Taken from the second of All City’s set of 10 collaborative 10” releases highlighting acts from LA’s burgeoning beat scene, Take’s “Soul Particles” begins with a soulful disco sample, then launches into a shuffle that would make Flying Lotus proud. Snippets from the original sample form the regal melodic backdrop for the piece, with echoing female vocals and a nice, lilting synth line doing most of the work in front of secondary blips. With his more sample-heavy, experimental approach to crafting beats, Take is on track to become one of the most unqiue artists to emerge from what is an increasingly crowded genre.
- For those who don’t know, TAKE released an AMAZING ALBUM on CD & DOUBLE VINYL called EARTHTONES AND CONCRETE: which featured myself, DUTCHMASSIVE as the only Emcee on this EPIC album…. “DREAM SUITE” is to this date my favorite track that I have been A part of…. Peep the review below
Slouched Over (Remix) Download
Dream Suite (feat. Dutchmassive) Download
Stepping Over Buildings Download
from Earthtones & Concrete (2007, Inner Current)
TAKE (aka Thomas Wilson) is a Los Angeles-based composer who expands the range of instrumental hip-hop into vivid new realms. With multiple successful EPs under his belt, TAKE is set to unleash “Earthtones & Concrete,” his debut full-length player upon the masses. Take’s compositions spin cinematic qualities that depict a psychedelia-infused urban life. His music delivers sensory deconstruction, realized through jazzy tonalities and bit-crushed melodies.
Take has long been at the center of a growing scene of talented Los Angeles area musicians/producer/djs. As a co-founder of the legendary beat showcase night “Sketchbook,” he has finely crafted his dj sets for the last 10 years, and has adapted his compositions for live performance. Using synths, samplers, guitar pedals and any gadget at hand to recreate his tracks in front of the audience, Take’s sets deliver more than a guy staring at a laptop. He also works with producer/keyboardist Black Monk to bring even more interaction to his performance. Take will eventually have an interchangeable group of musicians and producers performing his songs.
Take has shared the stage, as DJ or performing live, with artists such as Prefuse 73, Mos Def, Daedelus, Caural, Nobody, Ammon Contact, Scienz of Life, Flying Lotus, T’arrach, and edIT.