Rwina Records kick off 2013 with the 'Synergy' EP, a collaborative release from Taz & Akka. Glasgow’s Taz makes his fourth appearance on the label, while Akka (aka label head and mastermind Akkachar) finally steps over to the artist side.
The pair have been collaborating for three years, with this first release compiling four tracks from the extensive amount of material the two have accumulated in that time.
'Illusory' combines a trap-inspired beat with euphoric synths, a flair for hooks and hands in the air escapism.
'Mobius' takes its inspiration from video games, grime, cartoons and hip hop, throwing everything into a blender and pouring the results all over the dancefloor.
'Paul Is Dead' switches up the tempo for a deeper take on the footwork sound, with a vocal snippet name checking one of the most famous Pauls in history, and 'Trapped In ’82' closes proceedings by taking things back to the duo’s youth, unashamedly celebrating the musical excesses of the 1980s.
Early support comes from selector as varied as DJ Shadow, Mary Anne Hobbs, and Starkey.
1. Paul Is Dead
2. Trapped In '82