EP Review: Abyssopelagic – Oloff

When Oloff Johnson – or simply known as OLOFF– slipped me his EP ‘Abyssopelagic’ earlier last month, he mentioned that the latest body of work was a mixture of genres – from straight up hip-hop to the ambient and the experimental. Boy, he’s definitely not wrong there.

As the mini set kicks off with an upbeat, 808 state inspired number, ‘Doing It Stealthy’ – featured on NEW LEASE MUSIC last month – it suddenly flips, going through floaty/spaced out soundscapes which, no doubt, puts you in a hypnotic state within seconds. The young wordsmith’s contrasting wayward flow punches through the atmospheric arrangements, adding a unique vibrancy.

I have to say ‘Abyssopelagic’ EP is an acquired taste. Test it out below:

Must Listens: Doing It Stealthy, Fucking Wet

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Song of the Day: Doing It Stealthy – Oloff

Coming from his latest EP ‘Abyssopelagic’, released earlier this month, OLOFF drops his uptempo offering entitled ‘Doing It Stealthy.’

The accompanied video features the Bristolian working the stage, while slamming his wayward but satisfying flow over State 808-esque bars.

The EP itself features a mix of genres, ranging from hip-hop to ambient/experimental, where he plans to release each one as a single. Take time out and check out ‘Abyssopelagic‘ here.

Before you head off though, hit the play button on ‘Doing It Stealthy.’

New Track: Pedestal – Autumnmusic

songwriter AUTUMNMUSIC  AKA Rosi Croom revealed the impassioned lead track ‘Pedestal’, from her debut EP ‘Dreams&Fears’.

Kicking off with buoyant synth bass and Croom’s assertive vocals, ‘Pedestal’ is a minimal tale of sudden attraction and desire for human touch. As the track develops, her ethereal vocals soar above the enchanting production – embroiled in both anguish and desire. Inspired by Odysseus’ perilous maritime journey, ‘Pedestal’ begins the musical lovelorn voyage destined to end in emotional turmoil.

The debut EP sees Rosi put aside her usual themes of feminism, politics and mental health, to create a deeply personal body of work, taking listeners on a journey of sensuality, lust, loss and violence. These rich narratives are further brought to life on stage using a loop station and live sampling, weaving her stories and their accompanying motifs into a complex tapestry.

Behind the scenes Rosi has established herself as a formidable artistic talent, gaining a sync with Harvey Nichols and collaborating with American music producer Mark Endert, whose impressive discography has seen him work on Madonna’s Grammy Award winning album ‘Ray of Light’, as well as collaborating on numerous projects with Maroon 5, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus. Most recently, Rosi has worked as a choral arranger for Stu Larsen and American singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop, continuously diversifying her musical career. Choosing to create under the alias Autumnmusic, the elusive project explores the depths of the human heart and psyche through deep poetic craftsmanship – winning her 4 awards at The UK Song Writing Contest and support from Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music.

AUTUMNMUSIC reveals ‘Dreams&Fears’ at her EP launch show on 8th May at Servant Jazz Quarters in London, where she’s set to display her innate penchant for vivid storytelling in an intimate environment.

Hit the play button on ‘Pesdestal.’

New Music Video: Celebrate – K*Ners

Connecting the dots between the worlds of Ragga and hip-hop, K*NERS is the latest in a succession of musical innovators from Bristol and he has just released the visuals for his conscious single ‘Celebrate’ via GRM Daily.

Capturing a deep sense of nostalgia, the track is laced with an old school hip-hop sound…check out the video.

New Track: Celebrate – K*ners (ft. Incredubwoy)

Championing a sound that captures the heart and soul of hip hop, Bristol native K*NERS released his conscious single ‘Celebrate’.

Activating a deep sense of nostalgia through looping samples and a crisp vinyl feel, K*NERS paints a myriad of pictures and thoughts via his sharp wordsmithery with a throwback delivery.

Building his foundation as a ragga MC on a sound system, K*NERS is the latest in a succession of musical innovators from Bristol treading a path beaten by Wild Bunch, Massive Attack, Portishead, Tricky, Roni Size and more recently, dubstep producer Joker. Connecting the dots between the worlds of Ragga and Hip Hop,K*NERS has a fine-tuned sound that lies across both spectrums of the genres.

Creating a catalogue of music spanning over the last decade including his debut album ‘K In Da Flesh’, as well as his recently released second album ‘Voice of the City’, K*NERS has built a strong following over the years. He has also performed along the likes of legends that include Sugar Hill Gang, Mos Def, GZA/Genius (Wu-Tang), Tinchy Stryder and Mark Ronson.

“Celebrate, is the song to celebrate the fact you can start off in the hoods, slums and ghettos in life but still come out and reach your goals and live your dreams.” – K*Ners

Check out ‘Celebrate.’