After the runaway success of last year’s debut collection for Quality Goods Records, ‘Kid Chrome,’ sharp-minded producer and DJ Oski makes a return to UZ’s label on May 26th. He presents the four-track ‘Kid Calamity’ EP, another chance for his growing fan base to enjoy an array of new sounds.
Oski is an artist who doesn’t believe in the constrains of genres, instead choosing to produce tunes that fuse elements of hip hop, dubstep, trap and drum and bass into one incredibly infectious package. Counting the likes of DJ Snake, Bassnectar, Dillon Francis and of course UZ himself as fans, each fresh release pushes his work to a wider audience.
The EP opens with ‘Go My Way’ ft. The Arcturians, an immensely powerful listen that fuses wonky melodies, striking vocals and a meandering bass line that is filled to the brim with edgy groove. Up next is ‘Lose It’ ft. Macntaj, another stellar collaboration with Hydraulix. With gritty tones telling a story of its own, ‘Lose It’ introduces strong brass instrumentation, clanging percussion and earth shattering drops that are laced with intense rhythmical charge.
‘Bad’ ft. Anuka comes next, and again Oski uses impossible to ignore vocals to add a new dimension to this punchy cut. Featuring snatches of well-known sample snatches rock-esque guitar hooks alongside that weighty bassline, ‘Bad’ is exactly as its name suggests. Closing the EP is ‘Shadows’ ft. Vitillaz, a darkly progressive sound that is filled with analogue synth patterns and a cavernous, low-end urgency. Vitallaz’ softly whispered tones provide further menace to this thickly layered finisher.
Oski says of ‘Kid Calamity’: "Naturally occurring, yet artificially constructed; familiar, yet unfamiliar. These are the themes that remain constant throughout my music. ‘Kid Calamity’ is the culmination of a whole series of happy mistakes and perfect imperfections, wrapped up in a neat little bow.”