Unlike the origins of his name, which is taken from a dormant subaquatic volcano, we expect Tamu Massif is definitely going to blow up. Speaking of other things that bang, Dave Dixon’s (aka Tamu Massif) new track “OK” depicts the melancholy of a fading relationship against the euphoric backdrop of an Italian New Years Eve. Complete with the actual bangs and cracks of fireworks, Dixon recorded the sounds for a sample from his very own balcony. What can we say; the man likes harmless explosions. He explains the use of this unique sample, stating, “I sampled the sound of the celebrations in the second half of the song – I thought it’d be interesting to contrast those celebrations with something more contemplative and melancholic lyrically”.
The video, directed by Dominic Clarke, keeps with the heart-breaking theme of the song, adding stunning visuals to perfectly accompany the pitch-shifted vocals and dreamy bass. Speaking about how the track came about, he talks about how he was thinking of a “particular situation with a friend I don’t see all that often these days, and it got me thinking about the way relationships change. I guess it’s about coming to terms with that change; when you feel like you’re losing someone close to you”. This track is released in anticipation of his new EP that is due in late 2016, following up from his 2015 debut EP “Alba”. With over 140,000 Spotify plays on his last hit, and Radio support behind him, watch out for what Tamu Massif does next!