If you haven’t heard any of Akouo’s tracks previously posted on Electric Bare, now would certainly be a good time to check him out. This long-standing Tasmanian producer has perfected his style, combining strong hip-hop influences with unique percussion to create a sound of his own. He has remixed for the likes of Flume, Safia, and Alunageorge, reinventing each according to his unique vision. With his new EP, Mesa, out via DIEHIGH RECORDS, Akouo surprises us by straying away from his usual snares and kicks to expose a more sensitive side to his work. His featured vocals add soul into the mix, elevating the intricacies of his synth and percussive layers to cause us to fall in love with him anew. Take a listen and let him blow your mind.