Qumulus has, and continues, to explore the full circumference of music that the world has to offer.
With over fifteen years and hundreds of club sets (national and international) under his belt he has matured into a producer/dj/remixer and all around party animal whilst also trying to pay the bills!
Having cut his teeth as a hip hop and house dj spinning the local raves in his native West London he has moved from genre to genre progressively absorbing and assimilating the eclecticism of the dance music scene never ignoring the fact that music has formed the backbone to his life throughout.
From hosting his own shows (Atmosphere show – Life Fm) on London’s myriad of pirate (and commercial) stations to organising his own residencies (Subsonic) and playing at several others and entering festival line ups (Bloom Festival), he remains a busy figure within the dance music scene. Drawing on a very broad spectrum of influences, Qumulus has, some may say predictably, progressed to production work on which he has engaged his efforts for the last few years turning over no less than 10 releases on a variety of labels, some more esteemed than others (Vibez Recordings, Zen Recordings, Tellluric Recordings, Vampire/Diablo/Influenza Media).
The success of his foray into the drum n bass scene took him on a rollercoaster on which he remains to this day, still producing drum n bass commenting:
“…at some point, a journey back into my house, hip hop, soul and nu jazz roots is inevitable. I can only go forward by looking back, subconsciously my past experiences and influences profoundly influence the way I perform, the way I write, the way I live…Im incapable of working artistically without being at least in some way influenced by my past”
Having gained support on BBC Radio 1xtra on a number of occasions and completed a number of collaborations with international artists (Cybass (Brazil), Jett (Florida), Flaco (Miami), Atmospherix (Belgium), Clart (Singapore), Champagne (Finland)) he continues in his studio work with new and promising vocalists and musicians including Courtney Dennie (Birmingham) and Shon Abram (Los Angeles).
Nonetheless his portfolio of achievements continues to grow. Having more recently hosted his own drum and bass residency (Subsonic) he continues residencies at drum n bass’s favourite veteran label Vibez Recordings’ monthly session (“Acoustixx Live”) in London’s grimy East End in Brick Lane, in addition to co running Smithfield’s new drum n bass residency (“Soul Sessions”) at Raduno club and more recently coming on board with London’s favourite house and breaks crew Dim Sum where he is given the opportunity to display his breaks and house sets at their offshoot night (“Tailspin”) on a regular basis.
2009 has seen a promising start to his music endeavours with no less than three residencies and just as many singles forthcoming, there is no time to rest.
Journey your mind some more…