BBC Radio Supported OIEE Drops A New Tour Diary Video: Lighthouse
OIEE is the colorful electronic solo project of Bence Kocsis launched in 2019.
OIEE is a well-known name in the Hungarian underground music scene both as a producer-songwriter, organizer, multimedia artist, the host of live impro electronic music series “WOPO-WOPO,” and leading singer of bands Saverne and Window.
OIEE’s main genres are nudisco, dance, and R&B, mixing instrumental sounds with tropical and not-so-tropical house, techno, disco and trance elements, and modern soul-like vocals, giving danceable melodies and catchy hooks a very individual and uncompromising sounding.
“With this project, I wanted to try what it is like to work with other singers, even in the form of remixes. Many music has gathered in my brain over the years, for which I wanted to make a separate platform. This is more like a production work, less bounded by the band-specific compromises” – said Bence about the project.
He already published his debut album Urban Camouflage which has some successes on the international level, song called “Still Dey Inside” debuted on BBC 1Xtra channel. His first LP featured artists such as M3nsa (UK / GH) and Amaarae (US / GH). The album attempts to show how the organic is mixing the artificial, how the superficial monotony of everyday life can be blended together with instinctive, deeper energies.
“‘Lighthouse’ is the first single from my upcoming album called Two Sides. Most of the tracks have been written last year. Still, this specific track came up as a fresh idea a few weeks ago. It is based on the drum/bass groove of another track from the album and some leftover lyrics. I love to put out something really fresh if possible, so decided to go with this electronic dance/pop track.
“I started as a songwriter, vocalist, so melodies are still important for me when I’m experimenting with dance music. Bicep, Disclosure, Moderat, Jamie XX, Caribou, and Glass Animals had the biggest influence on the new album. I’m working on some other tracks with Grammy-Award winner Steve Dub (Chemical Brothers), those tracks are also coming out later this year, stay tuned!” – started Bence about the new song.
“The video is a collection of several background scenes of my tour experiences this year in Prague, Bratislava, Brno and my home city, Budapest. I’m producing my own videos and this time I wanted to make something that showcases the atmosphere of my live gigs” – said OIEE who earlier won prizes at the Hungarian Music Video Awards with “Kawhi” and “Stays Like This.”
Currently, he’s working on the second album coming out in 2022, featuring Grammy-Award winner Steve Dub (Chemical Brothers) and other artists like SENA (Ghana), Aluphobia, WaTa, Badfocus (CZ), and Fanni Zahár.