::Ossie – We Mad::
Early support from Osunlade, Laurent Garnier, Axel Boman, Breakbot & Catz N Dogs, Tensnake…
Ossie’s career to date is somewhat of a microcosm of the London electronic scene over the last decade. Emerging in the buzzing, innovative post-dubstep scene, he released two EPs of broken beat electronica through Kode 9’s superlative Hyperdub, Detroit techno flavours on Lightworks, and then moved into the UK house underground with releases on Wolf Music, 2020 Midnight Visions and his own Super Cali label. His eclectic output and diverse influences make him a vital producer, and this second EP for Exploited after 2017’s Milk delivers another three tracks of dancefloor gold.
We Mad is a pumping house workout, flexing with weighty garage bass and percussive grooves, while discordant keys play out a tense refrain. The powerful, politicised vocal speech and snippets of diva wailing are used to great effect, lifting the already highly energetic track up another level. My Rail goes in a more heads down direction, with a driving low end groove pummeling away beneath disorientating string cut-ups. Channeling vintage Kerri Chandler, it’s a relentless workout for when you want to keep things rolling. From Reece strips things down to basics, with a tight, snappy groove and sumptuous 808 bass tones working away under a pitchshifting hip-hop vocal sample creating a vibe that’s not too dissimilar to the early golden days of Switch. Mellow keys and a warm meandering synth soften things up as the track progresses.
With support for his music from the likes of Benji B, Gilles Peterson and Annie Mac and appearances at Sonar, Lovebox, XOYO and Boiler Room, Ossie is one of the most exciting names in the new skool of house music.
Osunlade: Nicely done.
Laurent Garnier: Superb 3 tracker – full support from me.
Catz N Dogs: Really cool.
Axel Boman: Love Ossie! Thanks for the killer EP 🙂
Breakbot: Love from Reece.
Radioslave: Thanks for the promo.
Tensnake: Trying We Mad.
dj feadz: nice Ep ! xxx
ZDS: nice EP.
Rainer Trueby: Loving the Ossie sound, tight beats & sweet harmonies…
Supernova: Love this stuff.
2000 And One: Nice one.
Kalbbata: Love Me Mad.
Sasha: Very cool.
Mat Joe: Dope!
Iron Curtis: Danke sehr!
Russel Yallop: Wicked producer.
Gene Farris: Thanks.