Okota hails from Norwich, and as any of the guys here at Hush House will tell you, that's a good start. But delve into some of his recent productions and you will find that's not the only common interest we share. With the epic Quirk In The Law due for a release with remixes on LU10 Records and a possible collaborative vinyl debut in the pipeline, as well setting up his own label War Cartel Records, it's certainly a busy time for Okota. For now, though, we will focus on his recent release, Atawhai EP, which is out now on Bassweight Recordings.
The EP opens with Justice, with its uncontainable lead line arpeggios , and closes with The Dub Controller, which features reggae artist Little Jah, but sandwiched between them are Nonchalant and Need You, which truly show the breadth of the artist's potential. Nonchalant draws on some HudMo style glitch hop elements and incorporates them into some funky purple synths to create a really fun track, but the undulating whomp of the bass ensures this track has dancefloor potential.
Nonchalant - Okota [RUDEEE]
Need You begins with a solid 4x4 beat, and despite the heavy bass surges, the track manages to be both melodic and soothing when they are combined with the vocal and the gentle synth chords.
Need You - Okota
Okota has been kind enough to give us an additional freebie, in the form of Perusal. Here some chopped up and soulful vocals echo alongside a funky yet tense backdrop which doesn't let you go until the very end.
Perusal - Okota
Some solid tracks coming from Okota at the moment, be sure to buy his EP here and we hope to hear more from him soon.