OKRAA, aka Juan Torres Alonso, just announced his new ‘Everything Is Waves EP’ due out October 29th, 2021 in Vinyl & digital formats via Shadow Puppet. This outstanding sonorus piece showcases a diverse range of genres including Electro, Garage, Currulao, Breaks, Acid House and beyond, and features a remix from Nicolás Duque. Stay tuned, find full details below.
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OKRAA, aka Juan Torres Alonso, follows his first release on Shadow Puppet with ‘Everything is Waves EP’, touching on a diverse range of genres including Electro, Garage, Currulao, Breaks, Acid House and beyond. On remix duties is Nicolás Duque, the prolific producer & selector from Colombia, with previous releases on Lobster Theremin, Nuances du Nuit and Gene on Earth’s Limousine Dream imprint.
Following airplay on BBC Radio 1, NTS, Rinse FM and more from his last EP, OKRAA presents a fully formed four-tracker written between Bogotá & London on an MPC. Leading the release, ‘Phase’ takes cues from UK Garage, as heartfelt lyrics collide with weighty low end, dense percussion and skippy beats before ‘Helpless Country’ follows with squelching acid lines, distorted breakbeats, and nostalgic pads.
‘Totem’ sees OKRAA take on the Currulao style, a native rhythm from Colombia, fusing it with a dose of dizzying electro. ‘Everything is Waves’ is a reverb-drenched atmospheric dreamscape, with emotive vocals meeting soaring synth leads. Rounding out the release is Nicolás Duque’s remix of ‘Phase’, with the producer taking the track to tripped-out territories, with delicate FX and keys balancing atop shuffling drum patterns.
Title: Everything is Waves EP (incl. Nicolás Duque Remix)
Label: Shadow Puppet
Release date: 29th October 2021
Cat No: SHWP002
Format: Vinyl / Digital
02 Helpless Country
04 Everything is Waves
05 Phase (Nicoles Duque’s Down to Earth Mix)