VINYL / DIGITAL ALBUM
ATJAZZ RECORDS UK
"As a collective, they’ve raised the bar of electronic Latin-infused jazz to soaring heights" -Martin 'Atjazz' Iverson
Transcendence is Oyobi's debut full-length album for which they teamed up with musical maestros Malo Malo, Qvln, Maité Inaé and Aykho who all interject their own secret blend of melodious spices to this luminous body of work.
This rewarding long-player kicks off with the masterfully concocted body-mover, Mi Ritmo. With horns and percussion to die for, what a blinder to start with. With deftly delivered piano and keyboards, Crossroads satisfyingly continues our journey. Do you want it tougher? Then the title track is what you get. The original will not disappoint, nor will ArCo label owner Atjazz’ Galaxy Aart Remix: a take that plays on a sassy guitar hook and a complementary synth line playfully dancing around it. Orula (feat. Qvin) gives a false sense of security, courtesy of its feel-good vocal chants. But there are many more layers to come, including dope percussion, a harder beat and enticing synth lines.
Always save a killer to close with, said no one, but it would be sound advice. Well, that’s what the OYOBI crew have done with Me Voy. Fast-paced congas and rich 70s-esque hats lead into chord jabs, brazen plucked bass and atmospheric strings. A gem of a vocal hook accompanies us throughout the build-up to be met with a bassline holding our groove in place, give or take the odd divine breakdown. The closing jewel to a treasure trove of music.
KALIMBA VIBRATIONS (OYOBI REMIX)
TAKEN FROM ELECTROPICAL PT.4
BY JUAN LAYA & JORGE MONTIEL
IMAGENES RECORDS UK
Electropical Pt.4 takes a deeper excursion into Afro-Latin music to create a unique blend of timeless, acoustic 'Roots' and contemporary leftfield production. This latest instalment of the acclaimed project helmed by Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel, the duo behind the much loved Los Charly's Orchestra, evokes the spirit of the Amazonas forest, the beating heart of their native Venezuela. The sounds are born of the earth and nurtured for the soul.The EP features performances and remixes from longstanding friends and musical allies: Oyobi, who has recently been busy working with none other than AtJazz and Aroop Roy, brings a burst of intensely vibrant energy to Kalimba Vibration while the mighty Andre Espeut lends his utterly distinctive voice to Abstract Fragments Of A Dream. As for multi instrumentalist- producer Kris Houston he puts his signature touch on Beyond Civilizations.
OYOBI (VINCENT SEBASTIAN & ATJAZZ REMIX)
Electronic, spiritual & experimental music from OYOBI, remixed by OYOBI's own Vincent Sebastian & the UK's Atjazz.
Spinning the album version of Crossroads on its head, Martin “Atjazz” Iveson and Vincent have added subtle, yet elegant changes to this incredible piece of music which also features the wonderful vocal tones of Maité Inaé & Qvln, complementing it with layered analogue & modular synthesizer lines, and with additional percussion performed by Vincent himself. Crossroads is but one of the brilliant pieces of work to be heard from their outstanding album "Transcendence”.
VARHANDZA KU GIYA
SELOMI (OYOBI REMIX)
UNITED MUSIC RECORDS
Oyobi remix of brilliant South African artist Selomi. Vincent Sebastian went back to his roots on this, giving it a Uruguayan candombe rhythmic feel which was ignited by the chordal genius of Planeface and deep bass vibes of Adm Ventoura.
OYOBI & MALO MALO
"Mi Ritmo, an awesome Latin-Jazz collaboration with Danny G Felix and Malo Malo and taken from the epic debut album by Australian super-trio OYOBI, entitled TRANSCENDENCE.
Remix detail from OYOBI Producer VINCENT SEBASTIAN who drops a more 4x4 feel to the original song design with great elegance, ROSARIO takes things really deep, super-deep even, seriously, this is such proper deep house!, and last but not least NICOLE TANIA stirs things right up with this modern take where 808 drums lead the way. Something you can really get your teeth into!"-Review Martin Iverson
OUT NOW ON 7" VINYL
OYOBI- DONT LET IT GO TO YOUR HEAD
B-SIDE: SE TE VA
"14 months on from the release of their celebrated Translations EP, Oyobi is ready to unleash their latest dancefloor-ready fusion bomb: a colourful cover of Jean Carn's Philly Soul classic 'Don't Let it Go to Your Head'. Featuring super-sweet and soulful lead vocals from Karen Lee Andrews, Oyobi's version is warm, musically intricate and fluid, re-imagining the Carn classic as a Latin-infused broken soul gem rich in timbales, twinkling pianos and jaunty Clavinet stabs. Over on the flip they revert to type with 'Se Te Va', an infectious and heavyweight fusion of low-slung disco bass and percussion-rich salsa rhythms." -Review: Juno UK
"It’s nothing short of sublime. It’s a Latin-infused, dancefloor-ready track that feels like it was destined to soundtrack a pivotal scene in Pulp Fiction. " Tone Deaf, The Brag.
“XEGUEI” is now available exclusively on Traxsource for our OchaRecords listeners out there! Delight your musical palette with two interpretations of QVLN as he uses rhythmic Portuguese vocalizations to describe expression of the inner self and connection in the sacred dance circle! This Afro-Brazilian inspired project from Coflo and Oyobi offers two wonderful soundscapes of percussion and instrumentation! Trust us, you’ll find yourself dancing
ARE YOUR FRIENDS ALRIGHT? (OYOBI REMIX)
By Milan Ring
Songwriters: Milan Ring, Oyobi
Produced by Oyobi
Mixed and Mastered by Vincent Sebastian and Adam Ventoura at The Nest
By Amaru Tribe
Songwriters: Amaru Tribe, Oyobi
Produced by Oyobi
Mixed by Vincent Sebastian and Oyobi at The Nest
Mastered: Tim Boyce NYC
Label: Vibrating Planet
Oro Mi Coro
BY Myles Bigelow feat. Toto Berriel
Songwriters: M.Bigelow, T.Berriel, Oyobi
Produced by Oyobi
Mixed by Vincent Sebastian and Adam Ventoura at The Nest
Mastered: Choice Is Mine Studio
Label: Deep Culture Music, Canada
Number #1 Traxsource Charts
Top 15 Traxsource charts
Produced by Vincent Sebastian and OYOBI
Mixed by Vincent Sebastian
Mastered by The Sound Design NYC
Label: Imagenes, London, 2019
Global Bass/Broken beat/House/Electronica
"love this! fantastic marriage of an electronic reverence to the sound and rhythm of the ancestors"
(Dj, Producer, Yoruba Records)
“This Oyobi ep sounds like an African Sumarai warrior traveled with his drum, discovered the sweet sound of synthesizers and violin and blended the 3 to make gourmet afro futurism.”
(Artist, Producer, Moca Arts Music)
Vincent Sebastian and OYOBI
Produced & mixed by Vincent Sebastian
Performed by OYOBI
Label: Imagenes, London, 2017
Vuelo Del Condor
Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel
Produced & mixed by Vincent Sebastian and OYOBI
Performed by OYOBI, Juan Laya, Jorge Montiel
Label: Imagenes, London, 2019