Translations [Released 26 July]

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Oyobi is a musical project that explores the boundary between traditional folkloric rhythms and machine-based analog electronica with their debut EP Translations to be released July 26th 2019 through UK label Imagenes Records. Translations is not your ordinary global-latin-centric influenced production. It is deeper than that drawing upon the traditional elements of ritual music that has made an impact on founding member and principle producer Vincent Sebastian (percussion/drum machines/ samplers) currently undergoing his PHD thesis investigating the psychology of ritual and its application in modern music and art.

Translations combines elements of house, jazz, Latin, and broken beat with deep primordial undertones. They produce a raw and distinct integration of influences which seamlessly blends spiritual concepts with a dance floor sensibility, creating a unique sound that unites the groups musical and metaphysical interests. It is an ode to those that came before them, and who shape their paths in the present and into the future.

Like all folklore, narrative is as important as its raw sounds. Pa Los Muertos is a percussive offering to the timeless spirit of the ancestors, whilst Bate’s narrative calls for the relentless beating of the ritual drum. Orunmila is an ode to the god of wisdom which is also amazingly depicted in the EP’s artwork, and Yeye portrays the archetype of water.

Translations features guest artist, Los Angeles native violinist/vocalist extraordinaire QVLN heard throughout the EP evoking a synergy only experienced from energies created in that one moment. Such energies are never to be replicated the same way again, honouring spirit and honouring the masterful craftiness of their exceptional musicianship.

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released July 26, 2019

1) PA LOS MUERTOS
Written by Vincent Sebastian, Quetzal Guerrero.
Produced by Vincent Sebastian
(Vincent Sebastian: percussion, synthesisers, drum machines; Quetzal Guerrero: vocals, violin)

2) BATE
Written by Vincent Sebastian, Quetzal Guerrero, Adam Ventoura.
Produced by Vincent Sebastian
(Vincent Sebastian: percussion, synthesisers, drum machines; Quetzal Guerrero: vocals, violin; Adam Ventoura: bass)

3) ORUNMILA
Written by Vincent Sebastian, Quetzal Guerrero, Adam Ventoura, Daniel Pliner.
Produced by Vincent Sebastian
(Vincent Sebastian: percussion, synthesisers, drum machines; Quetzal Guerrero: vocals, violin; Adam Ventoura: bass; Daniel Pliner: synthesisers)

4) YEYE
Written by Vincent Sebastian, Adam Ventoura, Daniel Pliner.
Produced by Vincent Sebastian and OYOBI
(Vincent Sebastian: percussion, synthesisers, drum machines; Adam Ventoura: bass; Daniel Pliner: synthesisers)

Artwork by April 77 Creative
mastered by The Sound Design, NYC.

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Oyobi Sydney, Australia

Oyobi takes audiences on a polyrhythmic musical journey using electronic machines, analog synths, and outstanding musicianship.

Oyobi is Vincent Sebastian (percussion, synthesisers, drum machines), Adm Ventoura (bass), Planeface (synths) plus featured guests .
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