Ta-ku & Jakarta Records present 823’s very 1st compilation, bringing together bedroom producers next generation from all around the world and featuring such talented artists like Idealism, Wun Two, eevee, Jinsang, Peachy!, SwuM and many more … all things considered #1!
“823 celebrates the simple beauty of everyday life and the people in it that inspire us. In that spirit we are proud to present our very first compilation featuring artists we love. All Things Considered Vol.1” (Regan Matthews aka Ta-ku)
After the very successful EP releases of quickly, quickly’s “Over Skies” in mid 2018 and Please Wait’s “Black & White” in late 2019 Jakarta Records and Ta-ku take their joint label to the next level presenting 823’s very 1st longplayer – a compilation featuring an international line-up of already established as well as up & coming Lo-Fi-Producers, handpicked and curated by none other than 823 label-head Ta-ku himself.
1st single to be released on 21st of August is „Serenity“ by prolific 27 year old producer eevee from the Netherlands aka „the queen of Lo-Fi“ delivering a loopy and very hypnotic tune w/ quite jazzy horns feeling like watching the sunset on a desert planet like Dune – from outer space. 2nd single will be a double-single, coming on September 11th w/ finnish indie-producer Idealism and his tune “Somehow” – a steady and softened beat w/ colorfull and chilled piano chords – on the one side and Ta-ku’s “Remember Me” – another powerful Lo-Fi anthem by the Australian allrounder and 823 patron – on the flipside. The compilation’s 3rd drop will be a double-single as well featuring 19 year old, US-based self made producer Peachy!, delivering his Shanghai inspired, very spheric walk-by tune “Stroll” on one side while Laguna contributes his slowly uplifting but very keen “Lone Rider” on the flipside, catching that specific moment when switching from boredom to euphoria right away.
All singles off the compilation will be accompanied by customized visuals from different filmmakers catching the songs’ very own vibes. The compilation’s artwork comes in its very own and unique 823-style, designed by 823’s Art Director Tim Meakins and contains an A2 poster as well.
Ta-ku’s 823 label represents the appreciation for the people, ideas and places that inspire and push their protagonists forward. The artwork is shot by the artists themselves and each release has an accompanying photo zine that acts as a visual story to compliment the music being showcased. 823 is also the numerical representation of the phrase ‘Thinking Of You’.