Electronica masters Nakatomi are on fire right now. The artists are new on the scene, but that hasn’t stopped them from getting Fresh 92.7 airplay, headlining Futuresounds Adelaide’s Sidechain showcase, and achieving serious attention nationwide.
The duo haven’t been shy to get some incredible producers on their side, such as Adelaide’s BadCop (who produced Tkay Maidza’s Brontosaurus, and is formerly the front man from The Killgirls) to produce their debut single Golden Sun. This time, they’ve teamed up with Chuck Daly, who boasts collaborations between himself and heavyweights such as Jackie Onassis, to produce their latest release Circles.
It’s incredibly bold to say, but what Circles is doing to female electronic pop is similar to what FKA Twigs’ Two Weeks did, albeit on a smaller scale. The wonderful vocals combined with the alternative electronic composition blends so well into a ball of wonder so well that it’s hard not to be engulfed in everything the release has to offer right from the first listen.
Circles is colourful, expansive, and is a huge step in the right direction for Nakatomi.
Also printed in Bside Magazine 23 April 2015