+ shares new single “Show Me” – SONIKKU Remix
More on the EP:
Almost Blue (After Hours Deluxe), set for release on September 27th via Sinderlyn. The EP features remixes of several tracks originally found on his widely praised 2021 Almost Blue EP. The new project from the New York City-based, Miami-raised musician, vocalist, and electronic composer aka Kymani Floyd features a cover of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” and six remixes from Autow Nite Superstore, Swami Sound, Phyzical Trax, Indigo Heaven, Peter Fonda and SONIKKU, whose new take on Tama’s “Show Me” is available today – listen here: https://tamagucci.ffm.to/showmesonikku.opr.
“The updated tracks on the Almost Blue deluxe are everything I want to play in the club with remixes by my favorite artists right now,” notes Tama Gucci of the new project. And, of the new remix, SONIKKU says, “I love dance music that is kinda sad but also makes you wanna move so I took the remix in a sort of T.a.T.u meets Kaskade direction. I played around with the vocal pitch and distorted the drums to make it sound warped and clashed nicely with the cold and clean sounding synths.”
He also recently released his Britney Spears “I’m A Slave 4 U”-inspired visual for his breakout single and dance floor anthem, “Challenge.” Watch the “Challenge” video, directed by Jonathan Qualtere, via office magazine and here: https://youtu.be/gpuQyPptUvo.
Tama Gucci forges his own sound that uniquely reimagines the intersection of Pop and R&B and has been featured by the likes of V Man, Gayletter, Bandcamp, Magnetic Magazine and more. His 2021 EP Almost Blue grapples with the challenges of transitional stages while, in the same vein, insisting on remaining unfazed and optimistic about the impermanence of emotional purgatory. Much of Tama Gucci’s creative inspiration for the work is owed to his encyclopedic understanding of pop culture and playful incorporation of reality TV tropes, which meld seamlessly into a bold project that sonically characterizes the spectacle of feeling cocky and lovesick without reservations.
A pop star of his own design, Tama Gucci gives us everything we need with innovative skill and finesse. Using his expansive vocal range and innovative spirit, Tama Gucci’s music allows us to enjoy the world through a lens that curiously explores longing and romance in the digital age. The artist’s success covering pop songs for his online cult following led him to become a staple performer in the city’s emerging underground queer scene. Simultaneously nostalgic and futurism-centered in his artistic sensibility, Tama Gucci’s music sounds like a distant memory from a rave you’ve never been to. Blending Jungle and Miami Bass, his music bridges the gap between his Jamaican identity and fascination with 90s breakbeat music.