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Leaving Records’ flagship artist Dakim is swaddled in mystery and intrigue. Praised by luminaries of the global beat scene such as Flying Lotus, Ras G, and House Shoes, Dakim’s productions remain largely unheard. The reclusive and prolific producer (who cites music as 90% of his life) literally lives in a world of ceaselessly unturning sounds and textures yet unheard. Operating on instinct and a seemingly unquenchable musical curiosity, Dakim creates tracks that are less “beats” than living, breathing organisms which move and swing on their own preternatural accord. Hot off the heels of a fevered, sure to be legendary performance on L.A.’s Boiler Room, Dakim may not be a “producer’s producer” for long.

With ‘6F00FF’, Dakim has crafted another immersive foray into his densely realized and inimitable style. Here he often trades out the loose, head nodding undulations of earlier releases for a careening pace more akin to the rich electronic music heritage of his native Detroit. Far from the cold and steely pulse of techno, however, ‘6F00FF’ is an organic, sprawling soundscape. Careening from the dogged, clattering intensity of first track “shadow world” through to the heavenly, largely ambient peak of its title track (which designates a shade of purple), ‘6F00FF’ is perhaps the best entryway so far into the rare genius of Dakim.

A remastered & unedited version of ‘thisone’, originally a free release on the Leaving Records website, is a cassette-only bonus.

6F00FF (digital + CS)
1_shadow world
2_waytogo2
3_frogger
4_corner pocket
5_as dream creatures
6_diaphragm
7_stillyellow
8_title track

produced 2012 & 2013
recorded 2013
berkeley, CA
stillyellow & title track for bird.

thisone (CS-only)
produced & recorded 2005
detroit, MI
re-recorded 2009
los angeles, CA



May 5th, 2015
Category:Releases