Music Review: Oshana’s new label Psionic Records kicks off with Astral Travel – As One EP [PSI001]

Psionic Records is the newly created label owned and curated by Oshana. For the first release, the American born DJ and producer has teamed up with her close and longtime friend Anthea under their Astral Travel moniker. This is their first studio endeavour together, which came naturally as both artists have frequently shared decks playing cohesive B2B performances and Oshana’s collaborations on Anthea's imprint Partisan. Their new collaborative project unveils ¨As One¨, a three-tracker EP that evokes the ethos of the new imprint, one that drives inspiration from the supernatural ability and transcendental qualities of music to transport listeners to other dimensions. As the name suggests, "As One" is the result of the synergy created when two like-minded producers converge on a unified musical path which leads to new frontiers.

 

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The opening track's called ¨Sky’s The Limit¨ delivers a refreshing take on ethereal techno as it grounds itself with a dominant kick drum, followed by an arpeggiated acidic melody, clicky electric beats and retro video game-like sounds. On the flip, ¨As One¨ is a breakbeat inspired theme that uses grittier and textured sounds for an edgy take on the minimal style, featuring splashes of electro and robust 909 drums.

 

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Lastly, ¨Orbiting¨ closes off the release with an elegant and deep groovy house roller, perfectly in line with the futuristic and transcendental sound of the recording. These dancefloor-oriented gems come together “As One”, and are the perfect EP to path the way of the newly conceived, Psionic Records for years to come.

 

 

 

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Anthea

 

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Words by Daniel Ordoñez 

 

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