Taska Black – Sandpaper (ft. Ayelle)
Congratulations and well done everybody, we made it to another Friday! Unlike last week when I wrote from the safety of my blankets in the freezing cold of Washington D.C., the sun is out, it’s almost 60 degrees, and it was a short week for many of us, so plan your pregame, party it up, and throw Sandpaper (featuring Ayelle) by Taska Black onto your playlist.
Taska Black is a 21 year old, Belgian based DJ and producer who broke onto the electronic scene over the last few year thanks to his unique ability to mesh his classical music background with a melodic and pulsating EDM style. His track, Right Now (2015), caught the attention of San Holo, who signed him to his bitbird imprint and helped launch Taska Black’s now burgeoning career.
Straying slightly from his synth-heavy, “future” sound, Sandpaper has a softer vibe with a simple kick-drum beat that is in interlaced with atmospheric guitar chords and progressions and the intermittent synthy bass drop. This savvy decision by Taska Black allows Ayelle’s infatuating voice to inundate your ear-holes and fill your brain with the poppiness you need to get the weekend started off right, while also staying true his style by stripping the chorus of nothing but the beat. In Taska Black’s own words:
“I think relationships are tough because they force you to work on yourself and grow as a person. “Sandpaper” is a metaphor for that and how we polish a relationship in order to make things work.”
Have a great weekend!