical path comes from the inspiration they get from the many different musical cultures they incorporate into their tracks. These worldly influences are distinctively heard in their sets, which are underpinned by the universal sound of electronic music.
And because life isn’t all about making and playing music Kamara also invests a lot of time into their successful party Metamorphosa. This party create a space where the musical identity of Kamara gets a wider exposure and it offers a great opportunity to collaborate and perform with other artists.
Performances have been made at other leading events around the globe too, with festival and club appearances at Fusion Festival (DE) , Midi Festival (CN), Kommt Zusammen (DE), Ying Yang (Great Wall, China) Free Your Mind Festival (NL), Celia (CN), Echo Bay (CN), Crazy Lotus Festival (CN), Lantern (CH), Panama (NL) and The Mansion (CH). Midi Festival(CN), Here We Go (CN), Hangover Bar (CN), Mafa (CN), Bump, Vervo (CN), Downtown (CN), Electronic Midi Music Festival (CN), TAG, Void (CN), Arkham (CN),
Kamara has put itself on a fast track to success with the right balance of hard work and talent. With more material getting interested from established labels, you know Kamara are an act you will be hearing a lot more from.
Today, he joins the NUDE Techno podcast, with an hour of Techno. Listen to it below on SoundCloud & Mixcloud. If you are feeling this series, then please consider supporting it on Mixcloud Select.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
100% KAMARA techno live set without boundaries.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Ken Ishii & Kamara – Quinten (Powerplay EP, RSPX Records).
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Love for the music. We call it hardlounge.
Tell us about your next EP?
Ken Ishii & Kamara – Powerplay EP on RSPX Records.
Very special project for us, Named after our newborn nephew Quinten. And also we know Ken Ishii from the event in 2001 in Amsterdam RAI called Shockers. Enjoying his sound in the crowd. Now, more than 20 years later we are hyped to work together with Ken.
What have you got coming up?
A brand new release on Radio Slave’s special projects label: RSPX from ReKids. Looking forward to the upcoming live gigs. A brand new Metamorphosa release (META006) and upcoming comeback on Christian Smith’s Tronic Music.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Keep dancing to beat and spread the love for Hardlounge!
Kamara – The Daft Warehouse Project [Tronic]
Kamara – Solar [Tronic]
Kamara – Tokyo [unreleased]
Kamara – Futures Horizon [Tronic]
Ken Ishii and Kamara – Quinten [RSPX]
Kamara – Man and Machine [Tronic]
Kamara – The Ride [Metamorphosa]
Kamara and Man With No Shadow – Hangar Robot [unreleased]
Ken Ishii and Kamara – Powerplay [RSPX]
Kamara – Vangelis [Tronic]
Kamara – Godsend [Tronic]
Kamara – Aurora [unreleased]
Kamara – Searchlight [Metamorphosa]
Kamara – Endurance [Tronic]
Kamara and Man With No Shadow – Premium [unreleased]
Kamara – Le Labyrinthe Enchanté 2023 [Tronic]