Yakumo interview – podcast

Interview with electro tropical funky duo Yakumo, playing ‘Flamingo’ and ‘Soulfire’, discussing their history as being members of Daily Bread and their experiments as an orchestra.

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[audio: http://sites.google.com/site/weareokradio3/interviews/Yakumo_20150216.mp3]





Show #46 – Yakumo

It has been known that we get a band on the show on the strength of one single. But when they only have one other recorded song in their catalogue, it can feel like you’re on dodgy ground giving them a slot to talk about themselves. No such fear with Yakumo, an electronic duo from Utrecht who’s sound offers distinct influences from Africa, calypso and wrapped up with the dance elements of The Knife. Chris and Atser have previous with well established act Daily Bread and are now gathering a head of steam for their own output. Applying a drip-drip approaching to release tracks throughout the year, by December they reckon they’ll have an album’s worth. And if they match lead track ‘Flamingo’, there won’t be much filler on the way.


We chatted about getting a following on the back of limited back catalogue, moving on up when your singer has left, finding time to do a Yakumo Orchestra, future plans and a shared love of Yuko Yuko

Listen back to the interview here

Show #45 – Julien Mier

Check out Julien’s Soundcloud page to listen to his wonderfully quirky, electronic, skittery album ‘Out Of The Cloud’. We spoke to him from his isolated studio in the Veluwe about how this environment influenced him, musically interpreting new born chickens (!?), and having parent who raise you on Captain Beefheart.



Julien is playing at the Gransnapolsky Festival near Utrecht on 8th February (in what looks like a disused radio transmitter), with a top line-up.

Listen back to our interview with the man here.