Vaughn Oliver and Oliver Goldstein (or just Oliver to most) have just released their latest work, Mechanical EP. Man, you are in for quite the treat. In the last several years, Los Angeles has gained recognition as the unofficial capital of a certain nu-disco and tropical sound championed by artists like Oliver, Goldroom, Zimmer, Plastic Plates, Penguin Prison, The Magician, Aeroplane, Flight Facilities — the list goes on. As this diverse and accessible sound continues to grow, we believe these artists will really start to get the recognition they’ve deserved. This starts with Mechanical EP.
“MYB” (Move Your Body) is a nothing less than a dance floor spark plug — its energetic electro house break and surprisingly musical synth bridge really make this song the total package along the lines of, dare I say it?! — a Daft Punk track. “Night Is On My Mind” is deep house, but also very disco. “Control” continues on down Oliver’s hooky electro house street, keeping the insanely good vibes going along the way. Floating synths, a bouncy bass, and dreamy male vocals seat “Mechanical” squarely into the “day time music festival anthem” category without neglecting to whet our chillwave palettes.
The EP is a joy from start to finish and with an output this good from Oliver there’s only one question left to ask: is 2013 the year of the Oliver? Stream the full tracks and purchase on Fool’s Gold Records below.
Oliver – MYB
Oliver – Night Is On My Mind
Oliver – Control
Oliver – Mechanical