Taka Perry Remixes PNAU’s Stranger Love feat. Budjerah – out today on etcetc
Australian/Japanese producer Taka Perry has had an incredible 12 months with the release of ‘Only U’ featuring Gia Vorne, ‘Twenty’ featuring Stevan, ‘Diamonds’, and a mind-blowing triple j Like A Version covering Kanye West. Now Taka Perry mixes things up again with his version of PNAU’s ‘Stranger Love’ featuring Budjerah, slowing it down and switching it up to a downtempo, hip hop beat.
“When I was asked to remix PNAU’s latest single, naturally I jumped at the opportunity. When I had a chance to hear Budjerah’s solo vocal (who in my opinion has one of the most original and technically strong voices in the country), I could hear this almost hopeful melancholic element, so I wanted to hone in on that as much as possible. I just love it when remixes take a track and transport it to a completely different emotional world, hopefully I’ve achieved that with this one”. – Taka Perry
At the age of 22, Taka Perry’s production career has taken him across multiple territories, with past collaborations including Sycco, Thomston, Ruel, JP The Wavy, Okenyo and Max Frost to name a few. Turning his attention to his own artist project in 2019 saw a breakthrough year for the multi -instrumentalist, and release of three acclaimed singles; debut release ‘Introspect’, follow up single ‘Kuruna’ featuring the now iconic Japanese rapper JP The Wavy and ‘21 Orbits’ featuring Ghanaian-born rapper Yaw and Unearthed High finalist yergurl, a single which landed him his first full triple j addition and cover on Spotify Japan’s New Era: J-Hip Hop playlist.
Garnering over half a million streams in two days for his debut Like A Version performance last year, Taka Perry took on the daunting task of covering Kanye West’s Jesus Walks to acclaim across the board. Enlisting the help of A.GIRL, Emalia and Gia Vorne, all outstanding artists and vocalists in their own right, and a further example of Taka Perry having his finger right on the pulse of the Australian music scene. Most recently, Taka flexed his production chops on his official remix for Ruel’s ‘Painkiller’ ft. Denzel Curry and Sycco’s ‘Nicotine’; a track that sat at the top of the indigenous airplay charts for over five weeks and one he co-wrote, produced, mixed and mastered.
Acclaimed dance music trio PNAU teamed up with Australian singer-songwriter prodigy Budjerah for their latest single ‘Stranger Love’. A powerful and uplifting house track based on the French novella The Little Prince, ‘Stranger Love’ brings together Budjerah’s soulful voice with the dancefloor sensibilities that PNAU have become renowned for over their stellar career. Recorded in Byron Bay in early 2021, ‘Stranger Love’ magically marries the best of both artists into an interstellar banger.
Taka Perry’s remix of ‘Stranger Love’ is out today via etcetc: Stranger Love
Stay tuned for more remixes dropping in the coming weeks.