CoOp Presents are pleased to “welcome” back Oliver Night, with a brand new six-track EP, including remixes from Atjazz and Mitch von Arx.
Following up his brilliant early 2019 EP ‘Make Believe’, his EP once again illustrates Oliver’s prowess for producing deep bruk business. This follows releases on the label from the likes of EVM128, Groove Chronicles, Risa T, LCSM, Sivey, Neue Grafik, Danvers & Reginald Omas Mamode, furthering the mission statement of label bosses IG Culture & Alex Phountzi to create a strong platform for new bruk talent and beyond, from London to the world.
For those that don’t know, East London’s Oliver Night is a rising talent in the bruk world. In addition to his own productions, collaborating with artists such as Jay Phelps & BB James, he recently featured on Adelaide producer Inkswel’s ‘Trippin’ (which reached No.1 on the Traxsource Deep House chart) on Atjazz’s label, as well as the title track of his new album ‘Chasing Infinity’ (which also features Lee Scratch Perry, Steve Spacek, Mr Scruff, Dudley Perkins, Kaidi Tatham & Talib Kweli of Black Star). There were also recent features on Parisian producer Quiet Dawn’s highly acclaimed ‘Movements’ EP on Worldwide Award-winning London label First Word Records, and on Jimpster’s recent album ‘Birdhouse’ on Freerange Records.
Now approaching two decades in the DJ game, Oliver was originally a member of Roots Manuva’s Banana Klan, and nowadays is a regular player for the Selectors Assemble gang. He’s played at various venues across the capital, from the Tate Modern to Boiler Room, and on Worldwide FM with the CoOp Presents crew. Previous support has come far and wide from selectors such as Tony Humphries, Kerri Chandler, Jazzie B, Gilles Peterson, Kid Fonque, Rainer Trueby, Jamz Supernova & Seth Troxler, and press from the likes of Bolting Bits and Music Is My Sanctuary.
So to the new EP… An entirely self-produced solo effort, it kicks off – of course – with ‘Welcome’, the title track. A deep commanding vocal leads the proceedings, accompanied with some Detroit Techno-tinged keys, acid squelches and occasional chopped Jungle-esque breaks. We follow this with a piece of ‘Heart’ – warped arpeggiated synths lead the way here, whilst also featuring some seriously soulful vocals again from Oliver himself. Things get tougher next with ‘Bruk N Bass’; as the title suggests, this one has some heavy D&B influences with a seriously growling b-line and ravey synth stabs, riding a fiery bruk backbeat. The EP closes out on a more leftfield tip; ‘Slated’ is a deeper one, which begins with a brooding key pattern setting things off in a slightly deceptive fashion, before switching to some stripped-back bruk, containing just the right amount of sample hits and bassweight, with a mind-melting breakdown midway to boot. The set is complete with two firing remixes from Atjazz and Mitch von Ark respectively.
Oliver says “this EP is a fusion of my favourite genres – broken beat, soul, techno, house and drum ‘n’ bass. I’ve put my ‘Heart’ into this and would love to ‘Welcome’ you into my ever evolving world…”