A relationship that began almost four years ago, between Culprit's LA crew and Parisian native Shonky, has finally been realized, with the mercurial Frenchman stepping up for his first full Culprit release, Oasis.
Shonkys debut EP for the label bears a lot of his signature elements, mixed in with a dash of patented Culprit funk. The title track fits the labels canon of soulful, warm grooves and provides the inspiration for the rest of the EP. The two companion songs: La Bestia and Kwality took shape as label and artist moulded the release together.
An outgrowth of another trans-Atlantic relationship also sees Londoner jozif join Culprit on this release, remixing Oasis. His remix has been a secret weapon in Droog's sets for the last few months, with its dramatic piano flourishes and jozif's own original guitar elements adding up to a modern take on a truly Balearic style.