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  • Filed under: MP3
  • 11/15/2013

First Listen

Otik "Green Tea"

London producer Otik proved himself adept at creating house tracks that fall on the silky side of the spectrum when he sent over his "Thugluv" tune as a free download early this year. His latest, an eight-track EP entitled Persist (out on November 25), shows that he's equally capable working with a palette of raw, gritty sounds. Pulled from that release, "Green Tea" finds Otik juxtaposing a one-note, portamento synthline and chopped sample against a dirty hi-hat pattern. Its arrangement takes some unexpected detours, at times flirting with the type of underwater, modulated synth sounds that have become de rigueur recently, while nonetheless maintaining a steady flow.

Average: 7.5 (104 votes)

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