Ossia’s sound world is an amalgamation of heavy-weather, beyond-good-and-evil soundsystem poetics, channelling raw and rootical techno, isolationist abstraction, and dub at its most turbulent and raw-nerved and space-time-warping.
Through running a range of record labels and being a member of Bristol’s Young Echo Sound, he has amassed a wide knowledge and in-depth understanding of music that informs his own skewed, futuristic drenched-in-dread aesthetic and his unhinged take on soundsystem & club music.
Following a run of 12″ releases for Berceuse Heroique, Blackest Ever Black and a selection of his own labels, his latest album ‘Devils Dance’ sees a return to Blackest Ever Black – channelling tail-thrashing dancehall pressure and art-of-darkness ambience and introspection.
‘As a producer, he turns technical flaws into potent atmospheric tools in time-honoured dub tradition. He pulls ghosts out of rattling reverb springs and noisy channels, creating loaded ambience that creeps and lurks in the language of mutes, FX sends and faders’ — RESIDENT ADVISOR
Ossia embodies the best tradition of Bristol underground music and has become notorious for bending the rules of genre & club convention. His live and DJ sets encompass a very contemporary and idiosyncratic well of influences: grime, techno, jazz, steppers, dub, post-punk, industrial abrasion and concrète minimalism… Rattling between moments of suspense and high-powered dancefloor mania with constant twists and turns.