If The xx started making bangers, they’d probably sound something like this new remix from Ta-ku. While countless club tracks are packed tight with the highest density of sounds possible, Ta-ku leaves this one with plenty of room to breathe. He’s got a point too, because against all logic, the beat bumps so hard that it’ll crack open your energy drink for you.
The vocals of The Presets’ Julian Hamilton have been twisted and ripped apart by the Perth producer. They writhe unnaturally alongside purposeful percussion that’s sharp up top and thunderous down below. That is, until a lone mallet strikes a single note, interrupting the freakshow. It’s a ruder shock than walking in on your mum in the shower. Unlike that situation however, you’ll be gyrating again soon enough.
Thanks to Ta-ku’s ability to conjure up energy from empty space, this new remix slips perfectly into his perpetually-increasing arsenal of hip hop weapons.
People whose ears were drawn to Ta-ku thanks to his soothing Nujabes and J Dilla tributes aren’t being left out to dry though. According to a Facebook post, the ridiculously busy producer is “making versions of my favourite hip hop love joints”. Trying to construct a tiny sub-genre cage around this man is pointless when he’s constantly brewing up new stuff in the studio. It’ll be interesting to see what he comes up with next.
‘Fall’ remixes drop May 10th on iTunes!