Osunlade // Atonement


The rare appearance of the sun in the UK has me blinking in the light and wondering why my face has turned red after a couple of hours exposure. I guess not seeing daylight during the working week from October to February might have something to do with it. It also has me looking for something chilled, yet funky. This new comp from Osunlade, out today, really hits the spot.

St Louis-born Osunlade’s music generally get’s describe as ‘spiritual’ – a descriptor that I normally treat with some care, since it’s often a cover for weak music. In this case it isn’t. Despite the dodgy comp cover, this is a reflective release built around a reflective deep house base, but managing to weave in a whole host of other dance genres from house, to Detroit to space funk to jazzy house and still have it all blended into a singular whole. LEt’s hope the sun continues to shine for at least the next half an hour while you listen to this album teaser.

01 Ananda Project “Atlanta”
02 Gerd “Palm Leaves” (Mr Fingers Afropsychojungledub Instrumental Mix)
03 Roaming “Believe In Reflecting”
04 Mr Ho & Florian Blauensteiner “Crescendeux” (Roman Rauch 46X17 Remix)
05 Tomas Svensson “Phantom”
06 Roman Flugel “Song With Blue”
07 Steven Tang “Sunspot”
08 Andrew Soul “Disconnected Thoughts”
09 Jon McMillion “Horus House”
10 Sobz ft Goo J Poet “Holy Holy” (A cappella)
11 Jimpster “Towards The Seer”
12 Prof. Delacroix “Build Her”
13 Estroe “Late Night Thinking”

Blurb: “Atonement” is the third installment of the “Offering” mix CD series by Osunlade for R2 Records. As with “Offering” and it’s sequel “Re-Offering”, “Atonement” sees Osunlade select some more hidden gems that slipped through most DJs’ radar. As always the tracks are soulful, musical, emotive, yet electronic, modern, sometimes sparse, but always connected to the same spirit. An old story told in a new way.

The sequencing of the tracks on “Atonement” flow from one to another for a reason, Osunlade using music as a language in a way rarely heard. These are not random selections of big tracks, but carefully curated deep sounds put together seamlessly, each one enhancing energy from the last, drawing you in, hooking you into the story.

Anyone who’s experienced the artistry of Osunlade – be it his productions (acoustic and electronic), remixes, live or Dj sets will know there’s a message in his music, a philosophy encompassing everything from higher mind states to just cutting loose on the dance floor. “Atonement” will move your spirit, your body and your soul like no other.

~ by acidted on May 20, 2014.

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