Rawaat – Day Laborer EP

We do things in our lives that do not make us happy and they consume so much time that there is nothing left for what we would like to do. That is what has been happening to me throughout the last year but fortunately I still manage to listen to a lot of music, although not necessarily being able to find time to write about it. Anyway, OSOM is back.

And there is a very good reason to write again as young and mysterious Detroit producer and head of Crisis Urbana imprint Rawaat has released his first EP for Lobster Theremin just few weeks ago. It is called Day Laborer and will take on a journey from the dreamy ambient opener track to the excellent housey remix of the title track made by Huerco S. Hypnotizing stuff!

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The Knife – För alla namn vi inte får använda

It turns out that The Knife‘s contribution to the antinational cabaret called Europa Europa resulted in the release of the regular track and by saying ‘regular’ I mean it possesses all of the following elements – vocal parts, characteristic for this Swedish duo sound and acceptable running time. In few words – it does not resemble Old Dreams Waiting To Be Realized at all. But there are things that have not changed since Shaking The HabitualFör alla namn vi inte får använda is heavily influenced by politics and it features yet another crazy dance that we are supposed to learn to fully enjoy the music. Well, good luck with that!

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Lüthian – Soon

Lüthian is a rising artist from Vancouver who has been publishing tracks since last month only and the brand new one called Soon, which is his third song ever, is a real killer. Its beginning is based on the same style that previously released ambient- and chillwave-oriented compositions presented. We can also hear a female voice which is characteristic for this Canadian musician. But then the vocal becomes chopped in a way that it reminds me very much of the ending of Crystal Castles’ Violent Dreams and is also backed by a powerful and straightforward dubstep beat.

Lüthian is definitely the one to watch!

A small update: it turns out that an artist hiding behind the moniker Lüthian is a… girl. So yes, female voice is obviously a characteristic feature in her music as she takes care of both producing and singing. But this is just another reason that makes her music particularly valuable.

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Zamilska – Duel 35

Last time I called her the princess of this genre but with a new song Zamilska proves that she is ready to become a queen and rule the empire of techno. Duel 35, a second single from her highly-anticipated upcoming debut album Untune, is once again a magnificent dark techno track heavily enriched with bass and accompanied by disturbing visuals set together by the artist herself.

The album will be released on the 26th of May and you can pre order it here or here.

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Oxford Drama – Oxford Drama EP

Do you remember what fuss was caused by a discovery of Polish duo The Dumplings? OSOM was one of the very first sites to feature those talented youngsters at the end of September last year and now they are in the middle of the sold out tour, have been played by a London radio and are about to release their debut album on a major label.

But it turns out that Poland has even more to offer. Oxford Drama are a Wrocław-based fantastic boy/girl duo that deserves more recognition. Their first ever release – a self-titled EP – was published a month ago and in three of four tracks it presents a dreamy sound that reminds me of former songs from another great Polish band Őszibarack. But for me the absolute highlight of Oxford Drama EP is Endeavour, a composition less calming yet with amazing alternative beat. Can’t wait to hear what this guys will come up with next!

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