FAULT Weekly Playlist: Taska Black

Belgian producer Taska Black’s first introduction to music came at a young age in the form of violin and piano lessons. Like most kids, Tasks wasn’t initially keen on the imposed structure of a musical education. However, through improvisations, Taska found his deep-seated love for creating.

Stretching past genre definitions with his music, Taska first garnered international attention with his official remix of Charlie Puth’s “The Way I Am.” That soon led to releases on Martin Garrix’s STMPD label. His latest (and debut) five-track EP “Minds” was shared via San Holo’s indie label imprint bigbird.

With every track, Taska unravels a rawness through his intrinsic aptitude for melody and sound design which has seen him garner support from fellow heavyweights Zeds Dead, Alison Wonderland, Marshmello, Martin Garrix and more. Utterly refreshing and thrilling in its pursuit of greater sonic diversity in the pop sphere, Taska Black’s “Minds” EP showcases all the promising musical avenues that the young artist continues to progress into. As the year is winding down, listeners can only expect that Taska’s 2019 will hold even bigger musical moments, as hinted at by this debut EP. Until then, take a listen to his exclusive inspirations playlist for FAULT.

Sia – Soon We’ll Be Found

I’ve always loved Sia and she’s one of the best voices in pop music in my opinion. This is the very first song I heard from her from 2008 and I still can’t get tired of it.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-love

I’ve only recently got to know this band but they’re absolutely amazing. Whenever I’m traveling or doing nothing this is the only thing I listen to.

M83 – Midnight City

It feels like this song has been stuck in my head for 7 years now. That sound in the intro just never lets me go.

King Princess – 1950

When I first heard this song I was blown away. Just when that first verse comes in it just grabbed my attention and I can’t stop listening to it anymore.

Alison Wonderland – Church

I’ve always been a fan of Alison Wonderland. This is one of the songs off her “Awake” album and it’s just so well written.

Frank Ocean – Solo

I don’t think this one needs explanation. Blonde was one of my favorite albums of 2016 and ‘Solo’ has been in my daily playlist ever since.

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Otherside

When I was a kid I used to listen to the RHCP all the time. I could really pick any song of theirs because they’re all great, every single song is just so nostalgic to me.

ODESZA – Falls ft. Sasha Sloan

I don’t think ODESZA needs any explanation, they’re just legendary. Falls is definitely one of my favorite songs of their ‘A Moment Apart’ album.

Taska Black – Forever

This is a song I wrote with David Thomas Jr. His voice just sounds so good… This was my first song ever to be played on local radio in Belgium, where I live, and it was a crazy feeling to hear yourself on the radio like this.

Shawn Mendes – Lost In Japan (Zedd Remix)

I’m definitely a fan when it comes to Zedd’s music and it has been a while since he released a remix. This track inspires me because it shows how Zedd can twist a pop song and still push his sound and his production forward.

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FAULT Weekly Playlist: China Roses

Adelaide pop-rap duo China Roses (comprised of vocalist Jessica Fisher and producer Pietro Filippone) have dropped their latest single with a sound ever so familiar to that of fellow Radelaidian Allday and Brissy artist Mallrat.

“Piedaterres” is an uplifting track inspired by love and appreciation for those in your life who believe in the artistry you’re creating. “It’s written around the theme of surrounding yourself with people that believe in you, and encourage you to fulfill your potential.” We’re all about positive vibes and creating an inclusive community so we’re fully on board with China Roses.

We asked the duo to put together some of their current favorite tracks and you can see both Jes and Pietro’s picks below! Add these to your weekend party playlist.

Jes’s Picks

Mallrat – UFO

Amazing perspective. I also feel like an alien, going back to when I was 7 though. These two vibing are powerful and magical. A gift to the earth.

Paradise Club – Saturday Night

The nostalgic feel in this song from these fellow South Australians is amazing. Something about the combination of the synth and chorusing guitar is awesome Just one of the many bands I love for this reason along with Trophy Eyes and Good Doogs.

Kllo – Last Yearn

Such a cute cousin duo. I love her dark vocals and his minimalistic production. Definitely something we use as inspiration for our own music.

Odesza – Late Night

Play this on repeat to get out of a bad funk. This track is a day changer.

Jess Day – Waiting

This girl is talented. Her voice is so moving and inspires me to create things. Another South Australian, Jess and I have supported each other with our music from both of our beginnings.

Pietro’s Picks

Uth Fruit – Thorns

Virtually unknown, this guy is one of my biggest influences. His production is crisp, his music is unbelievably exciting and vibey. If I was stuck on a desert island with only one artist to listen to, this would be the guy.

Louis The Child – Slow Down Love

Since finding these guys on FIFA they have never missed the mark. One of my biggest influences, I just love everything they do.

Duckwrth – I’m Dead

Always keen to hear something super funky with genuinely dope and unique rapping. This guy is next level.

ShockOne – Bleed Black

Putting in a good word for a fellow Adelaidian. It’s hard to pull off a track of this caliber but he nailed it so hard, it’s like getting kicked in the ear.

Lido – Problems

I’ve listened to Lido for a while and this has got to be my favourite of his tracks. It’s so simple but does so much for me.

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