Stream Daktyl’s 5-track ‘Riyaaz’ EP
Daktyl has continued to climb new heights after bursting into the EDM-sphere with superb remixes to records like Autograf‘s “Metaphysical” and Flosstradamus‘ “Rebound,” and also with last summer’s career-defining release of his Act of Hesitation EP.
Now, the LA-based producer and multi-instrumentalist returns with his second major project signed to Counter Records. The five-piece effort is aptly titled Riyaaz, after an Urdu expression meaning to practice something you love musically every day — a process which shines in the detail of his well-crafted, diverse project.
Riyaaz takes on a more personal and stripped down approach than Daktyl’s previous records; for instance, in the use of his own vocals and world instrumentation on the single, “Commit,” and in the brooding beats and sweeping, reflective vocals of “Monochrome,” featuring MOONZz.
The blossoming talent had the following to say about the significance of the project for his life and how listeners can utilize it’s messages for their own lives.
“This EP is about the love of making music, but also about the sacrifice that that can entail” explains Daktyl.“[E]very individual can take what they want or need from a song… it can mean something different to everyone.”
Currently on tour with Big Wild — which tops an already impressive roster of past live/DJ tours with Bonobo, Petit Biscuit, TroyBoi and Hotel Garuda — Daktyl has set the bar high for his lucid line of bass heavy beat making.
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