Umru is an Estonian-American producer from New York and has been releasing EPs sporadically over the last few years, playing with his sound and looking for something distinct.
With his A Picture of the Sun EP, he's gone a long way towards finding it. Both 'To Consider' and the title track are vital, confident statements that pick apart jazz-flecked instruments and drop big, punchy beats over them.
If that sounds a little like Mr. Scruff to you, you're on the right track, but what separates Umru from Scruff is his particularly American brand of cool. Rather than playfulness, there's an almost hip-hop swagger to his tunes that is instantly enjoyable. Listen to this while you're walking and you'll see what I mean.