Taku is a modern day renaissance man. Rising to prominence as one of Australia’s most in demand beat-makers, the Perth based artist (real name Regan Matthews) has found himself curator of a rapidly expanding, multidisciplinary creative empire.
Borne from a late night sideline to his day job selling health insurance, Taku’s music has quickly become a global, full time concern. From early days uploading chopped hiphop cuts to Soundcloud, the “genre killer”‘s prodigious credits now include ambitious projects like 50 Days For Dilla, high profile remixes for Flume, Chet Faker, BANKS, Childish Gambino and Justin Timberlake, as well as a clutch of cowrites, production efforts and countless self releases.
This insatiable drive to create is a personal one “I started making music when my mum and dad split up when I was in high school,” says Taku. “So it will always be a storytelling and emotional outlet for me.” This storytelling gene is key.