Boomkat Product Review:
J. Albert’s Exotic Dance Records catch DJ Osom debuting on the off-beat with four killer tracks of adroit, Afro-Cuban-informed house grooves.
Like the scuzzier cousin of DJ Qu, the styles inside exhibit a much finer grasp of rhythmic nuance than the legion wallopers in circulation right now, instinctively working off and around the kicks with a far more satisfying appeal to those DJs and dancers who can’t be arsed with ploddy line dancing.
From the top, he untangles a wild stripe of knucked tribal percussion and creamy acid streaks in Glued, eventually resolving with a much softer deep house shuffle, but the itch is back with infectious effect in the gear-slipping drum magick of In Case Of Emergency, before he gets down with a wicked, scratchy sort of Soca-house/UKF bump ’n roll in Chch, and then with a maaad Miami electro-bass mutation called Rubberman.
Seriously, this is a mint plate. Makes a lot of other stuff sound infantile and formulaic by comparison.