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Täpp Collective release debut album, ‘i like what i do // i do what i like’

June 2021

London, 15th June 2021 Following the release of their first single ‘Chasing the Sun’ in 2019 and the critically acclaimed jazz/drill inspired conceptual piece, ‘Never Knew Why [NKW]’ in November 2020, Täpp Collective release their debut album, ‘i like what i do // i do what i like’, available on all major streaming platforms from Friday 18th June 2021.

The twelve track, genre-defying new album is a bold and eclectic project that effortlessly blends influences from classical music, jazz, hip-hop, electronics, folk music, bassline and more into a complex, but exhilarating sound-world created to transport the audience into new world where possibilities are limitless, but joy is guaranteed.

Led by the compelling classical/jazz violinist Rebekah Reid, the violin rather than vocals is at the forefront of many of the album’s tracks. Determined to break down barriers for her instrument and her identity as a black woman, the album is a personal project that demonstrates both the virtuosity and versatility of the violin by entrenching its sound in multiple contexts in a unique and accessible way, enabling her to bring diverse music to new audiences, opening them up to new experiences.

As a collaborative project, the album was conceived by musicians and creatives from both London and Manchester, including poets, dancers and singers as well as drums/percussion, piano, electronics, sound engineers and more, and much of the work needed to be produced remotely due to the restrictions caused by lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic. The compositional framework is based around Rebekah’s unique use of loop pedal ‘layering’ both live and in a studio setting in addition to improvisation, exploring the interplay between jazz harmony and classical composition, producing a unique tonal narrative that captures the imagination and tells a story.

Viology features virtuosic violin playing inspired by Vivaldi, Bach, Max Richter and Steve Reich. Infused with electronics and layering to create an ethereal tapestry of sound that both soothes and excites the senses.

Aquaria, named after the legendary winner of Season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is an anthem created to empower women, transgender/gender non-conforming people and the LGBTQ+ community, encouraging them to step into their light and shine like the gifts they are to the world.

NKW is a ground-breaking jazz/drill inspired conceptual piece that unapologetically addresses the Black Lives Matter protests. The track and music video feature a predominantly Black female and non-binary cast of musicians and dancers. The track itself was produced remotely during lockdown from samples and delay pedals were used to create the cinematic strings arrangement, lending to the track’s original and distinctive ‘orchestral grime’ sound.

Täpp Collective’s highly anticipated debut album ‘i like what i do // i do what i like’ will be available to purchase on bandcamp and available for streaming on all platforms from Friday 18th June 2021.

For more information, please contact Blaize Henry +44 (0)7505776056.



Credits & Collaborators

Violin/Production – Rebekah Reid
Singer/Songwriter – And Is Phi
Spoken Word – Delali and Chantelle Gabriella Jazz
Percussion/Electronics – Contours
Drum/Percussion/SPD – Abi Phillips and Ayo Salawu
Synthesizer – Rhodri Thomas
Piano/Loop Pedal – Alex Hill
Video Producer (NKW music video) – Sylvia Suli
Sound/Recording Engineer – Fi Roberts, Alex Armstrong Holding and Adama Connor
Mixing/ Production – Fi Roberts
Mastering – Katie Tavini

With thanks to Strongroom Studios, Wellington Mill and Iguana Studios. Shout out to Wozzy Brewster OBE FRSA and The Midi Music Company for continued support.

Täpp Collective

Täpp initially launched in 2017 as a string loop pedal duo and has now evolved into a collective of artists from across the UK, keen to push the boundaries of music. Täpp combines traditional and contemporary string instruments and techniques with electronics and modern instruments to create distinctive music that explores a multitude of genres. Their music covers an eclectic range of musical styles from classical music, jazz and traditional folk to electronic dance music, beats and bassline, alt.rock and world music. Täpp aims to stimulate your curiosity, breakthrough stereotypes, and awaken a new music movement. |

Rebekah Reid

Rebekah Reid is a vibrant and versatile violinist, composer, producer and loop pedal artist

specialising in classical and jazz repertoire, improvisation and composition. Combining classical string techniques with electronics, Rebekah crafts unique sound worlds creating a tonal narrative that captures a listeners’ imagination.

Rebekah also leads and manages Täpp – a loop pedal music collective featuring collaborations with musicians from London and Manchester. Täpp has appeared on NTS, Worldwide FM, BBC Introducing and BBC 1Xtra. Rebekah plays a Johann Karl Klotz violin from 1786, Germany, kindly on loan from the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation.

The Midi Music Company

The Midi Music Company is a music education and talent development charity, founded in 1995. Its programmes nurture the musical talent of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people aged 11-30, empowering them with the skills and confidence to seek creative careers.