Australian / Dutch producer Ozzy (Oscar Jones) is releasing his new EP on Intercept, following up releases on HAAi’s “Radical New Theory” label and Barnt’s label “Schalen”. “Maersk”, the name of Ozzy’s new EP, features 3 tracks that explore the boundaries of dub, leftfield techno, and breaks. With only the age of 24, his sound is very mature and in our eyes groundbreaking, to say the least.
The EP opens with “Aphatoon”, a futuristic global bass inspired tune that moves on a slow tempo but doesn’t shy away from bringing the heat. The track feels reggaeton inspired, but Ozzy’s contrasting melodies bring something fresh to the genre.
“Gaan” is up next, which switches up the tempo and feel of the EP. The breaks and vocal make it sound UK inspired, almost akin to an act like The Prodigy. The combination of an emotional core with a raw, enticing synth is sure to take the emotional kids to the rave.
“Maerts” finishes it off and can be considered a 140+ bpm techno tune. It’s an all-round trip meant for the peak of many techno sets. The synth work moves the track forward in a sort of devilish emotional way, entrancing the listener and bringing them to ecstasy.
We couldn’t be more proud to have Ozzy on board, make sure to keep an eye open for more work to come.
Remco van Dun