When talking about KUTMAH, it’s tempting to use an epithet such as ‘the best DJ you’ve never heard’, or ‘best kept secret’. But we like to think enough people know about him now to make that unnecessary, especially when The Operatives are presenting his debut Australian tour.
Justin McNulty was born in Brighton, England to an Egyptian mother and Scottish father. He moved to the United States when he was 12 years old and grew up in Hollywood, California. It was here where Justin became KUTMAH and ultimately made a name for himself as a talented underground artist and DJ. KUTMAH became a member of LA’s dublab collective and then in 2004 he founded the celebrated clubnight ‘Sketchbook’ which forged fundamental roots of the now-infamous LA beat scene. As an associate of FLYING LOTUS’ Brainfeeder collective, his mixtures from his time spent on the West Coast are legendary amongst those that know, and he’s also released several of his own original records – even though he’s predominantly a DJ, with foundations in hip-hop and a record collection that spans far beyond the genre.
Since his time in LA, KUTAM has relocated back to England and currently resides in London. He now holds down a show on NTS Radio, and has furthered his reputation as one of the most fearless selectors around as well as a visual artist.
KUTMAH is now at it again and touring across the world, he’s been playing shows with SAUL WILLIAMS, GASLAMP KILLER and he’ll be playing alongside FLYING LOTUS across Australia this 2014.
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