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OY - "Made of Love" (Crammed Discs)

Add Date: 03/06
FCC: Clean
Formats: College, Electronic, Modern Rock Specialty, & World

Artist Info: Consisting of Ghanaian-Swiss vocalist & musician Joy Frempong and producer & musician Lleluja-Ha, incomparable Berlin-based duo OY released Space Diaspora, their third album, in 2016.

OY was conceived by Joy in 2010. After an initial solo release, she joined forces with Lleluja-ha. The fruitful combination of Joy's anarchic spirit and Lleluja’s focused arrangements opened new possibilities and led to their Crammed Discs debut. Titled No Problem Saloon, the record used a series of field recordings and proverbs collected during a trip to Africa as building blocks to create a highly-original piece of work, blending OY's own strains of electronica, whirling drums and captivating & humorous storytelling. 

Their latest album is a comical and creative cosmic opera—highly danceable avant-garde, based on a core of vocal loops, electronica and drumming. It tells the story of mankind’s prosperous future on a planet called ’Space Diaspora’ on which humans finally developed the ability to learn from their mistakes.

OY's exhilarating, dynamic live show has already electrified crowds at prestigious events such as Transmusicales, Les Eurockéennes, Sonar, SXSW, Montreux Jazz… and will continue to do so as the group returns to Austin, TX’s SXSW in 2018.