Launceston, Tasmania-based producer Akouo (ah-koo-oh) was locally recognised as a beatmaker and DJ in Australia’s underground hip-hop scene before gaining national and worldwide attention as a solo act in 2013. His breakthrough came after his reworks of Flume and Childish Gambino effortlessly floated into Hype Machine’s top 5 most popular charts, and he has since become an in-demand remixer, appearing on official releases by SAFIA, Thief, Sampology and Zulu.
Beyond his remix capabilities, Akouo has proven his worth as an artist with his debut EP, ‘Mesa’ climbing straight to #1 on iTunes’ electronic albums chart upon release. Lead by the infectious single ‘Last Time’, ‘Mesa’ is a soulful, downtempo journey into the post-hip-hop inspired world of Akouo, featuring spaced out synths, cleverly crafted percussion, and brilliant hooks sung by himself.
PRAISE FOR AKOUO
“Maybe you caught his productions on the radio, or even found yourself holding your phone aloft in the middle of a dancefloor trying to Shazaam what on earth he’s spinning. It could have been any of these things, because at this very moment Akouo is probably appearing on all three, carving out a reputation as one of the hardest working electronic producers in Australia.” – THUMP
“…we suggest pressing play below, now.” – HYPETRAK
“If the future sounded like this, I’m 100% with it.” – DO ANDROIDS DANCE