Red Bull Music Academy presents KUTMAH (UK / IZWID)
Red Bull Music Academy is back for another round of their monthly Club Night series, calling in the expertise of London-based artist and DJ, Kutmah for the June edition of the free nationwide tour, hitting much-loved venues in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. It’s tempting to describe the Londoner using an epithet such as “the best DJ you’ve never heard”, or “England’s best kept secret”, however with his upcoming five-date string of shows, it’s time to drop the pretext and get educated.
Justin McNulty was born in England to an Egyptian mother and Scottish father, moved to the United States at a young age, and grew up in Hollywood - where McNulty made a name for himself as the talented underground artist & DJ Kutmah. Subsequently, he became a member of LA’s dublab collective and in 2004 founded the celebrated club night ‘Sketchbook’, which established fundamental roots in the now-infamous LA beat scene. As an associate of Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder legacy, the mixes from his time spent on the West Coast are unsurprisingly legendary, ultimately leading him to try his hand at production and releasing several of his own original records as well.
Kutmah, now based back in London, holds down a show on NTS Radio and has cemented his reputation as one of the most fearless selectors around with foundations in hip-hop and a record collection that spans far beyond the genre.
A DJ’s DJ in the truest sense, this formidable beat-selector is set to join an already impressive roster of Red Bull Music Academy’s 2015 Club Night Series party starters, which has boasts the likes of Clark, J ROCC, Taylor McFerrin, Luke Vibert and Onra. With entry being free with RSVP, anyone would be a fool to miss out.