New Jersey based producer Dayve Hawk has been steadily gaining momentum since he released 2009's Seek Magic under the moniker Memory Tapes. Originally perceived as a chillwave project, due to his fondness for scuzzy beats and such, Memory Tapes implements all sorts of nostalgic, pop and electronica sounds into his music. With his sophomore full length, Player Piano, coming out soon, Hawk is giving away first single “Wait In The Dark.”
The track has that dreamy, fuzzy ambience customary to Seek Magic, backed with a pretty funky bass line and uses samples that brings label mate Toro Y Moi's “New Beat” to mind. It gets pretty rowdy near the end as screeching electro riffs and a heavier beat surface. Download “Wait In The Dark” below; Player Piano is out July 5th via Carpark.