Daisuke Tanabe, CEE & Kumail
14 September 2018
Daisuke Tanabe is a music producer from Chiba, Japan. The former art student who also lived and worked in London for some years is currently based in Tokyo, where he assembles his exceptional pieces of music. Originally coming from a techno/breakbeat background, Daisuke has developed his own style of production to create a distinctive sound between hiphop, electronica, folk and jazz.
Kumail Hamid is a music producer from Mumbai, has been experimenting with a variety of genres which has led to his current work in what can only be classified under the ambiguous label of "electronic music". His music boldly pushes the level of experimentation of the current "scene" beyond its club friendly confines, exploring the more ethereal regions of sound. Heavily manipulated live recordings coupled with atmospheric synths and meticulously panned rhythm sections form the fundamental characteristics of his tracks. These sonic qualities are moulded together in a variety of structures, a result of his eclectic set of influences.
Since the early 90s, CEE, formerly of Al-Haca Soundsystem has been developing roots within underground subcultures across Europe. As a frontrunner and seminal contributor to Berlin and Vienna's underground club circuits alongside partners in crime Stereotyp, Jahcoozi and RQM plus institutions such as Vice Magazine, Ableton and RBMA, CEE seeks expansion into new ground and territory by planting seeds in Asia through bass heavy tremors and ground shaking vibrations. In 2012 the Malaysian based producer/DJ co-founded Detour Asia to release music and run events that regularly and consistently showcase international bassweight producers in cities across Asia. Image by Olivia Sari-Goerlach.