Australia’s Ta-ku has been killing it lately. His remixes and edits are as impressive as they are diverse, and now he drops an album full of soulful retro-futuristic hip-hop soundscapes that we didn’t even see coming. As far as producers go, not many can compete with the versatility of Ta-ku, but even better: not many can compete with his skill. Whether it’s dusty, Dilla-esque beats like “Boom” from the new DOWHATYOULOVE album or his modern, lush remix of “Love & Pain,” he’s nailing the sounds and styles with an ear for melody, masterful mixing and sonic quality, and the restraint to make it all come together perfectly.
To start, check out the new JMSN remix:
Then stream Ta-ku’s DOWHATYOULOVE album:
You can get the album on vinyl here.