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Our compadres at HYPETRAK proudly present the second installment of their new Mix series, this time linking up with Australian DJ Ta-ku for the exclusive. Known for his combination of soul’s melodic elements with that of hip-hop’s percussion and taking inspiration from pioneers like J Dilla, Ta-ku’s 33-minute curation includes laid-back tunes from Harrison Blakoldman, Falcons, Teen Luc’, Esta, and even his own track “Electr(on)ic Relaxation.” The appropriately-titled Drive Slow, Homie is available to download below in its entirety.
How did you approach this mix?
It’s basically a culmination of tracks i love to play in my car. The mix starts on that top down / beach side / hair blowin in the wind / laid back trill tip. Then slowly moves into top up / nightime / grown man dancing like a grown woman / meet you at the spot / jersey jamz tip.
The top three most played songs on Ta-ku’s iTunes are….?
Dimlite – Roo (Dedication)
Foreign Exchange – Come Around
Tribe Called Quest – God Lives Through
Favorite place to DJ in the world?
Superman or Batman?
Batman ALL DAY.
Barack Obama or Michelle Obama?
If Ta-ku could be any Transformer, he would be?
Optimus Prime without a doubt.
Harrison Blakoldman – Obsess Me
Danny – Remedee
Weep – I Know You Got Work
Penthouse Penthouse – First Class
starRo – Any Time, Any Where
LTGL – Cabin Fever
Esta – Latch
Teen Luc’ – There
Ta-ku – Electr(on)ic Relaxation
DJ Hoodboi – I Get Lonely
FS Green – Deep
Falcons – Boy Is Mine