“Imagine we met at this great party and the night led to my crib for an after. These are the sounds that you could potentially hear …”
Thousand Fingers is the nom de plume of up-and-coming London-based producer/sound designer Hakan Ozkan. Over the past few years he has dropped a series of successful tracks and remixes. His musical journey rises to the next level with his latest sound, “Je T’aime,” a bumpin’ disco-house jam that was out on 21 November.
1. The Carry Nation – The Queens
Have mixed feelings for this song. The way they used that percussion loop is very catchy and the chords are so there. It has a great uplifting feeling.
2. Elliot Adamson – No Chill
This guy’s approach to music production is so unique. The manipulation of sounds, song forms, and the instrumentation is really creative. No Chill is my favourite from his releases so far.
3. BiGz – Andalucia (Dave Pad Remix)
I simply love this track and its mood. That percussion sound gets me from the first beat and the pads are waow, so fluent. The bass melody that comes in the long break … it gives an emotional release. Preferably, better to listen a bit faster than its original tempo.
4. Mulya – Vapour
The mighty Chuck Norris of nights. You don’t actually listen the track; it penetrates into your head.
5. Niconé – ISKO ISKO
This song is like an all-you-can-eat brunch, where you can go creative and put everything in one plate. It contains a mix of nutrition that all your soul needs. Soulful vocals, groovy drums, and trippy sounds … Very nice.
6. Crawford – We Go Back (Brame & Hamo Remix)
Inspiring tune! It injects a bit of hope and courage under your skin. Giving the “I can do it” feeling.
7. Art Alfie – Downstreamed (Mount Liberation Unlimited Ethereal Teen Dream Version)
“Close your eyes” kind of tune. Sounds better when lying down on the floor. However, tell before doing it otherwise that might look a bit awkward.
8. Marcellus & Dub Healy – Mama (Original Mix)
I would call this as another clever production, simple but effective. It pulls you into its own world when the first vocal kicks in… if the amazon rainforest meets with the Sahara desert, this song would be a section that they blend into each other.
9. Liam Geddes – Song For New
Well, it has a very characteristic sound and really liking its mood. Feels like morning breeze on skin, so smooth but chills to the bone.
10. Linkwood – Fresh Gildans
This song is a peaceful form of a volcanic eruption. Spinning it while the sun is coming up … it is a moment.
Thousand Fingers aka London based Producer/Sound Engineer Hakan Ozkan, continues hismeteoric rise with a fresh new disco-house track ‘Je T’aime’ due this November and will beaccompanied by a verité styled video filmed on the streets of Paris by multi award-winningdirectorCan Eren.Hakan explains: “The story of Je T’aime refers to a fictional narcissist character who has norespect from others, no care to others, and no “others” in his world … However, he is sohappy with who he is. During the director’s stay in Paris, he embraced the personality of JeT’aime’s character and envisaged a day in the life of the character from his point of view”.After breaking into Germany’s Top 50 and well over 300K streams and counting on Spotifywith his last release, Thousand Fingers, who also studied BA in Music and MA in RecordProduction, marks his return with Je T’aime.Besides his academic career, he also maintained a professional presence in the undergroundscene with his music as Thousand Fingers, and Paradisko. T.F.’s release ‘Down’ took place atKappa Futur Fest, The BPMFestival, Bonobo’s Outlier Tour’16, and many other events -where it played by Solomun, Maya Jane Coles, &ME, and Miss Kittin. Before TF’s move toLondon, he shared the same stage with Fritz Kalkbrenner, Danny Daze, Jackmaster, Gramatikand other artists. After 2017, he decided to develop a new career in the UK, and partneredwith Made Crazy Music along his path. Lately, his song “Mr. Wiles” picked for three SpotifyEditorial playlists and got over 300k streams within a short period.