HUGO OAK RELEASES EP AT AMSTERDAM BASED INDIELABEL KROOKS Coming May 30 Hugo Oak releases his first 5track EP Brightly Dark at the Amsterdam based indielabel KROOKS. This release marks the end of an intimate 2year journey between label and artist. This journey started with just a couple of snippets faced a writers block and Hugo overcoming that same writers block. Further on Hugos granddad passed away and in his honour Oak decided to name himself after him. Later he finally graduated from the music academy and found the freedom to finish Brightly Dark and to start his music career at KROOKS. The EP can be labelled as accessible yet intelligent. Hugo Oak is an up in the clouds and deep underground musician. By using and combining intense sounds he seeks to compose both downtempo and uplifting tracks that will in either case make your blood flow a little harder. He uses a synth a mic a lot of FX and the soul of his voice. Its a process without rules Hugo Oak produces anyway he wants to. His voice makes you think he is an old soul singer. His productions have a North European existential feel to it. And a record like Phonograph sounds like an inspiration from the Berlin underground scene. The compositions are stubborn and can put the listener on the wrong track.