PREMIERE: LAKIM – “Need Want”

Image via Soulection
Image via Soulection

Anyone who’s still claiming electronic music is just “robotic” or pushing buttons clearly isn’t paying attention. Soulection‘s LAKIM though is most certainly worth paying attention to and more. Whether he’s remixing the likes of Three Six Mafia, Kanye West, Daft Punk, or Erykah Badu, or even putting out his own smooth take on ’90s throwback deep house, LAKIM is in his own world.  And for all the greatness that is his existing catalogue (including a dope free release Esoteric and the first White Label) we’re even more excited to announce LAKIM’s debut full-length album, This Is Her and give you the premiere on its first single, “Need Want.”

“Need Want,” the first track on This Is Her, is a perfect gateway into to LAKIM’s world. Though this east-coast producer hails from Virginia his vibes are out-of-this-world.  LAKIM’s downtempo-leaning futuristic R&B slow jam is special as he manipulates classic vocal samples from Robin S. on “Show Me Love” and mixing that in with a smattering of seductive synth squelches and deep sub-bass.  A syrupy concoction of sound, LAKIM’s “Need Want” is just the right taste of what’s to come.

LAKIM’s This Is Her will drop February 25 via Soulection; you can pre-order via iTunes today.