The second release from local electronic producer Paul Osinski is an interesting EP that blends a bunch of past electronic subgenres together into a nice mix of wonky beats. Sometimes similar to Daft Punk’s Homework and the jazz influence of Mr. Scruff, it’s a loaded collection. The opening track, “Hardcore Funk,” sounds like a lite version of a Mr. Oizo jam, but that’s not a bad thing. The beats are pulsating, but not the type of in-your-face stomach churners that would blast your gut open on a pumping Oizo track. “Go Away” is reminiscent of mid-’90s house, specifically the aforementioned Daft Punk album. The beats are fun, and the repeating synth lines are screwy and fall right into the extraterrestrial zone. Halfway through, the album switches into a straight house groove, with some wonky sounds throbbing in the background. It’s a hell of a lot of fun.
“Everybody” is a tropical beach blast, with repetitive guitar samples getting into those old ’60s beach party grooves. A vocal sample of some dude saying “One more time everybody” is reminiscent of classic house tracks.
This is a cool mix of throwback electronic sounds, thrown together in a pot and coming out as a current jam. It’s a great listen for newcomers to electronic music, and for those of us who want to take a trip down memory lane.