2020 Midnight Visions follow up the excellent Photomachine debut ("As an overall statement of intent, it's a bold and successful one." Resident Advisor) with a killer EP from Ossie. His previous EP's were released on Hyperdub and Lightworks with 'Tarantula' making Fact's top 50 tracks of 2011. He also supplied a killer remix to the massive Joe Goddard track 'Gabriel', and recently released an excellent EP as Black Orange Juice on Somethinksounds, which saw him collaborate with Paul Black and Orial, who he brings along to supply live vocals on this new EP. Coming from the London underground scene Ossie is definitely a name to watch, he effortlessly blends garage, classic house and R&B influences into an infectious sound that he can call his own. Whether working with a full vocal on Super Cali, the lush strings of Love Crazy or dealing with classic house styles on Housedabass Ossie operates with a deft touch and builds his tracks with the dancefloor at the forefront of his mind. It's rare that an EP unites the different house and garage tribes, but early reactions to the variety of styles on display this EP have seen positive feedback across the board. With a single on Hypercolour later in the year, gigs at fabric, and high profile fans like Benji B and Mary Anne Hobbs Ossie is definitely on the ones to watch list, much like 2020 Midnight Visions who have delivered another fresh take on modern club music.
Published: 21st June 2012