- 26 Feb 21
Listen to the new track from the Kilkenny-based artist below.
Having previously collaborated on videos with the likes of Linkin Park and Walking On Cars, Kilkenny-based visual artist Tanoki, aka Paul Mahon, is stepping into the spotlight as a producer with ‘Loading’, featuring Farah Elle.
A captivating blur of jazz, trip-hop and experimental electro elements, 'Loading' is the first single from Tanoki's upcoming debut album, File New.
“The song is a commentary on what we’re doing with technology and how it’s intersecting with our lives," he says of the track. "As we lose what makes us human in exchange for the robotic, I want listeners to imagine the kind of lyrics that might come from an android, the cyborgs we’re becoming.
“So much of music is now tech-based, from how we interact with our collaborators to the sounds itself, music is now zeros and ones, it isn't tangibly real," he continues. "I’m not saying it in a bad way, it’s just a reflection of where we’re at.”
With 'Loading', Tanoki has marked himself as one of the most compellingly original producers in the country. Listen to the new single recorded and produced in his home studio in Kilkenny, below: