From the outset his highly innovative act, Oscar Davey-Wraight introduced the world to a mind-bending blend glitch-hop, breakbeat, synth-led funk and bass. What began as a humble bedroom act has evolved into the extremely diverse, immersive live experience that fans have come to know as .
Now from the Australia-based artist comes his highly-anticipated seventh EP, Syzygy 01. With the singles “” and the groove-packed floor filler “” released ahead the full EP, the 5-track production represents an aural embodiment Opiuo’s zippy tones and cheeky party appeal. “The music comes] from inspirations like Prince,” says Davey-Wright, “all morphed into Opiuo styles with some real New Orleans horns thrown on top for quality measure.”
From the sinister sounds the album’s leading track, “Huckaloogee,” to the vibrant, old school funk- and disco-influenced track, “Boogie Latch,” Opiuo’s newest EP is packed with stark contrasts, wild sonic experimentation, and some the loudest-yet-crisp electronic music productions we’ve heard to date. Syzygy 01‘s most memorable quality is perhaps the album’s outro, “Dalmations,” with its use deep horns and more emotive, cinematic-tinged sounds — providing a memorable storybook ending to not just the new project but Opiuo’s entire discography up to this point.
EDM All Day spoke with the New Zealand-born artist ahead his Syzygy 01 EP release to gain a clear sense Opiuo’s origins and evolution since 2007, how he came into his funkadelic bass music sound stamp, and what to expect from his upcoming headlining US tour which includes a headline show at the infamous with , , and Anomali.