Nettwerk Adds New Lofi Artists takeo & Ornithology
March 10, 2023 BY Jason Currell
Nettwerk Music Group is thrilled to announce the expansion of its community of lofi beatmakers, adding producers takeo & Ornithology to the roster. Both producers are based in Los Angeles and focus on downtempo beats, with takeo crafting new tracks in between studying computer science and Ornithology bringing his love of bird watching into the studio.
Today, takeo announces the Moving Colors EP, his first project with Nettwerk and a taste of his upcoming full-length, out later this year. He also shares the project’s third single “lost and found,” available at digital retailers here: https://takeo.ffm.to/lostandfound
“lost and found,” says takeo, “is a sad lofi beat with beautiful piano riffs and accompanying atmosphere that just makes you want to sleep. The beat carries a metronomic nature to it.”
New signing Ornithology also announces his first EP with Nettwerk, entitled By the Pier, alongside his latest single “Calm Waters.” The cozy lofi beat takes listeners to a reflective and meditative headspace, all in under two minutes.
“Whether relaxing against the water,” shares Ornithology, “sitting inside by the fire, or birdwatching on a lazy afternoon, pressing play on this song feels like entering a comfort zone.”
“Calm Waters” is available at all digital retailers here: https://ornithology.ffm.to/calmwaters
Moving Colors tracklist
01. old friends
03. lost and found
04. long sleeves
05. day care
06. running late
By the Pier tracklist
01. By The Pier
03. Quiet Watch
04. Calm Waters
05. Full Moon
06. Mid Flight
takeo is an instrumentalist and beatmaker from Los Angeles, California. While in grad school studying computer science at university, much of his free time is spent in his home studio making mellow lofi hip hop beats. With past success alongside indie labels Lofi Girl and Chillhop Music – as well as collaborations with SwuM, Two Sleepy, Spencer Hunt, Jinsang, and many others – takeo (fka tysu) has his footing in the world of lofi but is still very early in his sonic narrative. He’s grateful to have the opportunity to share his music with the world and hopes to continue expressing his passion for music in his future releases.
Ornithology is the anonymous lofi moniker of Shaan Chhadva aka SCayos, a musician who wanted to be an ornithologist when he was younger. Focusing on production and cozy beats, this passion project continues to value the love of bird watching and the importance of chasing your childhood dreams, whatever they may be. After a debut LP in 2021 and an EP in 2022, Ornithology is planning his first release with Nettwerk in Spring of 2023.