OaT // Confessions (T3K) Noisia Radio S05E36
The fast-moving internet is full of rising talents and we see it as the mission of a label to find and present them to the world. We at T3K are very happy to have one of the most promising new artists on board. Since his tribute track to Alix Perez and his first EP on Forest Biz last year a lot has happened and this young man can look back on releases on top notch labels like Addictive Behaviour, Bad Taste or Hybris' Pseudoscience. We are talking about none other than the German wunderkind OaT and his breathtaking “Confessions”.In the title track “Confession” the listener encounters a percussive wall, unstoppably rolling in the slipstream of the pliant bass driven by an effect-soaked vocal sample. “Swift Conclusion” effortlessly manages the balancing act between relaxed liquid and forward-thinking DNB thanks to fast hi hats, retro fills and crisp drums. “Close Managment” doesn't save on weirdness and minimalism and is better described as a living, winding sonic construct than an overprocessed sound explosion. ”All My Love” fits in perfectly with the EP because you'll find all you need: smooth and juicy lows, excellent drums and a lot of OaT-trademarks. “Blackface” on the other hand lives from ex- tended bass rides and dark atmosphere which work well together with the razor sharp hi hats.Despite his rather short career, OaT impresses with clean and rich production as well as consistency, diversity and signature sound. The latter is expressed above all by creamy basses and clearly defined instruments. The “Confessions“ EP is the ideal way to check the validity of these statements on your own.