Oskar Smith

    I'm Oskar, an ex-music student living in Bristol. With a plethora of playlists and a keen crate-digging habit, I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting music to listen to, share and maybe - just maybe - write about. Catch me scribbling at a desk, wandering the city or hiding in a stockroom - always with headphones of course!
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    ‘Unlocked’: A Bold Audio-Visual Experience To Fuel Your 3AM Paranoia

    A marketers dream, a cultural analysis smorgasbord and a cracking set of tunes with a riveting visual accompaniment - join us as we dive into the world of Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats' 'Unlocked'.

    A Chat With DakhaBrakha | Ukraine’s Biggest Folk Band

    When I joined Mouthing Off a few months ago there was little chance that my first article would be about anyone other than DakhaBrakha, the Ukrainian band of trained singers and ad-hoc instrumentalists who blend an eclectic mix of international instruments with the traditional words and sounds of their home country. Not long after the article released, we got the chance to talk to band leader Marko Halanevych about their pioneering sound, alternative cello tunings and the current state of Ukraine.

    Music in the Youth of Corona – the Trends, the Tunes and the Lived Experience

    I took a look at how we interacted with music in 2020, and asked the team for their own perspectives on how the year played out.

    Lion Machine 23 – a Roaring Debut and a Chat With the Frontman

    With his own blend of Punk and electronics, Lion Machine 23's debut album is catchy, nostalgic and forward-thinking.

    “I Live, I Learn” – Keeno’s Latest Album Shows That Not Everything Has Changed In 2020.

    After three albums released on Med School, orchestral Drum & Bass maestro Keeno has now made his his Hospital Records debut. So how does it hold up?

    Wordcolour’s Playful Electronic Sound Echoes a Cinematic Past

    With clubs closed and events cancelled, 2020 might seem an odd year for a film and TV composer to take strides into club music, but with two E.Ps released a few months apart one artist is doing just that.

    DakhaBrakha: Bringing the Sound of Ancient Ukraine Into 2020 Focus

    Hailing from Kyiv, Ukraine, World music outfit DakhaBrakha see themselves as ambassadors for their culture, which influences everything from their name (“Give/Take” in Ukrainian) to their outfits.

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