DJ Tacteel is from Paris, France. He is part of the growing underground scene in France that is the antithesis of French mainstream scene.
It definitely shows on this the first release from acclaimed producer DJ Tacteel. The album is 100 % instrumental, the only vocals being sampled spoken word.
DJ Tacteel like DJ Shadow, Prefuse 73 and RJD2 does more than just create a simple beat and pass it off as an instrumental song. The tracks all vary in length and vibe, some being very somber in mood and others more vibrant. Every time you seem certain as to the direction of the track Tacteel will throw different sounds in, change up a sample. What stops this from sounding like sonic madness is Tacteel's unique ability to both compose and arrange songs. He knows exactly what sort of sounds to throw in and what to keep out. A trait that sadly not all instrumental hip-hop producers have. A dark sense of humour also sets Tacteel apart from his peers. This is apparent from the spoken word segments and the vocals that are scratched and sampled from time to time. Repeating trite clichés over and over again until you realize just how absurd and meaningless they are.
Look no further than Tacteel's debut "Butter for the Fat". A name to look out for in the future no doubt.