Oyobi takes audiences on polyrhythmic musical journeys using electronic machines, analog synths, and live instrumentation.
Oyobi is a music group that merges Latin folkloric rhythms, electronic machines, and live performance. Their music is primal, raw, and prone to improvisation, with an unflinching streak of bending and breaking typical genre barriers. They integrate a vast array of influences into a unique futuristic style, seamlessly merging spiritual themes
with a dancefloor sensibility.
Their productions are rich in complex polyrhythmic percussive layers and deep emotive
chordal transformations that highlight the groups unique approach to music creation. Their sound aesthetic is crafted by their three main protagonists- Vincent Sebastian (machines, percussion), Adam Ventoura (bass), and Planeface (synths)- who together aim for transcendent dance floor experiences.
Their debut 'Translations' EP (Imagenes Records UK 2019) combined elements of house, jazz, latin, and broken beat with deep primordial undertones. It featured guest vocalist and Los Angeles native Qvln. It was hailed as a "fantastic marriage of an electronic reverence to the sound and rhythm of the ancestors" by iconic producer and label boss Osunlade (Yoruba Records), with the single 'Yege"reaching number 1 on the Traxsource Afro/latin charts. The group claimed it was an ode to those that came before them, those who shape their paths in the present and into the future.
They have released music on labels such as Ocha Records (USA), United Records (HK), Atjazz Records (UK) and have been featured on various iconic compilations including Late Night Tales by Bill Brewster. They have supported Grammy Award winners Los Amigos Invisibles and their 2020 cover of Jean Carne's classic "Don't let it go to your head" has gained them international praise, being featured on stations such as Glitterbox radio with Melvo Baptiste (Uk) , Makeda Radio (Spain), and Universal Rhythms Radio (Brasil) and support from Danny Krivit. Released exclusively on 45'"vinyl by Australian Label Groovescooter, it is surely becoming a future classic.
Oyobi are set to release a full length album in 2021 on London's Atjazz records.