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Dekmantel Podcast 260 – Oceanic Tracklist
Oceanic makes distinctly modern house and techno with attention grabbing synths and lithe sound design. The Dutchman’s production is often quirky and curious and finds him bringing plenty of subtly inventive new ideas to his grooves. They have come on the likes of Nous’klaer Audio, while last year he put out a live recording of one of his many sets at Amsterdam’s De School. It was an experimental ambient mix from the club’s auditorium and this week he starts in a similar fashion before getting down to his more dance floor orientated sound.
The mix races up to speeds of 150bpm, often with hyperactive drum programming and day glo synths lighting up the airwaves. The whole thing races by like a high speed hallucination, a trip to another dimension that somehow never sounds like house, or techno, or anything in between. It is genre-fluid, thrillingly unusual music littered with alien lifeforms and cyborg funk of the highest order.