It’s quiet… A soft sweep suddenly begins to fade in when a woman’s voice starts to sing “Think of you is all I do, and I can’t seem to get enough of you…” Not just any song can run the first 40 seconds with nothing but reverbed, stuttering vocals, and still sound amazing, but somehow the first track off of Oscar G‘s album Beats, “Fallin”, can. It’s a different kind of vibe with these tracks – something simple yet hypnotizing, which deviates from the overbearing commercialized electronic music the radio is bombarding us with.
Oscar G was quoted as saying about the album, “I’m proud of this album. It’s on a deeper tip from past material and as it’s all songs I wrote myself, it’s satisfying on an artistic tip. I’ve been inspired by what seems to be return to the deeper side of things, especially in the midst of the commercialization of this music that we all live and breathe.”
Oscar pays homage to his latin roots with a few funky tracks featured on the album titled “Sabroso”, and “Agua Bendita”, which feature funky synths and bass pounding kicks that keep your shoulders bouncing and your feet moving. As i mentioned earlier, there is something hypnotizing about this album, and I’m not only talking about the ninth track, “Hypnotized”, which has to be my favorite track on the album. It might be due to the pulsing bass line, or the deep vocals that seem to literally put me in a melodic trance. The album concludes with “Work”, a funky little number that chants its title throughout the entire track, “Work”, bringing a little more energy to the table with its high reverbs and increasing delays. Oscar G states that he is a DJ first and a producer second, and as a result the whole album seems like one cohesive set.
If you like the deeper side of house, you know the side filled with emotions and positive vibes, we highly recommend you go out and purchase Beats. You will not regret it.
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2. Agua Bendita
4. Play U Out
5. Music Takes Me Higher
6. Cha Cha Cha
10. Don’t Give Up