OX7GEN & Schlick showcase a decade of collaboration in new EP via Krunk Kulture
The Mumbai-based artists present two beach-ready tracks in ‘June Moon/Searching’
OX7GEN and Schlick have returned with their latest EP ‘June Moon/Searching’ released via Mumbai’s esteemed Krunk Kulture on May 24.
The EP immerses listeners in a kaleidoscope of vibrant synths, captivating melodies and playful basslines. Listening to it, you can’t help but feel as though you’re basking in the sunlight on a beach with a cold drink in hand.
Despite their laid-back nature, the tracks are brimming with dreamy energy, effortlessly fitting into both beachside lounges and pulsating dancefloors.
“I feel this EP really blends the styles the two of us are known for individually. While both tracks are dance-floor centric, they do lean a fair bit on melody, and that’s the point where we would naturally meet as former band mates,” mentions Schlick.
“Krunk Kulture feels like home base for my music, having released two singles and an EP on here already. It was a no-brainer to put out this very special release on KK,” adds OX7GEN.
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The lead single ‘June Moon’ mesmerises right from the start with a steady 4/4 bass and a Frankie Knuckles-style old-school synth line. Its hypnotic nu-disco top line intertwines perfectly with a thick bass end. Every small detail contributes to the rich atmosphere and every layer works hand in hand to create a euphoria-inducing sizzler.
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The Mumbai-based multi-instrumentalists have a longstanding working relationship with one another, spanning over ten years. Aditya Ashok aka OX7GEN has been at the forefront of the Indian drum’n’bass movement, supporting artists such as Sub Focus and Netsky; he’s even done an official remix for the iconic band U2.
Meanwhile, Bradley Tellis aka Schlick has carved a niche with his ethereal, ambient and introspective soundscapes as well as contributed his guitar-playing talents to a number of local bands.
Listen to their collaborative EP 'June Moon/Searching' here.
Henry Cooper is an Editorial Intern at Mixmag Asia. Follow him on Instagram.