Kumarachi started producing with Nottingham based Hip hop innovater Pete 1st Blood, and found more than a passing interest in fusing genres together. Whether it be the Hiphop, Drum & Bass and other electronic elements of his productions with 1st Blood, or the traditional Indian sounds and Dubstep of some of Kumarachi’s tracks there is usually a varied pallet of sounds involved. 1st Blood originally signed to Tricky and Chris Blackwell’s “Brownpunk” Label and “Blue Mountain” publishing. Kumarachi still actively collaborates as part of 1st Blood and is part of the 1st blood live band.
2011 began with a huge show of support for Kumarachi from BBC Radio, with Bobby Friction championing Kumarachi on his BBC Asian Network show. The tracks “Bombay Sapphire”, “Keep Moving”, “Return”, ”Chasing Ghosts”, ”Midnight”, ”Chrysalis” and “Satellite” have all been play listed and on heavy rotation on Bobby Friction’s and DJ Kayper’s BBC Asian Network shows. This support also lead to Kumarachi earning a feature as a BBC Introducing Artist in January of 2011, being asked to do a 30 minute guest mix feature on the Friction Show and a “Friction Lab” remix feature as well as “Return” being played on BBC Radio 1 by Huw Stephens.
“..After hearing that, if i ever meet him I’m going to fall at his feet sobbing.” – BBC’s Bobby Friction after hearing “Keep Moving” by Kumarachi.