Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop


Sounds like

No I.D., Flying Lotus, dj shadow


band members

Akouo (ah-koo-oh)


Influences

Pete Rock, Jurassic 5, Ta-Ku


Bio

It's hard to pigeonhole Tasmanian DJ/producer Akouo (ah-koo-oh) into any one electronic music genre. On one hand, you can hear organic, soul-hop influences in his production for Letters To The Sun's 'My Heart ft. 20Syl' and on the other hand his futuristic, electronic rework of Chet Faker's 'Terms & Conditions' proves Akouo's creative trends are far from linear. Having produced solely for rappers in the past, Akouo's recent move toward a solo music career has garnered support from the online music community including blogs HillyDilly, Earmilk, Repeat Button, and have also crept onto the airwaves around the world, from local radio stations FBi and TripleJ to Los Angeles' KCRW. Known for a continuous output of works, Akouo's unofficial remix of Flume's 'Bring You Down' in particular received unprecedented buzz - peaked at #3 on Hype Machine and has since clocked over 150k plays on Soundcloud alone. Likewise his first solo live ventures on the 2013 Hurcha tour pulled capacity crowds in multiple cities. With a string of official remixes along with an EP on Die High Records penned for release early 2014, expect plenty more from this hungry Tasmanian native. “Tasmanian producer Akouo seems to be doing all the right things at the moment, positioning himself as one of 2013′s breakthrough acts" - The Ripe "...when we are talking about the Tasmanian producer Akouo, you can definitely hear the immense talent." - Hillydilly “If you like your music served with a side of charming psychedelica then Akouo‘s tunes are for you.” – Repeat Button Bookings : dom@audiopaxx.com.au

Review

Reviewed by Lachie Balboa Lachie Macara

18 Feb 2014

Triple J
40

Stoked to see th...

Stoked to see this make it's way to Unearthed. Another dynamite piece of production.

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Reviewed by Rosie Beaton Rosie Beaton

07 Feb 2014

Triple J
40

OOH LA LA - Akou...

OOH LA LA - Akouo this is great. Are you the vocalist?How awesome is it you are playing with Flying Lotus at Mona!!!

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Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby ...

07 Feb 2014

Triple J
40

Akouo is really ...

Akouo is really moving to another level with his productions and it's great to see listeners really respond with their love. Well deserved for this hard working, super talented dude.

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