Toronto Producer Elaquent Never Utters a Word
“greetings. elaquent makes beats. he watches batman. he plays sega. yuen woo-ping choreographs awesome fight scenes in hong kong movies. elaquent likes those aforementioned kung fu movies. he also makes beats. okbye.”
That’s the bio for a guy who calls himself Elaquent. I can’t tell if he’s joking or not.
In addition to making beats and loving Batman and kung fu flicks, the Toronto native is a fan of videogames, specifically Sega Genesis games.
Yes, he sounds like a total dork, but dorks make the best beats and Elaquent is “evadence” of this, if you will.
Elaquent has an album coming out this month called The Midnight After on Huh What & Where recordings. The taste we get right now is called “Benten Boogie” (guess he watches Saturday morning cartoons too) and it’s got a stuttery beat, layers and layers of melodic synth, and the occasional delayed out sample of rap rhetoric (i.e. “I gotta keep it movin'”).