In the store | Dakim – 6F00FF
The latest release from Leaving Records, available now at Stones Throw on cassette & digital download. The worldwide release date is December 10.
6F00FF is a new, 8-track collection, recorded in Berkeley CA in 2012-2013. The flip side of the tape contains Thisisone, a previously unreleased 2009 re-recording of work originally made in 2005. Thisisone is released on cassette-only.
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Leaving Records' flagship artist Dakim is swaddled in mystery and intrigue. Praised by luminaries of the global beat scene such as Flying Lotus, Ras G, and House Shoes, Dakim's productions remain largely unheard. The reclusive and prolific producer (who cites music as 90% of his life) literally lives in a world of ceaselessly unturning sounds and textures yet unheard. Operating on instinct and a seemingly unquenchable musical curiosity, Dakim creates tracks that are less "beats" than living, breathing organisms which move and swing on their own preternatural accord. Hot off the heels of a fevered, sure to be legendary performance on L.A.'s Boiler Room, Dakim may not be a "producer's producer" for long.
With '6F00FF', Dakim has crafted another immersive foray into his densely realized and inimitable style. Here he often trades out the loose, head nodding undulations of earlier releases for a careening pace more akin to the rich electronic music heritage of his native Detroit. Far from the cold and steely pulse of techno, however, '6F00FF' is an organic, sprawling soundscape. Careening from the dogged, clattering intensity of first track "shadow world" through to the heavenly, largely ambient peak of its title track (which designates a shade of purple), '6F00FF' is perhaps the best entryway so far into the rare genius of Dakim.
The video below is an excerpt from All Ears documentary, directed by Gus Sutherland