Label: Poobah Records
Release Date: Jul-12-2011
Los Angeles based producer Dakim, otherwise known as Dak, has graced the public yet again with another beautiful and enthralling release entitled Ntoo on Matthewdavid's Leaving Records. The four-track EP portrays a seamless patchwork of samples that weave within each other and transition with ease and fluidity. Ntoo incorporates a wide variety of angles and backgrounds, yet comes together into one exquisite piece of art.
Dakim uses a variety of samples that make his sound very textured. In the aggressively lo-fi techno beat track called "typeofblue" he begins with alluring strings and the rushing sounds of a city, accompanied with a mysterious male voice that softly progresses into thrillingly off-tempo electronic drum breaks. The entire track is very melodic, yet not completely on beat at the same time. His use of vocal samples allows for a very interesting resonance throughout.
The track "Ntoo" includes a well-calculated soul music sample and is characterized by switchboard zips, woody drum claps and old school hip-hop elements, all springing at you with ease. The enchanting use of what sounds like the quiet tapping of the triangle that only contrasts to the off-beat theme of the track at large.
Dakim's Ntoo further shows us his musical versatility and is also very much pleasing to the ear.