TANOKI (pseudonym of Paul Mahon) is a musician/producer from Kilkenny, Ireland.
Primarily working as a Visual Artist/Filmmaker Paul has had a rich history of collaboration and video edit work for acts like, Lisa Hannigan, Linkin Park, Loah, Elaine Mai, Jerry Fish, 1000 Beasts, Walking on Cars, Bantum, plus much much more... With musical inspiration so close and stretching far and wide, Tanoki's sound weave the line between electro, trip-hop and funk with cinematic and jazz elements. Debut album, "FILE NEW" to be released soon!
With 'Loading', Tanoki has marked himself as one of the most compellingly original producers in the country.
- HOT PRESS
enlisting one of the country’s finest voices on ‘Loading’, a fine slice of bright-toned jazz-tronica.
Sashay into spring with distinctive retro influences such as Morcheeba and Kruder & Dorfmeister to be found amongst its shimmering trip-hop style beats
- TOTALLY DUBLIN
Off-kilter even by the standards of trip hop music, “Loading” is the melding of jazz-leaning drum fills and chromatic piano motifs alongside synthetic, glitchy beats and pulses. This sonic palette, paired with clear and pristine production
- BABYLON RADIO
Hypnotic vocals from Farah Elle and jazz elements are joined by a perfect blend of real and synthetic instruments, with slick production by Tanoki.
- CLOUDY ON THE OTHER SIDE
Jazz style vocals dress the music like snugly fitting silk, a swagger generates as the verse flows into jamming pianos and heavy double-bass
- ALTERNATIVE FRUIT
Colour, chaos, and charisma bleed from the headphones while listening to this track, in all of the best ways possible. This is an amalgamation of electronic and jazz music that screams originality and pushes the idea of creating a new sound.
- DEMARS MAGAZINE