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Rakuuth’s single “Akale” is the blend of carnatic sounds with the modern age elements. A track that’s a journey in itself.

Tell us about your track

‘Akale’ is the debut single by Bangalore-based producer Rakuuth featuring indie artist Anza Prem. The song embodies melancholic and soulful melodies on a quirky upbeat production, a blend of traditional south Indian sounds with contemporary electronic music. ‘Akale’ is created with a vision to merge different genres that are rooted in Rakuuth’s culture and upbringing. From having signature south Indian folk sounds like Kuthu Drums, Synthesised Flute and Kerala Percussions to elements from the iconic UK garage and Bass music, ‘Akale’ offers its listeners a very distinctive listening experience.

Tell us your inspiration behind this track

Akale is a fusion of all my past inspirations from making electronic music combined with traditional drums from Tamil Nadu. I’ve been drawn towards loud music since I was 4 years old because of my father, who used to play a lot of rock and metal records. During my school days, it was mostly punk rock, nu-metal and hip hop on my mp3 player. 2014 was when I started listening to a lot of underground dance music. And that’s when I had this drive to focus on the creative side of music. Ever since then, I’ve been hooked.

How long did it take to record the track \album \EP ?

The instrumental was done almost 4 months ago. Once Anza came on board, a lot of changes were made to the original track. So roughly 5 months.

What is the meaning behind the lyrics?

‘Akale’ in Malayalam means ‘distant’. So the song is a melancholic ballad about unrequited love.

What brings next after this release?

‘Akale’ is the first single from Rakuuth’s upcoming debut EP. With a well-defined roadmap and pipelined releases in 2022, Rakuuth is all set to appeal to a wide demographic through culturally rich and dynamic projects featuring multiple underground and mainstream artists.

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