Today is a good day_all days are good (or should be) but this one is a bit better than others…First, i just posted about Analogue Monsta “album” that popup 2day, and so, as i’m a music nerd (not like NeedleDrop guy, read: i dont pretend to be the busiest music nerd) i go check Leaving Records as (almost) everyday_and i was expecting to see Ras G’s El Aylien part II, but…this is still an amazing surprise cause its Monsieur DAK aka DAKIM aka DDust aka The universal consciousness lives through infinitely variable and constant vibrations, which, while having individual characteristics, are all sympathetic to each other and together form one consistent motion. The motion only knows to continue and its shape remains fixed, simply being an amalgam of everything, which is always moving but always. The faster the vibrations, the more they become entwined with and directly influenced by other vibrations, blurring the contrast between them until they become indistinguishable as separate individuals *…. is one of my favourite artist. All Time. I invite you to listen (and DL if u feel so) this very nice collab with Asonic Garcia, one of the rare artist to compose with D
Dakim is a very difficult artist to approach, his universe is always & constantly melting, like a star who wasnt born yet, you can’t really tell what direction the energy will take and if it’s gonna be hot or cold or steal or water. His two DIY-CDRs shows it well, without talking about his “first” release for LR (listen/grab here), but listening to DAK is like jumping in a Lamborghini with a Parkinson drunk driver: Fuckin Exciting. I guess, and its a bit unfortunate (maybe not in fact?) that Dakim is way too much underrated and to me is an artist to range alongside many others: from Dimlite to John Cage, Sun Ra to Aphex. It’s 2012, and everything is going way too fast. Music is the medium you can use to escape all this bullsh*t, reprogram your thoughts to another destination. One thing is sure, when listening to Dak, you’re somewhere like nothing before_and it’s hard to leave his planet…. Space Base is The Place
- BUY IT HERE AT LEAVING RECORDS // iTunes -
Three years after ‘standthis‘ (LR001), the elusive and visionary dak returns with a formidable double dose of electronic abstractions and psychedelic hip-hop. The visual accompaniments set the scene: ‘youstandit’ hovers above a chaotic jumble of wires and machinery, all post-idm paranoia and claustrophobic detroit futurism, while ‘leftrecord’ shows a lush green overgrowth, encompassing the gritty, unconventional and untamed rhythms and textures of the natural world. ‘youstandit / leftrecord’ finds dak walking the blurry line between these two starkly different, yet disconcertingly similar environments– untangling, hacking, and digging his way through many dense layers in pursuit of a beautiful and harmonious peace underneath.
You Can Listen some DAK experimentations over le Myspace (yep still exist Son) & grab his past records over POOBAH or ALPHA PUP // To be mentioned a very limited 7″ from (iN)Sect camp, discogs it HERE
“dak’s crazy!!!!!!!!” – Ras G
“<3″ – Flying Lotus