Bolivian born, based in the south of Brazil, Bakka first arrived in the spotlight back in 2020 with his collaborations alongside ZAC and Ashibah - ‘Make It Better’ and ‘So High’, both of which have now clocked up over seven million streams on Spotify between them. Supported by various producers, he collaborated with Phonique last year on Spektre, and now lands on Phonique’s new label Zatar Music with this latest EP.
‘Wish We Luck’ is a three-track release that exemplifies both the artist and label’s passion for melodic, atmospheric house music. The title track is an example in building tension, with a tightly plucked lead line and melodic flourishes building to the emotional release of a piano-led breakdown.
‘What You Expect’ pushes further into progressive house territory, with its growling, seething synth lines, while rounding off the package is ‘Too Late’, a looser, more percussion-led organic house cut.
Bakka: “This EP is a true labor of love, inspired by my passion for music and the desire to create something unique and meaningful.
“’Wish Me Luck’ is a melancholic and introspective journey, infused with arps from the Moog Subharmonicon. It's a musical journey through the complexities of the human experience.
“Each track on the EP comes with a special edition Synthapella version, featuring only the synthesisers used in the original tracks."
Phonique: “I am super excited to welcome Bakka with his own solo EP on Zatar becoming one of our core artists besides Fairplay and Nilu.
“Shortly after first running into him at a Brazilian airport a few years ago, we connected and did our first collabs. We produced many more collabs whenever I had stops in Brazil or on his recent European tour where he also performed on the first ever Zatar showcase at Ritter Butzke in Berlin alongside Korolova."