Daktyl announces the release of his second EP entitled 101 available worldwide on 16th December on digital format via The Playground Records. Daktyl has obtained a vast array of mainstream radio support from stations such as BBC Radio 1 and won extensive exposure on tastemaking underground radio station Rinse FM alongside pioneering DJs such as Plastician to name a few. This has led to a surge with his fanbase culminating over 300,000 plays in less than a year.
Unlike many electronic producers, Daktyl is a classically trained pianist. After training his musical ear through those all important music lessons, Daktyl began to lose interest in sight-reading and began to create music with a friend playing acoustic guitar. Daktyl eventually traded the guitar for making interesting beat driven grooves of a new future sound merging Hip-hop, Soul, Garage and Bass. Producers to be found playing on his set list range from talents such as Frank Ocean, House sensations such as Justin Martin and Hanna Wants along with trap accomplice The Ninetys
The forthcoming EP 101 is an audio gift, a fantastical midnight excursion through eclectic beats and sublime atmospherics which consists of four leftfield tracks entitled 'Truth', 'Nobody makes me feel the way you do', 'Do without' and 'Found'.
'Truth' is the first single from the upcoming EP with vocals sung by Daktyl. As a truly luscious track, it reveals a minimalist approach adding ghostly and spacey atmospherics. Fusing an intricate blend of trap, chillwave, electronica and soul, Daktyl's talent for embroidering interesting beats, emotional cinematic jazz and soul along with ethereal atmospherics and vocals shows his capability as a forward thinking producer. Blurring the genre lines its easy to see his influences from the likes of Rustie, Hudson Mohawke andCashmere Cat whilst still maintaining his own identity. This is one of those records that makes you want to put on your headphones, close your eyes and drift off.
2013 was undoubtedly a huge year for Daktyl with releases on White Colours gaining support in all the right areas with the No Love Lost EP and the contribution to the Black Oscillations Compilation. He was also invited to play at Stealth in Nottingham and all over the UK supporting acts like XXYYXX, Artful Dodger, Lunice and Baauer, and closed The Bloody Beetroots in the main room at Koko on the 9th of March. This goes no short way in describing Daktyl's hunger for 2014, with releases forthcoming on various labels to be released soon. Keep a sharp eye out for Daktyl.
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