Keegan Tawa and Nah Mean? have collaborated on Telluric, a progressive house track with an edge. Keegan Tawa is known as a musical savant who can make music out of anything you hand him. Nah Mean? is a Philadelphia based producer who runs Say Less Records. The two have worked together previously on Nah Mean?’s Lush Groove, which features some amazing saxophone by Keegan, but this is the first full collaboration between the two.
Telluric begins with a reverse fade into a rolling bassline which forces its way through etheric synths. Classic house percussion complete with a double clap, a favorite of mine btw, hides just beneath the surface. The synths fan out to a cinematic feel just before the darkness falls. The drop hits with thumping kicks and a bass line that has a Michael Jackson Thriller vibe that adds the perfect amount of edge to the track. Telluric means from earth or soil; what better title for a song with a dirty bassline such as this one? After the break live cello is performed by Regina Cordell which adds the most beautiful contrast. The song then closes out with the great bass line punching through drums.
I think the track is a really cool intersection of big, sweeping, symphonic sound and concussive techno. I think it's special because it creates a really stark contrast by combining two genres usually kept separate. -Kegan Tawa