OVEOUS - Hyper Soul: FIRE
Poet, singer, producer and DJ OVEOUS joins forces with BBE Music for the first of a series of three interconnected EPs on the label, titled FIRE, HEART and MEDICINE.
Crafting his ‘Hyper Soul’ sound since 2007, OVEOUS first made waves with a guest appearance on Osunlade’s “Mirror Dance”, followed by his own production “I Apologize”, which was released on Yoruba Records with remixes from Ezel and Atjazz. OVEOUS has since gone on to work with Roy Ayers, Louie Vega and Boddhi Satva, earning himself well- deserved recognition from the global community as a truly original new voice in House and electronic music.
Three new original EPs on BBE; ‘FIRE’, ‘HEART’ and ‘MEDICINE’, together will complete a musical story that traces the artist’s personal growth, relationships and his “journey through the wonderful, curious maze that is love over the last decade”. As OVEOUS puts it, the project “showcases how I’ve matured in relationships and how I’ve learned to navigate my ego and my heart when times have been dark.”
So we begin with first EP ‘FIRE’, which represents the beginning, the flame that sparks a relationship. Opening track ‘Unfrozen’ was written in 2010, at a time when OVEOUS was recovering from a deep depression. Energetic and intense, the song represents rebirth, recovery: becoming unfrozen.
‘Yoga Flame’ is a dance-floor heater and one of the most popular tracks in OVEOUS’ live sets over the last year or so. Inspired by the feeling of meeting that special someone who’s “able to captivate my heart and open me up to the possibilities of love again”, the warmth and jubilation contained here are highly contagious.
Featuring Australian multi-instrumentalist Julian Steel, ‘Rotten APPLZ’ closes out the first EP in glitchy, soulful style, creating an irresistible groove with lyrics exploring that universal, joyful moment in a new love affair, when other suitors are still trying their luck, but deep down you know you’re the chosen one.
The next installment, ‘HEART’, will be coming soon on BBE, but until then enjoy this first taste of the OVEOUS ‘Hyper Soul’ sound.