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Fayetteville, NC

Timothy Smith (aka JamesBangura) is steeped in a certain level of mystery. With both his mother and uncle being radio DJs and active participants of the New York club scenes during the late 70s and 80s, JamesBangura was consistently surround by disco and house records that his mother would play regularly. Growing up in Alabama and having stints in areas such as Newark, New Jersey and Riverside, California, JamesBangura's sound is certainly a representation of the areas he has come to call home. Constantly striving to improve his craft as a producer, we see his technique becoming stronger with each release. With inspiration coming from jersey club, ballroom, and techno, JamesBangura constructs tracks that flirt with the idea of being club tools while maintaining a level dexterity.