Having earned BBC Radio 6 play from Gilles Peterson for last year’s track ‘Vortex’, Japanese duo Ohnesty today announce their next release, ‘Movin’ On’ EP, out on 22nd May on Highball. The project unites two influential talents from Fukuoka’s burgeoning underground scene: BRISA, the adventurous and eclectic producer/DJ who spans everything from nu-jazz to acid house, and shigge, founder of the Yesterday Once More label.
The EP makes an immediate statement of intent with the title track. Underpinned by a lurching, mechanised groove, it swings unexpectedly into a stuttering, pitch-shifted vocal cut alongside insistent hi-hats and the kind of soulful female vocal sample that’s a hallmark of deep house. The track demonstrates Ohnesty’s unique style. On one hand, they’re constantly pushing an audacious sense of creativity into a progressive-focused track. Yet at the same time, they never lose sight of the importance of making it sound both engrossing and energising.
Its second track ‘K&T’ focuses those traits in a completely different direction, blending elements acid jazz, late ‘70s disco and French Touch into their own vision. And finally ‘Need You’ echoes yacht rock and ‘80s movie scores with sweet synths and the booming gated reverb drum sounds.
Published: 7th May 2020