It’s not often that talent comes rising through the ranks fully formed, undiluted, and with as much potential as Foamo (aka Kye Gibbon). For a 21 year old from the sleepy town of High Wycombe, it’s quite an achievement to hit the ground running with his debut single ‘Moving It Over Here’ on Cubism Records, surprising established producers old enough to be his dad with the depth and quality of his engineering skills, never mind the absolutely huge bassline!
One of the next generation of dance music superstars (he was born in 1987, one year before the ‘summer of love’) Kye grew up predominantly listening to drum and bass, alongside a generous helping of dubstep, grime and garage, but it was listening to Loose Cannons' radio show and seeing Kissy Sell Out DJ that introduced Foamo to a more house-orientated sound, and really focussed him towards producing the kind of bass heavy 4/4 tracks that you can hear on his increasingly popular Myspace site.
Having been inspired by Kissy, it made sense that he was one of the first DJs to send new tracks to, and it was Kissy who was the first DJ to really get behing Foamo’s tracks, playing ‘Moving It Over Here’ repeatedly on his Radio One show, giving him wide-ranging exposure to an international audience. Add to that a series of much sought-after online mix tapes and it’s no surprise that even after only one single he’s played across the UK and Europe as an in-demand DJ.
With unreleased mixes for Primary 1 and MSTRKRFT already under his belt, a new single for Wearhouse Records, collaborations with some of house music’s finest producers in the pipeline, plus sets at The End, Fabric and Space, Ibiza in his diary already, it’s been a meteoric rise for Foamo in 2008, and it looks like his reputation will only continue to grow.