The collaborative project of south-London producer Midland (Harry Agius) and singer-songwriter Robbie Redway, Akase’s mixture of post-contemporary electronica and house beats are a step away from early James Blake territory.
Recently signed to !k7 records, Rust is the debut track from the collaborative project Akase. Simplistic in its production flow, Rust plays upon the cool factor of modern r ‘n’ b and post-house beats that earned James Blake his stellar reputation as an underground hero back in the late 2000’s. For Midland, Rust is a rather different take on his usual techno, two-step beats. While his style may still be apparent on Rust, the r ‘n’ b tone set from the pace of the beat as well as the accompaniment of Redway’s vocals, creates one of Midland’s finest tracks to date.