It’s a long weekend, so fill yer boots with a double dose of some of some great dance music. On the first slide we have an exclusive mix and interview from Ooko and on the second slide we’ve got the usual round-up of our favourite tracks from the past week, with a mix of underground/experimental production and a healthy dose of more party-orientated bangers.
We asked Ooko to do a mix for us after hearing his dark, jittery and excellent Sex Sells EP, which we highlighted a couple of weeks ago in DMP. 24. He duly obliged, so take a listen to his short but sweet mix and read a few words from the talented producer below. The Sex Sells EP is released June 25th on vinyl and July 9th digitally on Mimm Recordings.
ACCATONE- The Drums
Deft - Tunnel Vision
Chasing Kurt - Money
Thefft - Distronet
Ooko - Sex Sells
Mosca - Tilt Shift (Julio Bashmore remix)
Larse - Karoo
Ooko - Lowlife
Hello Ooko, can you tell us a bit about who you are and how long you’ve been producing?
Yeah I now live back in my home island of Guernsey after a long spell of travelling and living in Bristol. Ive been producing for about 4 years now, previously making Dubstep under the alias of Instinct which ive now knocked on the head.
You have an EP dropping June 25th on vinyl/July 9th digitally on Mimm Recordings, what can you tell us about that release?
The release is a good representation of sounds that im into at the moment, “Downtown” is full of chopped Amen breaks, triplets and distorted 808 drums. “Sex Sells” was a House experiment at 115bpm that seemed to just pay off. The whole idea of using porn samples as drums and vocals in the track was an idea I wanted to use for ages. The My Nu Leng lads smashed it on the remix also!
Do you feel part of a movement or scene in Bristol (and beyond) that has been moving from dubstep towards a slower, house leaning sound?
No to be honest. My music is total a selfish act. Everything I make is to please my own ears. Although my time I spent living in Bristol opened my eyes to so many different aspects of electronic music. Its a wicked city!
What and who are your musical inspirations, and what are you listening to at the moment?
This is all ways tuff to answer. Im always inspired by producers making a living from there music staying true to there sound and not selling out. I listen to a lot of different music but I listen to a lot of Hip hop produced by Clams Casino at the moment.
Finally, can you tell us a bit about the mix?
With the mix I wanted to keep it half an hour of dope music. Bits I listen to personally, DJ and a teaser at the end of what sort of vibe you can expect from my album I’m currently working on.
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