Fusing future-flung samples to elements of jazz and then lighting the beats on fire with a hip hop bounce, Take aka Sweatson Klank leads the listener on a bit-strewn path to an unknown audio destination. As the electronic music world lifts an interested eyebrow towards the West Coast, Take has risen to the top as one of the new generation’s finest producers, fusing his own brand of future-flung electronics with elements of avant-garde jazz, subharmonic melodies and a mean hip hop bounce.
A multi-instrumentalist and frequency fanatic with ten years of live performance experience, Take gives the formula of old school samples plus new school production a fresh solution with his unique sonic vocabulary. Constantly growing and evolving, Take’s sound uses engaging melodies, non-linear development and a multi-strata slump to communicate a fresh feeling of movement in every track. Embracing his geographic legacy in the thriving LA experimental beat scene but still very much his own player, Take makes music that charts its own course through the gurgling fuzz of acousmatica, using beats that are less loopy and more low-slung, so low in fact that they are breaking ground and laying a new path for producers to walk.
Take’s musical catalog includes releases for labels like ALL CITY, Eat Concrete, Circulations, Buttermilk, Poobah, Inner Current, Swedish Brandy, and Astro Lab, as well as remixes and compilation tracks for the likes of Warp, Plug Research, Power Shovel Audio, Dublab, Circulations, and many others.
2011 sees the release of “Only Mountain: The Remixes” on the highly acclaimed label Alpha Pup Records in March. Describing his music as “rooted in hip hop but on a spaceship headed for a new and better place…somewhere out there,” Take may not know exactly where his beats will end up- but hopefully he will take us along for the ride.
TAKE PLAYS THE PURE FILTH BASS OASIS AT COACHELLA 2011 ON SATURDAY, APRIL 16 FROM 4PM-4:45PM