Ta-Ku Brings Minimalism & Warmth To A New Remix Of Gallant's Smash "Weight In Gold"
The inarguable vocal prowess of LA-based crooner Gallant was first brought to the world’s stage by Zane Lowe on his very first Beats 1 broadcast back in June, spinning the sticky, 90s-r&b-inspired ballad “Weight In Gold.” Now enjoying a comfy 1,000,000-plus plays on his Soundcloud page, it isn’t very difficult to hear what’s catching all of those ears (not to mention the heftiest DJ co-sign in the game;) a penchant for big soul stuff backed by phased-for-days synthesizers and a voice that’s as muscular as a Sam Smith howl and, at times, as tender as a Frank Ocean weep. But even with all of the acclaim, the track’s electric feel lends itself perfectly to the remix-minded mavens of the world. Like say, one Ta-Ku, who disassembled the track and put it back together with his minimalist sonic glue, letting Gallant’s voice take the front-seat in the mix over sparse, slightly-swung drums and the faintest touches of orchestration. West coast folks can check out Gallant in-the-flesh on September 6th in Seattle at The Bumbershoot Music Festival or on October 10th at CRSSD Festival in San Diego. Hold yourselves over with this stripped-bare treat of a remix from Ta-ku below and hold tight for all of the new funk that is surely en route.