Ta-Ku – “Re-Twerk” Album Preview
Ta-ku (Regan Matthews) is an extremely promising up and coming electronic music producer. Receiving an invite to the prestigious Red Bull Academy four years ago, it’s quite evident that we can conclude Ta-ku is no-pushover or bedroom producer wannabe. He has evolved from his early sound pioneering into one of the producers on the forefront of progressive beat production. It’s pretty difficult to place one finger on one genre to describe his style. His sound reaches to the many corners of music and influences, resulting in unheard of styles and approaches in the beatsmithing world. Ta-ku is always pushing and exploring the boundaries of beats and compositions in electronic music. One reoccurring aspect that I noticed in his tracks is that he tends to pull from hip-hop and rap roots more often than not. His latest path leads us to his latest EP, Re-Twerk.
After his completion of his ambitious two-part album, 50 Days for Dilla, I was genuinely excited to see what direction he decides to take. I had no idea if Re-Twerk was already in progress at the same time, but all I knew was that his next release would sound drastically different than 50 Days for Dilla. More specifically, he would reside in his own, unique comfort zone. So what how does Re-Twerk stack up against 50 Days for Dilla? Well today is your lucky day. Ta-ku has graciously given us at EARMILK a few days worth head-start prior to the actual release date on August 29. So put on your bib and loosen your jeans. This one is going to be heavy.
Ta-ku takes on a radically different journey compared to 50 Days for Dilla, and for a good reason. While the suave and groovy beats are nice and all, that isn’t what Ta-ku is all about. Re-Twerk is a return to his natural habitat. In this EP, we ride shotty through tracks that focus more on looping, sampling, and effects with experimentation in bass, trap, and two-step. The tracks are slightly more chaotic, coupled with hip-hop and rap vocals looped throughout the tunes. But that’s OK, because he has a knack for producing highly enjoyable tunes with great replay value. “Clik Clak” is a wonderful track that best represents Ta-ku’s ongoing pursuit of progressive beat producing. Via Earmilk
Album to drop on August 29