FRIDAY 7th February - 1.30 - 2.30pm - Art Beat
Hailing from Christchurch, Kamandi is one of the leading lights of New Zealand's contemporary electronic music scene.
A beat-maker, producer and live performer, his gritty vibe-drenched soundworld draws measured influence from the Los Angeles Beats scene and the meditative side of UK bass electronica. Having begun his musical journey as a bass guitarist in his teens, he brings an understanding of stage performance to his songs and their live presentation.
As a result, Kamandi has crafted an aesthetic equally impactful on headphones and the dance floor. As well as accumulating him thousands of soundcloud plays, his musical efforts have secured him support slots before Julien Dyne, Lunice, Baths, JonWayne, Mono/Poly and Tokimonsta, as well as numerous headlining performances and festival appearances.
With the emotional depth and intensity of his music increasing with every song, Kamandi's trajectory suggests the potential to crossover to a larger well-deserved audience without compromising his core creative values.
Facebook page : www.facebook.com/kamandimusic
Listen : soundcloud.com/kamandi-1