Oscar L – Primewire
Oscar L is making huge waves in 2018 with his cavernous Techno track ‘Monster Tube‘ getting huge play this festival season. Joseph Capriati opened with it during his Awakenings Festival set recently to aplomb. Released on Adam Beyer’s Drumcode Record’s sister label Truesoul EP ‘Multiplayer’, ‘Monster Tube’ was just one of a few recent Spaniard’s banging peak-time cuts. ‘Primewire’ is a destructive howitzer, that deserves all the accolades available on the table at the DJ Awards Ibiza if there ever was an award for the ‘Techno Tool of the Year’.
The track seems primed for the apex shenanigans Ritchie Hawtin or Dubfire to renovate during one of their sets. Double-note bass bounces with the fervour of a late-running express train and ensures heads are bopping. A powerlifting start that would normally be found on a SCI+TEC release, gives the track a real oomf from the off. The knocking percussion adds the final molecule needed to complete the chemistry of a robust rhythm. Filtered ratchet noises hover around your head to raise your appetite for some fierce Techno. Hi-hats can really make a track and the ones on display are premium. The cherry on the cake however is the ‘doing’ like bleeps that any fan of Minus would appreciate.
It’s a refreshing conclusion to the Multiplayer EP, which is a no-frills affair similar to Charlotte De Witte’s evolving sound. Don’t be surprised when you hear this played at an Afterlife Maceo Plex set at Hï Ibiza as much as the famed Melbourne club, The Revolver. The career of the Iberian DJ has spanned over a decade now. Releases from Toolroom, Suara & 1605 have combined with his growing radio podcast D-Mix to establish a solid base. With 2018 looking to be his biggest year yet, Oscar L has done the dirty groundwork to prepare him for the main stage.