Musicians, Artists and Performers ACAXIA, of Melbourne, are a collaborative outfit creating refreshingly uncontrived productions
ACAXIAs tracks have their cornerstone in live instrumentation: keys, flutes, kalimbas and steel drums are ever-present in their music, with the duo endeavouring to harness more natural elements of sound via the frequent use of Indigenous instruments - including native didgeridoos, clapping sticks and singing bowls.
This, they combine with looped vocals, lending their work a human touch and keen emotional sensibility. The resulting sound is off-the-grid and foreign, yet at once warm and organic. Theres an earthliness present in ACAXIAs music-making approach - the outfits namesake Acacia pycnantha refers to the iconic Australian wildflower otherwise known as the golden wattle, that flowers in abundance in ACAXIAs hometown and is reflective of the artists shared appreciation for natural elements.
The acts mesmeric re-working of electronic and native sounds denotes their output with a sense of beauty, ritual, and reverence, driven by the artists deep appreciation of indigenous music, and its ceremonial use across different cultures. This sense of ritual that imbues their music also comes together with the artists appreciation for music as a therapeutic device emotions and experience inform ACAXIAs creative process first and foremost. The outfit are uniquely tuned into the impact of frequency and vibration on the psyche; the way certain tones and instruments affect ones mood and being.
ACAXIA hit Circus Recordings Beatport Competition winner TAYA up for a remix of their forthcoming release back in December 2018. Immediately was intrigued the wheels started turning of how I could put his own spin on things while highlighting the main aspects of the song.
Right from the start The vocals really caught TAYA attention, making it quite natural to build the track around them. It didnt take him too long to bring the tune from its smooth ambient sounds into his own accomplished style of deeper-driving slick first class vocal techno.
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