Oyobi takes audiences on polyrhythmic musical journeys using electronic machines, analog synths, and live instrumentation.
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 dance floor 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). It positioned at number 1 on the Traxsource Afro/latin charts and was featured in the best of 2019 chart.
They have since released an array of music on labels such as Ocha Records (USA), United Records (HK), Atjazz Records (UK), Groovescooter Records (Aus) 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, with support from Danny Krivit and featured on Glitterbox radio with Melvo Baptiste (Uk), Makeda Radio (Spain), and Universal Rhythms Radio (Brasil) .
Oyobi are set to release a full length album in 2021 on London's Atjazz records.