Tasmanian producer Akouo has a shimmery and futuresque sound unlike anything heard before. Once known as a DJ in Australia’s underground hip-hop scene, Akouo rose to prominence in 2014 after his reworks of Flume and Childish Gambino took over Hype Machine’s top 5 most popular charts.
Akouo soon made a name for himself as a masterful producer and skilled tastemaker, when his infectious single‘Last Time’caught the ears of music blogs across the country. Over one million plays across Soundcloud, Spotify and YouTube later, his debut EP ‘Mesa’ shot straight to #1 on the iTunes’ electronic albums chart; a soulful blend of electronic and hip hop featuring dreamy synths, cleverly crafted percussion and brilliant hooks sung by none other than himself. Akouo has since then become an in-demand remixer, appearing on official releases by ZHU, SAFIA, Indian Summer and Jess Kent, as well as curating mixes for BBC Radio 1, triple J and MixMag Lab in Sydney. Akouo has toured across Australia, New Zealand and the United States, and has graced the stages of Falls Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Party in the Paddock and Your Paradise in Fiji. In 2016, Akouo was announced as the main support for Ganz’s Australia tour, and offered an official remix to his single ‘Light Years’featuring Maribelle. His latest release, Feel That featuring eclectic Australian singer Montaigne, is a testament to the mammoth year that lies ahead for the producer.