Oden & Fatzo
OBSERVATORY EP (COLOURED VINYL)
coloured 12" UK
Rising French trio Oden & Fatzo head to LOCUS as they reveal their four-track ‘Observatory’ EP.
A project combining three of France’s most exciting emerging talents, Parisian duo Oden & fellow live artist and producer Fatzo have emerged from the capital’s rich electronic scene and established themselves as some of the most exciting new names around. Having originated from individual projects within Paris’ house landscape, the minimal live production trio have quickly established their own sound within the genre, combining crisp, complex grooves with broken rhythms that combine minimal, house, and techno influences with a resonant, modern twist. Following a string of releases via Moscow Records, Salty Nuts, and hedZup records, the collective now head to FUSE’s LOCUS imprint as they unveil five fresh cuts across their latest EP, ‘Observatory’.
Opening via the undeniably garage-influenced two-step drums, rumbling basslines, and rich stabs of opening cut ‘Denver In The Jungle’, the trio quickly set the pace for their high-octane, tried-and-tested, club-driven sound. ‘Equinox’ welcomes classic house flavours with soulful vocal interjections backed by soaring organ melodies and shuffling percussion, before title track ‘Observatory’ combines laser-sharp drums with sweeping leads, and rubbery funk-fuelled bass licks to open the B-side in classy fashion. To close, ‘Solar Inertia’ welcomes a deeper journey through bleeps and sparkling electronics guided by refined drum licks and rush-inducing builds and breaks, whilst digital bonus track ‘Compton’s Visions’ switches up proceedings and introduces a drum-led workout accented by hazy guitar licks and spacey melodies. [info sheet from distr.]