A Seattle producer going by the name Kumarion just unleashed his debut EP, titled The Incantation. Released on Play Me Records, this EP is guaranteed to get you moving from start to finish!
The Incantation is primarily a drum & bass recording, which seems to be Kumarion’s go-to based on past works. But his latest EP is also infused with elements of trap and dubstep. All of this is mixed into Middle-Eastern styled melodies that bring a mystical Egyptian theme to the forefront. Judging by the awesome album cover — with a depiction of the Egyptian god Anubis — this is exactly what Kumarion was going for, and he pulls it off perfectly.
Leading the EP is a self-titled track that sounds more trap and dubstep than anything else. With its high-octane basslines and Middle-Eastern influence, The Incantation is a great demonstration of what’s to come. And for those looking for quintessential Kumarion drum & bass, look no further than the second track Lilith.
Stuntin takes a much grimier turn with it’s rolling basslines and beefed up vocal samples. This one definitely lets Kumarion’s production confidence shine. Finally, Hold You is a heavy-hitting, dark, and emotional track that we can only describe as melodic trap. There’s no better way Kumarion could’ve closed out this album.
Overall, The Incantation is a masterful multi-genre showcase of rising local talent. Kumarion’s sound is surprisingly refined, despite just coming onto the scene in 2019. He’s definitely one to keep an eye on. Listen to his full EP below, and everywhere else streaming is available! Also, be sure to catch his set during the Harmony virtual music festival taking place on May 2nd and 3rd!
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