I’m a huge fan of TÂCHES and pretty much anything he makes. He’s one of the rare artists that manages to stay original while making every track, one after another, not sound anything like the previous one. For his newest release, TÂCHES makes his EP debut on Desert Hearts Records with Notes on Grains, a pairing of tunes that embody the TÂCHES quality that fans have come to know and love. “Slalom” is incredible – is this techno? deep house? The world may never know but regardless of all of that, it’s pretty great to listen to.
Taches isn’t an easy person to catch for some free time, but what time we were able to squeeze from him was totally worth it. After catching him last month at Splash House, we were so excited to have the opportunity to talk to him about his set and about what he’s got going for the rest of the year.
Check out our chat below.
Discobelle:We recently caught your set at Splash House. What were some of your favorite songs from your set? (We’ll let the playlist come in here) What about these tracks made them stick out from the set?
It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay – Little Nancy & Daddy’s Groove
Absolutely everything about this track was stellar. This was the highlight of Splash House for me.
DB: Speaking of Splash House, was this your first time out to Palm Springs? What did you think of the concept of an all hotel pool party festival? What are some of your favorite events from the course of this past year?
T: I had never set foot in Palm Springs until Splash House, and I certainly misjudged the importance of weather dependent packing. Luckily, someone gave me a small Hawaiian shirt while I was there, so that was super handy. As far as the concept of an all hotel pool party festival, there’s only one thing you need to remember – the pool water. Oh my, the pool water.
Desert Hearts back in March definitely stands out as being the best event I’ve ever been to. It’s such a welcoming and mind freeing experience that totally restored my faith in the concept of going to a ‘festival’ (though I feel wrong labeling it as a festival).
DB: Did you catch any of the sets happening here? Who were you excited to see/who had the best sets this weekend?
T: To be honest, I’m not really sure who I saw other than Christian Martin and Justin Jay – who were both excellent. It was way too hot to consider remembering to breathe and the names of the DJs playing at the same time.
DB: It’s hot as hell, and the sun is beating down on us. What drinks are necessary for a day like this?
T: I’m mainly a (non-bitter) beer drinker, but I’m equally as comfortable buried deeply in an umbrella-garnished Mai Tai when the rays starting kicking up a fuss.
DB: We’ve been massive fans of yours since “Don’t You Know,” but who are you a massive fan of musically?
Everyone should sit down and listen to Djivan Gasparian. He’s an Armenian musician that plays the duduk – an oboe-like thing that’s probably my favorite instrument. It’s both heartbreaking and entrancing, and words can’t really describe the raw emotion that it packs. Check it out.
DB: Let’s talk a minute about your studio setup. What are your absolute essentials when you’re making music?
T: I have two essentials when making music – my Macbook Pro, and there needs to be food delivery services for when I get hungry. I have a Prophet ’08 keyboard that’s pretty fun to mess around with too.
DB: What can we expect from you in the second half of 2015?
T: I’ll have some remixes and originals coming out soon as free downloads, and I’ll have a full EP out towards the end of the year. Until then, I’ll be around and about, swaying and picking songs in designated places. I’m also considering buying a miniature animal, but I’m not sure what kind of animal to get yet.
For those of you out of the loop, Splash House is a bi-annual festival that takes place in Palm Springs and spans over three hotels around the city to create the ultimate summer party. With the festival just around the corner, we thought we’d put together a little playlist to highlight some artists we’re extra excited to see. If you like what you hear, go on and check out the rest of the lineup and purchase tickets over on their website.
UK producer TACHES teams up with rising LA label Next Wave Records for a new melodic house tune “Yours” featuring PB Kaya. Over the last couple years, TACHES has become a well-respected tastemaker and with “Yours,” he continues to prove why. Known for being able to take vocals to crazy places, TACHES does just that, by taking this new deep tune to a trippy mindstate.
Fast rising producer ZHU’s huge hit “Faded” has gotten the official remix treatment from some serious heavy hitters including The Magician, Taches and more. The EP comprised of five different remixes is a solid mix spanning across multiple genres seamlessly. From Amtrac’s club friendly tech house re-work to ODESZA’s slow and smooth R&B infused concoction, this package takes the already superb original to unusual and interesting places.
‘Faded (The Remixes)’ EP Track List: 1. Faded (The Magician Remix)
2. Faded (Odesza Remix)
3. Faded (Amtrac Remix)
4. Faded (Lido Remix)
5. Faded (Taches Remix)