Feature | KMRU – “Byculla”
Among the various elements in the track, KMRU has a droning sound that evolves over the course of the track while still grounding the listener. The sample KMRU uses at 2:19 is from Earth Movements’ Laya project. KMRU also uses a sample from Sandunes, a Mumbai-based producer. Besides the samples and the evolving drone sound in “Byculla,” other highlights for me include compelling rhythmic and melodic gestures over the course of the track.
People often ask KMRU who Byculla is. Byculla is not a person; rather, it is a location in India. Although KMRU is based in Kenya, not India, he believes that geographical and cultural locality be represented in music. Listen to “Byculla:”