Ahead of Tako's DJ set this summer at the Red Light Radio + Music From Memory stage at Farr Festival 2017, we reached out to Amsterdam-based selector to deliver a mix and give insight into his vast musical knowledge. Grab your headphones and get ready for the unexpected, this is one hell of a trip.
Alongside Abel Nagengast and James Pole, Reyenga runs Red Light Records, a small, specialist vinyl shop hidden in a seedy, tangled neighbourhood of the kind you'll only find in Amsterdam, where brothels, pubs and bike shops share space with an imposing church.
The shop grew from Red Light Radio, a successful online radio station set up by Orpheu De Jong and Hugo Van Heijningen that operates out of the same complex. Since 2013 Tako has also run the Music From Memory imprint with Abel Nagengast and Jamie Tiller. The label's success has surprised even Reyenga—records from the likes of Gigi Masin, Vito Ricci, Michal Turtle, The System and Gaussian Curve have earned Music From Memory a strong and loyal following with one Discogs fan commenting:
"This is the blueprint for doing it the right way. Plenty of copies, great sound, dope selection / curation and everything licensed and above board. Discovering this label has been the best thing to happen to my collection in forever."