Artist info

Genre

Electronic


band members

Tashka


Influences

FKA twigs, Solange, Chet Faker, James Blake, Nao


Website

tashkamusic.tumblr.com/

Bio

Sydney artist/producer Tashka first came to public attention in February of this year via her sultry feature vocal on Loudun’s future garage break-out ‘Gold’, which clawed its way onto taste-making blogs the world over including Earmilk, Pilerats & Hilly Dilly.

A childhood steeped in singing, dancing and musical theatre played into a penchant for music theory that would see Tashka study at the prestigious Berklee School Of Music in Boston, before turning her hand to production and begin to craft her solo career.

The debut single ‘Taken’ (the title of which draws inspiration from the cult Liam Neeson film of the same name) is a sophisticated slice of contemporary electronic pop, mixed and mastered by Andrei Eremin (Oscar Key Sung, Banoffee) and provides the first preview of Tashka’s forthcoming debut EP due for release later this year.

"Tashka’s RnB and classical soul influences shine through with intricate, raw percussive elements and the stirring soulful flow of vocals. It’s a case of so far, so good with two electronic RnB gems from this very talented girl and here’s hoping there’s more to come." - Pile Rats.

"Tashka offers a welcome addition to this burgeoning Aussie take on the electronic scene - a bit like Sydney's answer to the soulful Solange" - Purple Sneakers (Taken)

"While Tashka may seem like a relatively fresh face on the Australian electronic scene (she's got one EP and a few singles under her belt), she's been incredibly active as a vocalist as musician. When she's not doing vocals for acts like Dugong Jr or playing backup for acts like Elizabeth Rose and Phebe Starr, she's crafting some exciting music and Yokubo is her brilliant latest offering.

Ethereal with a taste for the dramatic, Yokubo posits Tashka's wonderful vocals centre stage, backed by some incredibly intriguing sound design that is utterly engrossing without being overbearing... Look, we really bloody love this, and hope you do to." (PILERATS 2018)

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

25 May 2018

Triple J
40

Noice, different, unusual! Intrigued from start to finish. Love your willingness to experiment and try new things.

Noice, different, unusual! Intrigued from start to finish. Love your willingness to experiment and try new things.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

23 May 2018

Triple J
35

sultry and a bit more experimental. the parts that work, work really well and hit those heavenly highs.

sultry and a bit more experimental. the parts that work, work really well and hit those heavenly highs.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

06 Jun 2016

Triple J
40

Some funky RnB vibes here, but still a solid pop offering and a great return for you. Very much looking forward to this EP!

Some funky RnB vibes here, but still a solid pop offering and a great return for you. Very much looking forward to this EP!