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.

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 Mexican/Brasilian vocalist QVLN. It was hailed  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 further support from renowned poet Oveous (Moca Arts) . It reached number #1 on the Traxsource charts and was featured in the best of 2019 chart. 

 

Their debut album “Transcendence” was released on London's Atjazz Record Company and labelled “Stunning” by Laurent Garnier. The EP included a host of collaborations from talented artists QVLN, Malo Malo, Aykho, and Maite Inae, and remixes from Rosario and Nicole Tania. The title track was an instrumental percussive house tune that reached for ever transcendent levels of etherial texture. It also reached number #1 on the Traxsource global charts. Songs from the album were also included on the iconic compilation ‘Late Night Tales’ and the band was featured on Bandcamp Weekly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since then Oyobi have supported Grammy winners “Los Amigos Invisibles” and have released further music and remixes on international labels Ocha Records (USA), United Records (HK), and locally with Groovescooter Records (Aus). Their music has also been remixed by renowned DJs Hallex M (HK) , Atjazz (UK) , Coflo (USA), and Aroop Roy (UK). While, their 2020 cover of Jean Carne's 1980’s classic "Don't let it go to your head" featuring Karen Lee Andrews was praised by Jean Carne herself, applauding the distinct approach that Oyobi developed. 

In 2022, Oyobi released a single "Make me believe in you" featuring Australian singer Karen Lee Andrews on major label Defected Records after being recruited by tastemaker/ DJ Melvo Baptiste for a version of the 1970’s classic. Since then, Oyobi has participated on the international stage with exciting upcoming  collaborations with international artists including Barrio Lindo (Berlin), Selomi (South Africa), Leonardo De Cuba (Cuba), and locally with Cosmos Midnight.