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Top producer Héctor Oaks is releasing a 12” in collaboration with Berlin singer Coco-Paloma. The upcoming EP has been entitled ‘No Hay Mañana‘, and will be out November 5th through a special collaboration between his own label KAOS with Berlin’s virtual club and label Club Qu (FKA Club Quarantäne). The collaboration of these two artists with completely different backgrounds but a shared love for electronic music is what makes their debut EP so intriguing. Full details below.
Take a look below to the new music video for ’No Hay Mañana’ by Héctor Oaks x Coco-Paloma:
Héctor Oaks is releasing a 12” in collaboration with Berlin singer Coco-Paloma. No Hay Mañana EP will be out November 5th through a special collaboration between his own label KAOS with Berlin’s virtual club and label Club Qu (FKA Club Quarantäne).
The 18 year old Berlin based singer Coco-Paloma is of a dying breed. Having moved from Munich to Berlin as a one year old, she grew up in the German capital. Rather than having moved there to start a career when the city began to attract creatives and tourists from all around the world, she is a bonafide native.
One might say Coco-Paloma carries the spirit of the city within her. She was raised during a time when it wasn’t the coolest, hippest hubbub, but a city under construction. It therefore comes as no surprise that a kid who grew up in Europe’s capital of electronic music developed an interest in techno music and raves at a very early age. But it was at the age of 15 that the daughter of classical, world-touring musician parents began to write her own story by sneaking into techno parties with forged papers and calling about blank, one of Berlin’s most infamous House and Techno clubs, her safe place.
Paloma’s love for music and especially for creating her own tracks may not have originated solely within the walls of these sanctuaries of electronic music, but the experience sure sparked the fire. Experimenting with different genres and producers, the singer began her path into the production side of music. For the past three years she’s been working with, and learning from, a vast variety of DJs and producers. The most current one being one of Europe’s most in-demand underground techno artists, Héctor Oaks.
After moving from Madrid to Berlin and dropping his first releases on the fertile soil of Berlin’s underground, the trained sound engineer soon saw his career take off internationally. His job at the infamous second hand store The Record Loft gave him the baggage to become one of the techno artists with the widest music spectrum. His DJ skill pulled him at the front of the international scene being resident of some of the most respected clubs and parties in the circuit: Bassiani, Herrensauna and possession.
In the last three years the labels that Héctor manages, OAKS and KAOS, have set a path for the current trend of Neo-Rave and Hardtechno that proliferates in the industry these days.
The collaboration of these two artists with completely different backgrounds but a shared love for electronic music is what makes their debut EP No Hay Mañana so intriguing. Besides their liaison being a genuine manifestation of the world’s creative melting pot that is Berlin, the songs the two created induce a feeling of being lost but connected at the same time. Coco-Paloma’s lyrics are somewhat existential and dark and speak about different realities.
Héctor Oaks’ production makes you want to lose yourself in those worlds; to dive in and live like there’s no tomorrow. No Hay Mañana is also the EP’s first single release. It’s a song that starts with the question If there is no tomorrow, why would you act the same? Subsequently, it drives all your senses into unknown places by a throbbing beat and vocals that show Coco-Paloma’s variety. Her vocals exhibit facets of pop, but another kind of pop – somewhat vanguard, highly artistic and matured. The mantra-like style of iteration in the lyrics intensifies the feeling of losing oneself in a strange but wonderful world of soundscapes and pulsating techno beats. Throughout the EP these worlds are ever-changing. From the groovy, playful style of Player Three, back to the search for heights in the depth of a hard and hitting beat in Chasing Highs, and concluding in a creeping slow Danger 4 You – Coco-Paloma and Héctor Oaks are not afraid to show their ambiguity.
This is the beauty of cultural and creative melting pots, the beauty of different backgrounds, life stories and experiences: The singularity of individual human beings begins to cancel out. While still being unique and somewhat alone, we start to connect, forget our solitude and live like there’s no tomorrow. Coco-Paloma’s and Héctor Oaks’ No Hay Mañana is a tribute to that.
Artist. Héctor Oaks x Coco-Paloma
Title. No Hay Mañana EP
Format: 12” / digital
Label: KAOS x Club Qu (FKA Club Quarantäne)
Cat. No: KAOS x Club Qu
Release Date: November 5th, 2021
A2. No Hay Mañana
A3. Player Three
B1. Chasing Highs
B2. Danger 4 U
Vinyl Only. No Hay Mañana (Club Mix)