When it comes to the next generation of heads shaping the UK’s contemporary dub and electronic scenes, Ossia is high up on the list of the marshals of the vanguard, through running a range of record labels and being a member of Bristol’s Young Echo Sound.
His own skewed, drenched-in-dread interpretation of the dubwise aesthetic and his unhinged take on soundsystem culture are a big part of his understanding of music. Always seeking for a sonic that builds on tension and release, guttural and cerebral meditations on low-end pressure and a heady conveyance of his self-styled sound palette, which can draw from all angles and directions, take U-turns, sidesteps and confident crash landings…
Ossia flirts and abuses with the tactile and analogue aspects of live performance. He tempers the analogue and physical aspects of musical interaction, tension and suspense playing an equal part to the final sum in Ossia’s live shows, forming a cohesive concoction to the final impact of each thundering release. The steam rolling aftermath of dread atmospherics and tripped out ambience. With a restrained internet-policy and a dubplate-ethos that favours tricks and surprises over complete transparency, you can rest-assured that most of his productions and treasured exclusives are kept under wraps only to be unveiled in live or DJ sets.