Following a sneak preview of ‘M.Y.B’ early last month, inspiring Los Angeles duo Oliver are back to release all four tracks of their brand-new ‘Mechanical’ EP.
Having comfortably executed their debut on the label with ‘Disco Nap’ alongside A-Trak himself for his ‘Tuna Melt EP‘, the duo’s return to Fool’s Gold Records spells forward-thinking Electronic music at it’s finest. Far from your typical collection of club cuts, Oliver’s funky and refreshing get up breaths new and unexpected life into the genre now on everyone’s agenda for the first leg of 2013.
Out today on Beatport.
0:00 – Control
0:49 – M.Y.B
1:35 – Night Is On My Mind
2:14 – Mechanical
Following a sneak preview of ‘M.Y.B’ early last month, inspiring Los Angeles duo Oliver are back to drop a preview of all four tracks from their upcoming ‘Mechanical’ EP.
Having comfortably executed their debut on the label with ‘Disco Nap’ alongside A-Trak himself for his ‘Tuna Melt EP‘, the duo’s return to Fool’s Gold Records spells forward-thinking Electronic music at it’s finer. Far from your typical collection of club cuts, Oliver’s funky and refreshing get up breaths new and unexpected life into the genre now on everyone’s agenda for the first leg of 2013.
Out January 22nd.
0:00 – Control
0:49 – M.Y.B
1:35 – Night Is On My Mind
2:14 – Mechanical
While the stereotype goes that France remain the untimely key holders to fine Electronica, Los Angeles producers Vaughn Oliver and Oliver Goldstein have always had other ideas. Under the guise of their Oliver moniker, the Kitsuné approved duo takes on ‘Inside’ by koweSix and Kris Menace, also known as Black Van.
Amid the familiar deep edge and strong melodic ornamentation that they have become known for, Oliver successfully raise the bar on an already potent track with a strong take on the handy work of two sought-after Electronica producers. Despite the strong French hallmarks that make up this remix, Oliver are a strong indicator that amid the 21st century swell in dance music, the positive universal footsteps within the industry have not been limited to European Progressive House.
As featured in the official recap video of HARD Day Of The Dead in downtown Los Angeles last month, inspiring LA duo Oliver preview a new original track called ‘MYB’.
Having comfortably executed their debut on the label in A-Trak collaboration ‘Disco Nap’ for the ‘Tuna Melt EP‘, the duo returns to Fool’s Gold Records to unveil the first track from their new EP coming out in early 2013. Far from your atypical club cut, Oliver’s funky and refreshing get up breaths new and unexpected life into the genre now on everyone’s agenda for the final leg 2012.
0:00 – Oliver – M.Y.B
1:33 – Knife Party – Bonfire
Outside of his part in whacky House tag-team Duck Sauce, Montreal’s A-Trak is not only the DJ’s DJ, but an impressively outgoing asset of musical differentiation. Joined by Tommy Trash, GTA, Galantis, and Oliver, Alain Macklovitch follows up his remix of ‘Misunderstanding‘ with a diverse four-track EP titled ‘Tuna Melt’.
With a sound scope ranging from the chugging chord play of title track ‘Tuna Melt’ to the trap stylings of ‘Landline’ to the pitch-defying leads and burly low-end riffage of ‘Jumbo’ and ‘Disco Nap’, the ‘Tuna Melt’ EP marks not only a collection of some of the most interesting collaborations of late, but an unorthodox shot of hope for the dance music scene.
In a nod to his newly acquired Prophet One synth, the Zane Lowe-premiered ‘Prophecies’ takes the lead of the second part of Metric’s ‘Ammunition’ EP series. Driving screeching synths alongside an expertly tailored bass line, ‘Prophecies’ is a testament not only to this leader of the British new school, but the promising UK scene to which Metric reigns a key player. Accompanied by a funky collaborative track alongside Oliver called ‘Motion Study’ and a slew of remixes of previously released ‘Rave Weapon’, this EP makes for an impressive debut on Skrillex’s Owsla Records and a worthy follow-up release to the successful first ‘Ammunition’ EP.
Update: A full Soundcloud stream is now available.
On the back of remix duties for Breakbot’s ‘One Out Of Two‘, inspiring Los Angeles duo Vaughn Oliver and Oliver Goldstein embrace their Oliver moniker to put their nu-disco twist on Live Element’s 2001 remodel of Belinda Carlisle’s ‘Live Your Live Be Free’. Rather than dispersing the original track’s untimely vibes with dub step wobbles and dodgy sampling, Oliver embrace its natural energy and infectious grooves with the utmost respect. With so much talk about crossing over to the mainstream, Oliver’s remix is a refreshing step backwards to remember where the magic found its feet.
Out October 14th.
There is no denying Breakbot’s stellar ear for infectious music. But on hand to don their indie house wizardry to Thibaut Berland’s ‘Baby I’m Yours’ follow-up alongside Irfane, Los Angeles duo Oliver make their debut on Busy P’s Ed Banger Records with an unremitting take on ‘One Out Of Two’. Back on remix duty following their official remix of Foster The People’s ‘Don’t Stop‘, Vaughn Oliver and Oliver Goldstein raise the stakes for Breakbot’s latest countdown release in anticipation for his full-length debut artist album “By Your Side” with a 118 BPM contribution of pure bliss.
Cleansed in spiritual vibes that echo the heyday of emotionally charged club music, Oliver’s soulful charge of Irfane’s frisky vocals and warm vintage lead play suggests resurgence from the moody vibes currently overriding the industry.
Where Indie Pop getup Foster The People have tirelessly built upon their own legacy, inspiring Los Angeles duo Oliver are well and truly on their way to forging their own Electronic breakthrough. Taking the originals stern top line and injecting it with a healthy dose of nostalgic Electro hallmarks, their take on ‘Don’t Stop’ reigns testament to the realms of remixes outside of the hit and miss R&B amalgamation. But with pertinent force and enough melodically refined lead work, Oliver are a world apart from their European cohorts with this truly outstanding take on the once popular dominion of Indie Pop.
Words by Dan Carter
Out of Los Angeles, USA comes Oliver Goldstein and Vaughn Oliver that combined make up Oliver. In addition to the recently given away John Dahlback remix, the last single from Sneaky Sound System gets a French touch, better known in modern-day as nu-disco, treatment from the US duo. The aesthetic vocal of the Aussie pair’s singer / songwriter Miss Connie Mitchell has, together with the ingenious istrumental production from Black Angus, built up a colorful tapestry of offerings within electronic dance music as representatives of the down-under based Modular Recordings. Still seeing the Australian duo’s 2006 break-through single, named Pictures, as a regular in DJ sets and radio show across the world, the twelfth single out from Sneaky Sound System, following We Love. The Oliver take on Big is now out!