Ta-ku – 25 Nights for Nujabes: Night 5


The 5th night for Ta-ku’s ’25 Nights for Nujabes’ project is now up online and my thoughts are ready to be shared.

The influence of Nujabes is definitely more articulate and very much evident in this track.


Ta-ku – 25 Nights for Nujabes: Night 3


Ta-ku began a new tribute series this week, much like his previous ’50 Days for Dilla’ records, but this time, has decided to commemorate the late Japanese virtuoso Nujabes (anagram for his real name Jun Seba).

With a new beat released every night for 25 nights, it [already] has been and will be interesting to see what he comes up with.

And this is only the third night…

Ta-ku – 25 Nights For Nujabes: Night 2


Australian beat maker Ta-ku wowed many with his ’50 Days for Dilla’ records (Vol 1 and Vol 2), and now he’s returned to honour another fallen producer, Nujabes, with his ’25 Nights for Nujabes’ series.

Check out my review of Night 2.

Ta-ku – 25 Nights For Nujabes: Night 1


Our buddy Ta-ku from Perth is setting forth upon a musical journey and we’re all invited – at least for the next 25 nights.

His latest project, ’25 Nights for Nujabes’, is exactly what the title tells us: a new beat released each night inspired by the late Nujabes for 25 nights.

Are you ready for this?

Miles Bonny x Ta-ku: As You Sleep On My Lap


Before taking a break for the holidays, Ta-ku posted some new music online this week, including this collaborative track by him and US artist Miles Bonny.

A letter to Bonny’s daughter, ‘As You Sleep On My Lap’, is a collaborative effort that results in a timeless and soulful sound.

The cover art on this track is really fitting too. Love it all.

Listen to the track NOW.

An Interview with Ta-ku


This next edition of the ‘After Dark Adventures’ is a pretty special one.

2012 has been a pretty crazy year for The 5 to 9 Life. Not only did I get to do some travelling, but I also was introduced to some new Australian talent – musicians, beatmakers, artists, writers, athletes, and the list goes on.

As a writer, I have been lucky enough to interview some of these people that I’ve been introduced to, and so I was very excited to have recently been given the opportunity to interview the talented Ta-ku.

Snakadaktal: Dance Bear


New music has been discovered through the awesome Aussie group Snakadaktal. Yep, that’s their name. And their sound is catchy, haunting and somewhat emotional.

Check out ‘Dance Bear’ from Melbourne outfit Snakadaktal.

Ta-ku: Re ϟ Twerk


Perth producer Ta-ku is quickly making a name for himself and with his latest release, he shows no signs of slowing down.

Over the course of my life, I’ve been pretty eclectic with my taste in music and Ta-ku’s “REϟTWERK” brought back some (musical) flashbacks for me.

Find out how after the jump.