Daktyl Releases ‘Riyaaz EP’ on Counter Records
LA-based producer and multi instrumentalist Daktyl releases brand new EP “Riyaaz” today via Counter Records. This being his second EP on the Ninja Tune imprint and featuring recently released tracks ‘Commit’ (which shows off a more personal and stripped back approach with the use of his own vocals and world instrumentation) and ‘Monochrome ft. MOONZz’ which was released in November last year and received support from Kick Kick Snare, Pilerats and more. Alongside these are brand new tracks including a feature from vocalist, DUCKWRTH on energetic track ‘Warpaint’.
The word “Riyaaz” is an Urdu expression meaning to practice or do something you love musically every day. This attitude shines through on this well-crafted, detailed and varied EP. “This EP is about the love of making music, but also about the sacrifice that that can entail” comments Daktyl, who goes on to explain that “every individual can take what they want or need from a song… it can mean something different to everyone”.
Currently on tour with Big Wild, plus an impressive 2017 that saw Daktyl release his EP “The Act of Hesitation” in June (which gained praise from the likes of Dancing Astronaut, Tiny Mix Tapes, Nest HQ and more), live tours with Bonobo and Petit Biscuit, and DJ tours with TroyBoi and Hotel Garuda, we can expect big things from Daktyl in the future.
“Riyaaz” is out today via Counter Records.
3. Warpaint (feat. DUCKWRTH)
4. Tiles (Intermission)
5. Monochrome (feat. MOONZz)
Feb 13 – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
Feb 15 – Delmar Hall – St Louis, MO
Feb 16 – The Miramar Theatre – Milwaukee, WI
Feb 17 – Canopy Club – Urbana, IL
Feb 18 – Bluebird Nightclub – Bloomington, IL
Feb 21 – Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
Feb 22 – Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 23 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, CA
Feb 24 – Le Belmont – Montreal, CA
Feb 28 – The Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
Mar 01 – Higher Ground Ballroom – Burlington, VT
Mar 02 – Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME
Mar 03 – Pearl Street Nightclub – Northampton, MA