Makumba / Darkshire



Future Tribe Office, Lycantrop Records, Parvati Records,Deviant Force, Tantrumm Records


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Mario Sounoglou is the Mind behind Kokobloko, Darkshire and Makumba Projects. He was born in Athens, Greece on 21st December 1984 and lives currently in Athens. Mario holds a BSc in Computer Science and an MSc in Computer Animation from University of Kent, UK.
Mario discovered Psychedelic Trance in the early 2000s, after attending various Music Festivals. He made his first steps in Music Production at the age of 20. In August 2004, Mario met Viktor Zolotarenko during one of his live performances in Athens and was influenced by his music style. A year later he released his first single with Zolod Parasense/Terminator on Vertigo Records.
New Releases followed in Labels such as Discovalley Records, Tantrumm, Manic Dragon, Drop Out Productions, Mighty Quinn, Trishula and Foot Stomping Records. In 2006, Mario teamed up with his friend Gregorio Materia Increada/GR and started experimenting on the Kokobloko Project, on which he continues solo two years later.
In 2009, his debut album “Darkshire & Amigos – Break Down” was published on Helicon Sound System and was followed by the split album “Distorted Shire” in collaboration with Nelsun/Mind Distortion System on Lycantrop Records.
Meanwhile collaborations appeared with Kolya Furious/Crazy Astronaut in Crazy Astronaut Renegade on Osom Music and with Fareji Jalebi on Parvati Records. In 2010, he expose more music on Labels such as Pukkawallah Records (Japan), Lycantrop Records, Deviant Force Records (Germany).
In 2011, Mario founded his own Label known as “Future Tribe Office” under which he released the debut Kokobloko & Friendz – Pobeg V Budushee Album. Later that year, Discovalley Records released his last work of Darkshire Project, the “Path of Memories” album. In 2013, Mario launched his new solo project “Makumba”, evolution of Darkshire sound with its Debut EP “Drawn to life”.
Mario has performed numerous times in more than 16 countries in Europe and Asia such as Russia, Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Belgium, Portugal, Austria, Ukraine, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Japan, Brazil, India, Nepal and of course in Greece.
In September 2014 he released the 2nd full length Kokobloko album “FutureProof” under his “Future Tribe Office” Label. In February 2015, a new collaboration with Matteo Radice from Italy led to “Brain Board” album release also on F.T.O. The 2nd Makumba EP is nearly to be completed and will be released on Insomnia Records so, Stay Tuned….!

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