I am not sure quite how to approach writing about this song. It is a layered with amazing artists and allows for the listener to flow through them all fluidly.
Ta-ku created Higher sampling from Starz, a tune produced by J Dilla who contributed countless beats during his lifetime as a prominent producer. Ta-ku has also has released numerous tracks this past year which highlight his style as a base-heavy DJ creating tracks which feel like they knock the wind out of you with every well-placed sample and drum. (Also recommend looking at his mixes The Presets – Fall and/or I Miss You).
The recent edit of the song by Flume adds more of an upbeat edge to the mix. Flume, a 21-year old producer from Sydney, brings up the tempo and plays with the sample to make the perfect song to listen to when you want to give the room a boost. Flume has been featured on this site before and also released my favorite track of the summer one month ago (Disclosure – You & Me Flume Remix) bringing him to the masses.
This song is guaranteed to give you a bounce in your step.
Chances, people tell you not to take chances When they tell you there aren’t any answers And I was starting to agree But I awoke suddenly in the path of a lightning bolt”
They want us to define ourselves, to pick a side, choose a lane, walk around proud of those beliefs, confident and unwavering – safe & comfortable. But whose beliefs are those anyway? Most of us are products of our upbringing, our beliefs are those of our environment – our parents, television, marketing, music and so on. Why? Well, it’s easy to sell to, control and manipulate a predictable person. Think about your old ass grand parents. You ever hear them say some retarded sexist, racist or generally moronic stone age shit that makes you wonder how people in the past could have been so ignorant? We all have. Back in the day when information wasn’t as freely accessible that’s how effective the old ways were.
But say goodbye to olden times and welcome to EMPT, home of the Space Age. Open to everything and bound by nothing, we represent the futuristic being. Rebels of routine, patterns and blind tradition…
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” – Bruce Lee
An open mind gives us the full capacity to love, appreciate and understand the fact that we are truly limitless. As we move into spring let’s use that to remember that the world is always in movement, change is the only thing that is constant. Thus, there’s no point to lock off your mind, move with the world forever.
I’m so proud that EMPT is the home of Le Miel du Mois and every time I hear Stephs work I get all worked up like this because her music is 100% aligned with everything that inspired my to start this site. I mean listen any LMDM and pretend like you know what’s next. This is no Pandora or Netflix bs algorithm. We have no preference for anything but the best, nothing here is a cheap random song you might like because you liked the last one. This 100% human expression with the single purpose of sharing our lives, taste and journey in the most honest way we can. This isn’t conformity, we answer to no one when brining you what we love. This is the Space Age. Press play, enjoy.