2013 has been an incredible year for Moscow-based artist Oiki. Having catapulted himself into the dance with his incendiary debut EP eGet It Now, hes shown bold creative scope with every genre-smelting twist and turn of his journey so far. Supported by BBC Radio 1, and scoring a coveted position in the Beatport Dubstep Top 10 with his last track eAre You Scared, Oikis presence in electronic music has been unavoidable.
His forthcoming release eRatchet continues this rich vein of form, showcasing Oikis skills to a whole new level. A boundary-breaking one-track special, brought to you by Dub Police, its yet another sure-fire smash from the Russian artist.
Igniting with an infectious ricochet riddim and head-twisting vocal textures, were then hurled face first into a carnal riff. Firing with loopy, techno-like tenacity it then slam-dunks into a heaving half-step and layers of rich bass.
Dynamic, daring and ultimately devastating, eunique is an almost impossible word to apply in dance music these days... But this insane fusion of industrial strength grit truly is one-of-a- kind.
A fittingly bold conclusion to Oikis incredible year, eRatchet has already been tried and tested by Dub Police label boss Caspa with tremendous results. And if youve enjoyed his output this year... Just wait until you hear what he has in store for 2014!
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