Australia & New Zealand
Breaking into the scene fresh with poignant electronic sound is 21-year-old Antwerp based producer Taska Black. His rare style utilizes an organic warmth in cohesion with raw heart-pumping melodies. By meshing his classical background with pulsating bass music styles, Taska Black continuously challenges the formulaic trends of electronic music today with his forward-thinking approach.
Taska Black’s first taste of music began at a very young age with the introduction of the violin and piano lessons at only 4 years old. Initially dreading these classes and the structure of a musical education, Taska Black soon found that improvisation was what kept his inspiration and drive alive.
The producer continued to experiment with this improvisation and dropping the prioritization of rules and standards when it came to classical music. Eventually, Taska Black’s renegade nature lead to him experimenting with the art of music production through dabbling in various genres.
Breaking rules while remaining true to his inner innovator, Taska Black took the project one step further and began to put his name on the map. Eventually the project took off and started garnering attention in the scene. Taska Black’s track “Right Now” caught the interest of San Holo’s imprint bitbird, marking a turning point for the young artist’s blossoming journey.
That paved the way to a burgeoning partnership between label and artist culminating in his breakout single “Leave Me” which has accumulated over three million streams cross platform and topped the HypeMachine charts. Taska followed that up with a powerful remix for San Holo’s single “Light” that was featured in Spotify’s flagship New Music Friday playlist crossing 700,000 streams on the platform in just half a year.
Since his introduction in the electronic scene, Taska Black has found the support from YouTube music channels Trap City, CloudKid, and Trap Nation. His unique sound has amassed support from big names including San Holo, Zeds Dead, Alison Wonderland, and Marshmello. As Taska Black’s recognition grows, it’s best to keep your eye on the producer, as each coming single unveils further experimentation with the marriage of contemporary sounds in a classic demeanour.