Posts Tagged ‘Robotaki’

May 22, 2018
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I’m always excited when a new Machinedrum track surfaces, much less one that’s a remix of one of the tracks off Robotaki’s excellent EP, Science, which just dropped last month. The EP closer, which features City Fidelia, is a rousing blend of hip hop and electronica. Travis Stewart of Machinedrum turns Satisfied on its head by infusing it with loads of neon glistering, synth surging glitch hop energy on his slick shuddering, glossy quivering edit. If you’ve yet to take in Robotaki’s Science EP, stream the release in full, here.

February 21, 2018
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Robotaki has been a constant supplier of cultivated and refined electronic jewels for many a year. But he takes his authoritative production skills and music crafting expertise to a whole new level on Limbo, a softly glowing, floaty bounding effusion of complex percussive patterns and intricate keys. On satin smooth future soul vocals is London’s SHOR, whose sleek voice adds an extra coating of silky velvet to Robotaki’s twilight twinkling, dreamy warped future beats opus. What’s on limbo here isn’t us, but the rest of the world as we lose ourselves in the richness and complexity of this ravishing, ever-shifting and fluctuating new track from the prolific Montreal based producer. Robotaki explains that he made Limbo in a strange time in his life when he was floating between several binaries relating to his career, relationship at the time, and self-esteem. He continues: “It’s a frustrating time but also a sadly beautiful one that I hope a lot of people can relate to.This theme shaded many decisions that went into this release, like the repetitive motif that basically plays all throughout but reoccurs in very different ways.Limbo is both my hardest and most vulnerable track to date.” You can also stream Limbo via Spotify, here.

January 28, 2018
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There are some really sweet jams that we’re long overdue on sharing. If you’re as much a fan of Montreal’s Robotaki as we are, you’ve probably been grooving out to this tune for well over a week. Nevve, the honeyed songbird who seems to be everywhere these days, lends her gorgeous vocals to Together We’re Screwed, a bittersweet yet melodious and bright future pop gem lifted from Robotaki’s forthcoming EP. Phosphorescent flickering synths and spry whizzing beats join Nevve in wrapping us in a weightlessly stirring warmth on this ode to star crossed lovers. Stream/download Together We’re Screwed via alternate platforms, here.

October 5, 2017
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Though it will forever be hard to top the vivacious funk and pop found on Capital Cities’ pervasive hit Safe and Sound, the Southern California indie outfit sure served up some wonky swaggering, glamorous whirling fun on excellent single Vowels last year. Montreal production whiz Robotaki takes us back to its high spirited world with a hot new electro remix. He infuses it with extra plump synths and juicy luscious French house hops. Robotaki says that Vowels was one of his favorite records this past summer. Hotel Garuda introduced him to the song, and he’s been hooked ever since. New original from Robotaki is on its way. For now, let’s celebrate by downloading his Capital Cities remix, here.

August 21, 2017
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It’s been less than a week since we shared a sleek intoxicating remix of Manila Killa and Robotaki’s I Want You (featuring Matthew John Kurz) by Los Angeles dance duo Party Pupils. As if that fine edit wasn’t already enough to fire us up for Manila Killa and Robotaki’s impending tour together this fall, this remix of I Want You by Austin pair Bronze Whale has arrived to scintillate us, too. The production duo has given I Want You a bright eyed summer trap remix both dulcet soothing and exuberantly thrilling. The original out on Moving Castle is available from iTunes, here. Jam out to more of the Bronze Whale’s tunage on Soundcloud, here.

August 10, 2017
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Following the release of their colossally successful collaborative single I Want You, Moving Castle prodigies Manila Killa and Robotaki have announced a co-headlining tour this fall, and I’m crying in the corner because I don’t see San Francisco on the schedule. At least the news comes with a new remix of that sanguine skimming, Matthew John Kurz featuring summer anthem by Los Angeles dance scholars Party Pupils. Its pulsing magnificence & stuttering grandeur is more than enough to lift my spirits and instill in me an immeasurable amount of elation. Party Pupils’ rendition of I Want You certainly departs from what we’ve heard from the pair in the past. They venture into a unique neon retrowave/synthcore meets future funk world with the sleek jabbing edit. If only I had a Testarossa to hop into so I could cruise the streets at night in style to the rousing remix. Find out more about Manila Killa and Robotaki’s I Want You tour, here.

July 7, 2017
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The weekend hasn’t even begun yet and I already know it’s going to be an epic one. How do I know this? It’s simple, really. Manila Killa is coming to San Francisco, and I’m going to his sold out show at the Regency Ballroom tomorrow night. I’m really hoping that the adulated producer, also known for his role as one half of esteemed Moving Castle duo Hotel Garuda, will be dropping his fresh new tune with Montreal production talent Robotaki. I Want You, featuring velvet smooth vocals by Miami’s Matthew John Kurz, is a weightless skimming summer anthem. Honeyed pop & fluorescent electronic production meet halfway on I Want You. We dip in its warm glow and sanguine phosphorescence, lost in molten bliss.  Robotaki and Manila Killa’s I Want You is out now on Moving Castle. Stream/download, here.

May 29, 2017
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I’ve always been horrible at monkey bars. But that’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy all the time I spent at playgrounds as a kid. I’ve even visited my fair share of swings and slides as an adult, particularly late at night when running amok with friends in search of shenanigans (and for awhile, Pokémon). Now that we’re on the cusp of a glorious summer season, perhaps it’s time to go on some evening adventures once again. I’ll certainly feel more graceful and spry accompanied by Robotaki’s new original. The Montreal based producer brings us a contagious dose of mirth and cheer via his brisk bouncing, buoyant shimmering electro concoction, which features sweet, supple vocals by Claire Ridgely. Sun soaked Monkey Bars is a prismatic breath of fresh youthful air. It’s an invigorating yet laid back reminder to take our time and enjoy those summer days. Monkey Bars is a free download, here.

May 4, 2017

Porter Robinson and Madeon’s Shelter could very well go down as one of the timeless electronic classics of the 2010′s. In fact, every time I hear it’s chiffon melody, I already find myself overwhelmed with nostalgia, and it hasn’t even been long since the world danced to their hearts’ content to the song while the beloved production talents toured the world together. Today, we revisit its glowing beauty via a remix by Montreal’s Robotaki. The producer explains that the song will always have a special place in his life (as it does with so many of us). He goes on to say that Shelter has been an inspiration, even showing him the “richness of music and beauty of friendship.” Robotaki captures those emotions with his gorgeous remix, which takes off into the stratosphere with ethereal surging synths and a choppy radiance (plus an intensely shuddering ending that is far too enthralling). It’s a breathtaking edit that stays true to the original yet launches us even deeper into the vacuum of space with our hearts filled to the brim with contentment and joy.

April 2, 2017

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Montreal based electronic dazzler Robotaki is back with a jewel of a new original in the form of Drunk, which features R&B soul talent REECE on buttery sleek vocals. I’ve been waiting to hear this all week after Next Wave Records teased us with news of the track in the days leading up to its release. Far from disappointing Drunk is a deeply atmospheric, emotive haunting future bass opus. Robotaki explains that Drunk isn’t a happy song. “It’s about that relationship you shouldn’t be in but it’s too hard to leave. It’s about that person you know you shouldn’t forgive but you always do anyways.” Though it’s been awhile since I’ve been in that sort of situation, Robotaki brings all the poignancy of it right back with this opulent brooding, vividly intense beauty. Drunk, out now on esteemed label Next Wave, can also be streamed via Soundcloud below.