BOZO Greets: Jun Kamoda
A quick chat with Mr. Kamoda following the release of his latest EP: the weird and wonderful Body & Soul. If you fancy it: read all we had to say about his new sound here.
So where are you from?
I live in Japan.
What's going on in the Japanese music scene right now?
Recently, I'm almost existing outside the Japanese music scene, so I'm not sure what happens there. But I can say for a fact - Compact Disc is still alive in Japan. They are fine!
You're a person of many talents – do you have any methods for staying creative that our readers might like to learn about?
Forgetting the past enables me to progress in a new creative way. I’m enjoying now rather than the past.
Body & Soul is a lot different to your other tracks I've listened to so far. Why the change?
This track is a part of my musical range that I didn't get the chance to show yet. When I play my live set, I always play this track - the dancers go crazy and the adrenaline is pumping!
Name a few artists who have inspired your work.
What made you go back to Black Acre?
They asked me to send my music after Blind Disco EP was released. I sent them my demos and then they picked three tracks and proposed about a new EP. I chose the title “The Distorted Haunted Ballroom” for the new EP, because I was inspired by three tracks that they bundled together. It was a big session between Black Acre and I.
What are your plans for the future?
I’m gonna be launching a dubplate label for my art in the new year. I’m also working on new tracks in preparation for the first Jun Kamoda album.