Tokyo’s Taquwami has vaulted into the position of “new artist to watch in 2012” because of how all over the place this dude is. Some musicians find a specific sound that fits them well, and stick with it…which is great too! But Taquwami bounces all over like Flubber…right now he records under two aliases, but if he gave a moniker for everything that sounds like a reinvention we would be looking at a number of names approaching a dozen. His newest song under the Occult You alias, “Psychic Feelings,” once again marks another new turn in a career filled with sudden, wheel-tearing maneuvers. His latest merges the hip thrusting of New Jack Swing with the synth-heavy retromania a group like Ford & Lopatin indulge in (particularly, the burbling synth line popping up at various points mimics the keyboards on that group’s song “Planet Party”). “Psychic Feelings” finds the right balance between dancefloor hit and 80’s cop show background music. Can’t wait to watch him swerve again soon. Listen below, and download it here.
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UPDATE – About two hours after the original post, Taquwami went and posted another new song, this one mysteriously called “vvi+h You.” The unintelligible title fits, as Taquwami splices up some vocal samples to the point they sound like chicken talk, all over surging synth work that explodes into solar confetti at the end. This dude is prolific, and also staggeringly consistent in goodness. Listen below.
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