Joseph Kamaru, aka KMRU is a sound artist, experimental ambient musician, and DJ raised in Nairobi, Kenya, and currently based in Berlin where he is a Master’s student in Sound Studies and Sonic Arts at the Universität der Künste. His delicate, textural compositions blend field recordings and indigenous sounds with expansive, hypnotic drones. Initially producing beat-driven music, he earned international acclaim for his ambient works, such as the 2020 full-length Peel on Editions Mego.

Why KMRU ?

“KMRU got our attention from his very first release he released by himself. An exceptional artist, hailing from Africa using basic equipment on his releases has soon gained attention and interest from the scene. For Reworks he has delivered a unique set where he collaborated with a Greek collective of visual artists creating and audiovisual project. We believe he has a bright future, with more and more attention towards his works.”

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