One of the new generation music acts, Ikuforiji Abdulrahman Olaitan professionally known as Oxlade recently released his ep which he titled, ‘Oxygene’. The ep housed six-tracks which includes differents genres ranging from Afro-pop, RnB, Afro-soul among others. Scroll down to read our full review.
Oxlade was one of those artists we knew was fresh air to the industry, with the current transition from the regular Afro-pop sounds which we listened to growing up to the new sounds which are been played, we can boldly say, 'Oxygene' is that body of work that is a bridge between the old constant rhythmic sounds and the new feel alright sounds.
Even though Oxlade has been on some features and has dropped some singles, this body of work has revealed him as the artist that he truly is. The six-track ep encompasses of soft rhythmic sounds, mid-tempo lounge/ house music, Afro RnB and soul.
The title of this ep was wisely chosen, as the tracks in this body of work showed something fresh, Free and uplifting. The production of this project was done by the new generation producers who fused the old and new vibes, each track sustained a slow-paced tempo, not exceeding a tempo of 108bpm. The cover art of Oxyene explains a young adult who is free to express himself. Some of our favorite tracks we suggest you listen to are:
Track 1 - O2
Track 3 - Away
Track 4 - Kokose
Track 5 - Tables turn (feat. Moelogo)
As good as this ep sounds, we couldn't help but notice the similarities between Oxlade's craft and that of Fireboy DML. It sounded like one of these artists copied the other or may be influenced by the other. The sounds on this ep, as the tagged as the new generation sounds, now sounds less original and authentic.