Oliver – Mechanical EP [Fool's Gold Records]
Oliver (consisting of two guys that both have “Oliver” in their name) has an EP coming out on Jan. 22 with Fool’s Gold Records. Oh, and it’s fucking amazing.
The first of four tracks is “Control,” which hustles an amazing, funky vibe with a touch of techno. A very streamlined, constant feel throughout the track, “Control” seems to be well tied together by its tight drum work.
Much of that can be said about MYB, but this track has a unique flavor of its own with its distinguishing breakdown. This monster has already been unleashed by DJs like Viceroy, A-Trak and Justice and I feel this is going to be one of the most notable tracks of 2013.
The last two tracks on the EP have a totally different feel then the first two, which is excellent because variety is everything. “Night On My Mind” slows down the tempo, but still has a strong feel to it. This is a perfect example of how tempo doesn’t determine the energy of a song. The title track of the release, “Mechanical,” could be considered really slowed down house or half-time dubstep. But fuck your genre, this tune has such a chill vibe, melody and chords that make you want to just sit back and admire the stars.