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As some of you may have noticed, Sound Buffet has been on a bit of a hiatus as of late. To make a long story extremely short, Sound Buffet is no longer based in Chicago – it is now officially a DC blog. (Slightly longer story: I moved back to the Dirty District earlier this month and am starting law school in the fall, which will leave even less time for blogging.)
But enough about me - onto the music. I’ve been listening to all sorts of stuff over the past month, but when it came time to decide what song to blog about, Ta-ku’s remix of “Left Alone” was a no-brainer, seeing as I’ve probably listened to it upwards of 40 times since I first heard it a few weeks back. If Flume’s original featuring Chet Faker is a beauty, then Ta-ku’s remix is a freaking beast. By packing the original with a healthy dose of bass, Ta-ku transforms what was once a soulful electronic song into a trap heavyweight. Like Flume, Ta-ku is an electronic producer from Australia. Recently, he’s been making his presence known stateside by churning out trap (the music genre du jour) remixes that are anything but ordinary.