Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, ‘i like what i do // i do what i like’ in June 2021, Tapp Collective release a remix of the lead single from the album, Aquaria. Produced by the UK garage DJ and producer, Mike Delinquent, the Aquaria remix will be available on all streaming platforms from Friday 3rd September.
Originally conceived in the signature Täpp soundworld, an eclectic and ethereal mix of classical music, jazz, hip-hop, electronics, folk music, and bassline, Aquaria is an uplifting anthem that celebrates inclusivity, diversity and marginalised identities. Named after the legendary winner of Season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the track was created to empower women, transgender/gender non-conforming people and the LGBTQ+ community, encouraging them to step into their light and shine like the gifts they are to the world.
Composed by genre-defying classical/jazz violinist Rebekah Reid, the track also features her as vocalist; her lively, harmonised interjections frequently soar above the animated bassline, rhythmically charged piano figures and compelling violin improvisation.
The remix of Aquaria takes Reid’s vocals and violin improvisation and combines them with a signature garage beat by Mike Delinquent, complete with epic beat drops, high-energy percussion and synthesized motifs to create a dynamic dance track specifically designed for the dancefloor.
Rebekah Reid, Founder & Creative Director of Täpp Collective, said “Working with Mike on the Aquaria remix has been a dream come true for Täpp Collective. The original track was recorded back in 2019, but it was put on hold because it was missing something that we couldn’t work out at the time. It was during lockdown and watching Rupaul’s Drag Race that inspiration struck – and I realised that I wanted to pay homage to the incredible women and LGBTQ+ people who aren’t afraid to be themselves, even when the world has a problem with it. Mike’s remix has now taken it one step further and we can’t wait for people to celebrate with each other, have fun and vibe to it on the dancefloor this summer.”
Mike Delinquent, UKG DJ and producer, said “I often prefer to listen to original versions only once before a remix, but I found Aquaria so captivating that I had to keep going back to it – I wanted to make sure I kept that energy in my version too. I gave the Mike Delinquent remix its own flavour by chopping up and editing the vocal chants and it fits perfectly with the garage vibe. Working with Täpp on this was great and I’m excited to see where it gets played next!”
Aquaria (Mike Delinquent Remix) will be available on all platforms from Friday 3rd September. Täpp’s Collective’s debut album ‘i like what i do // i do what i like’ is available to stream on all major platforms now.
Täpp initially launched in 2017 as a string loop pedal duo and has now evolved into a collective of artists from across the UK, keen to push the boundaries of music. Täpp combines traditional and contemporary string instruments and techniques with electronics and modern instruments to create distinctive music that explores a multitude of genres.
Their music covers an eclectic range of musical styles from classical music, jazz and traditional folk to electronic dance music, beats and bassline, alt.rock and world music. Täpp aims to stimulate your curiosity, breakthrough stereotypes, and awaken a new music movement.
Täpp has appeared on NTS, Worldwide FM, BBC Introducing, BBC 1Xtra, BBC Radio 3 and BBC 6 Music.
Rebekah Reid is a vibrant and versatile violinist, composer, producer and loop pedal artist specialising in classical and jazz repertoire, improvisation and composition. Combining classical string techniques with electronics, Rebekah crafts unique sound worlds creating a tonal narrative that captures a listeners’ imagination.
Rebekah also leads and manages Täpp – a loop pedal music collective featuring collaborations with musicians from London and Manchester. Täpp has appeared on NTS, Worldwide FM, BBC Introducing and BBC 1Xtra.
Rebekah plays a Johann Karl Klotz violin from 1786, Germany, kindly on loan from the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation.
Mike Delinquent Bio
Mike Delinquent, one of the staple names in the current UK producer & DJ scene, has more than 15 years experience in the music industry. Known for his iconic remixes most notably by Usher (Caught Up), Ms Dynamite (Neva Soft), Ciara (1,2 Step) Timbaland ft Missy (Cop That S**t), and a Top 20 UK chart hit with “My Destiny” feat Kcat, Mike is also in high demand as a Radio DJ & Host, having worked with Kiss Radio and several other top UK radio stations.
More recent collaborations include J-Lo, Nicole Scherzinger and Little Mix and his discography includes the CD compilation “Garage Nation”, released by Warner Records featuring Mike in collaboration with Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont, which peaked at No.10 in the iTunes Chart.
As a live act, Mike has played to sold-out venues around the world including Amsterdam, Prague, London’s Scala & the O2, and he continues to solidify his main stage status by bringing something completely new and unique to each show.
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