“When we do finally go back into the main room there is a slight heart sink that it’s another drum’n’bass effort. That’s until looking down we realise that it’s just emanating from one guy sitting on a stool playing the beats out on a drum pad. Kamoni from NYC moves away from live drums imitating a d’n’b loop and uses the technology to use the electronic sounds and occasionally take a de-constructive approach to breaking down the tracks. That said he also knows how to get the party going. With much less for the sound desk to worry about, the Q has once more come into its own.”
Review from Q Club, Birmingham UK
All of Kamoni’s music is recorded and performed live and in real-time. No prerecorded loops are used although a laborious process of pre-production sound programming is involved for each sequence.
On stage, Kamoni’s solo assemblage of jungle beats, cerebral sounds, and chopped up samples has received an international audience as he implements a unique, dynamic use of percussion hardware controllers, synthesizers and software. In recent years he has performed throughout North America and Europe as his work has been featured in Electronic Musician, Sound on Sound, XLR8R, Remix, Computer Music, Knowledge, Keys and other publications.