The Fungus Project
The Fungus Project
In order to achieve this goal, he learned how to use a computer sequencer and by putting it all together he made his first track in 1993. While finishing his BSc in Molecular Biology he was introduced to the wonderful world of fungi both by the Microbiology course and his flatmate’s oranges left in the cupboard for two months. So, he decided to form a symbiotic music organism which fused elements from anything phunky he could put his hands on. As a result, the Fungus Project was conceptualized one lonely evening of year 2K, in Colchester, Essex, UK. Overtly reflecting DJ Erm's true love for reformation of his influences spanning from the blues to drum n' bass though reggae, french chanson and greek rembetiko, the music of The Fungus Project is a colorful, experimental movement into the world of electronica, being so bluesy and funky that its jazz roots appear somewhat superseded. Some will be disappointed by discovering that the hip hop element is more pronounced over reggae and Brazilian drum 'n' bass and others will be amazed to find that rembetiko meets rock and 70's soul in a trip hop environment while flirting with some kinky acid jazz textures.
DJ Erm simply calls it Hip Happy. As DJ Erm stated in a recent impromptu home video interview "The Fungus Project is a personal diary of my years abroad and of those to come. It depicts my inquisitive excursions to the colorful world of music together with whoever wants to join the ride." This statement led to the acquisition of his first Granny Award for the Boring Statement Of The Year gaining national acclaim as the ultimate nerd (that leads the herd). In order to fight worldwide unacceptance as a social parasite, DJ Erm is currently employed in a prime-time morning job (...YAWN) in order to provide himself the necessary delicatessen, trappist beers and the odd cocktail to severely punish his liver. Meanwhile, he continues to record and remix notoriously unknown songs using obsolete equipment.
Following requests from his ever-growing loyal fan base, DJ Erm tries to formulate something like a band in order to start performing live. In 2006 DJ Erm contributed to the music of the TV Show 'I Kouzina Tis Mamas' aired from Alpha TV and hosted by FT Bletsas. This cooperation led to the production of the E.P. titled 'La Cocina De La Madre' featuring songs influenced by food and culinary activities in general. DJ Erm performed in many FoodMusic shows hosted by FT Bletsas during 2006 and 2007 either as a DJ or a keyboardist and made guest TV appearances.
Currently he is working on a new album oriented in abstract hip hop. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..