Coin x Akouo – Letters To The Sun

Letters To The Sun is a soul/hip hop duo featuring Perth MC Coin (The Stoops) and Tasmanian producer/DJ Akouo. Their debut self-titled album is out on the 22nd March 2013 (today), through Obese Distribution. Originating from two of the most musically isolated parts of Australia, Perth Coin and Tasmanian DJ/producer Akouo have been quietly building a cache of sounds that blend neo-soul, backpack rap and eclectic rhythms. The duo draw inspiration from a range of influences, from hip hop producers such as J Dilla, Pete Rock, Hitek, Exile and 20Syl to neo-soul figures like Amp Fiddler, Erykah Badu and Common. As a … Continue reading Coin x Akouo – Letters To The Sun

Akouo – Above & Beyond EP

Tasmanian native Akouo (pronounced “ak-oo-oh”) breaks the mould of the conventional music producer/DJ, binding himself to no singular genre – instead he embraces the worldwide musical offerings of many cultures. As a music producer, Akouo has made contributions to the Australian hip hop genre as a member of groups JNA and Letters To The Sun, and his debut 2008 hip hop album Outwit The Muscle received a healthy run of airplay on Australian radio. As a DJ, over ten years behind a set of turntables has inbuilt a diverse taste and helped Akouo develop an arsenal of music with a … Continue reading Akouo – Above & Beyond EP

Letters To The Sun – Coin + Akouo

Originating from two of the most musically isolated parts of Australia, Perth rapper Coin (The Stoops / Coin & Taku) and Tasmanian DJ/producer Akouo (Javs & Akouo) have been quietly building a cache of sounds that blend neo-soul, backpack rap and eclectic rhythms since early 2011. The duo (now known better under the moniker Letters To The Sun) draw inspiration from a range of musical influences, from hip hop producers such as J Dilla, Pete Rock, Hitek, Exile and 20Syl to neo-soul figures like Amp Fiddler, Erykah Badu and Common. As a member of The Stoops, Perth based MC Coin collaborated … Continue reading Letters To The Sun – Coin + Akouo

Letters To The Sun – Coin x Akouo

Originating from two of the most musically isolated parts of Australia, Perth rapper Coin (of The Stoops / Coin & Taku) and Tasmanian DJ/producer Akouo (Javs & Akouo) have been quietly building a cache of sounds that blend neo-soul, backpack rap and eclectic rhythms. The duo draw inspiration from a range of influences, from hip hop producers such as J Dilla, Pete Rock, Hitek, Exile and 20Syl to neo-soul figures like Amp Fiddler, Erykah Badu and Common. As a member of The Stoops, Coin collaborated with producer J Squared (Illy / Beathedz / Spit Syndicate) on their album Stoop Squared. It was soon followed up his album Home, a collaboration with future beats producer Taku (Raashan Ahmad/Miles Bonny). Coin’s work on The … Continue reading Letters To The Sun – Coin x Akouo

Letters To The Sun – Appetizers

Originating from two of the most musically isolated parts of Australia, Perth rapper Coin (of The Stoops / Coin & Taku) and Tasmanian DJ/producer Akouo (Javs & Akouo) have been quietly building a cache of sounds that blend neo-soul, backpack rap and eclectic rhythms. The duo draw inspiration from a range of influences, from hip hop producers such as J Dilla, Pete Rock, Hitek, Exile and 20Syl to neo-soul figures like Amp Fiddler, Erykah Badu and Common. As a member of The Stoops, Coin collaborated with producer J Squared (Illy / Beathedz / Spit Syndicate) on their album Stoop Squared. It … Continue reading Letters To The Sun – Appetizers