Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several years, you’ve probably become relatively familiar with Aussie beatsmith Ta-Ku. He first came to my attention towards the end of 2011/start of 2012 with his “50 Days for Dilla” project, in which he produced a beat in the style of the legendary J Dilla every day for 50 days. Since coming onto my radar, he’s dropped countless amazing releases, including an especially memorable EP on Live For The Funk’s imprint, entitled “Make It Last”. His tunes have a special quality that keeps them both club-friendly and appropriate for relaxing after work, something I like to refer to as the “turn-up/turn-down complex,” and it is very real with this Perth native.
Over a year ago, Ta-Ku released the first “Drive Slow, Homie” mix through Hypetrak. Due to the massive response he received, the mix became a recurring project. He has since released three more “Drive Slow, Homie” mixes, the fourth of which just dropped yesterday. With tunes from the likes of Salute, Mr. Carmack, Jeftuz, Louis Futon, Ticklish, and many more, this mix is perfect for exactly what the title implies: driving slow, homie. This should undoubtedly be bumped in the whip at full volume with all the windows down. Check the stream below.