Discovery: Tanoki

Tanoki is a songwriter and producer from Kilkenny, Ireland who has teamed up with American rapper Tay Edwards for his new hybrid track It Has Begun.

By Graeme Smith

Blending rock elements with hip hop, It Has Begun feels like a symbiotic coming together of two worlds. This is no rap-metal though; this is a different beast altogether. There’s heavy bass, blues guitar, jazz keys and brass. If that feels like a lot, Tay’s vocals string everything together nicely as he spills out a tale of being overwhelmed by modern technology.

Tanoki has previously worked with the likes of Linkin Park so he does have form in bringing the worlds of rap and rock together, yet the freshness of It Has Begun is very impressive. You can check out the track below.

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