OLIVER WAY - MUSIC IS SO SPECIAL
1. MUSIC IS SO SPECIAL (ORIGINAL)
2. MUSIC IS SO SPECIAL (APHROHEAD REMIX)
EPM’s co-founder and one half of the Detroit Grand Pubahs, Oliver Way delivers the first single from his forthcoming solo album ‘From the Shadows’.
Oliver Way has been a recognised figure in the Techno scene for some time. As a DJ since 1991, he held residencies at Drum in Long Island (New York) and the now legendary JDP nights at The Kitchen in Dublin (located in the basement of The Clarence Hotel). His first release under his own name was on Urban Substance Records in 1998 before joining the Electro / Techno / Funk outfit Detroit Grand Pubahs in 2002, taking up the pseudonym (The Mysterious) Mr O where he produced alongside Paris the Black FU for their own label Detelefunk. More recently he has collaborated with Ben Long (Space DJz) on numerous releases and provided remixes for labels like Torque, Engineroom, Beard Man and BulletDodge Records.
Making up this first single is ‘Music Is So Special’, a track taken from Oliver’s forthcoming album which samples New York Citi Peech Boys’ early ‘80s Disco record ‘Life Is Something Special’, slicing up the vocals and adding some heavy duty drums for maximum effect on present day dance floors.
Alongside the original, Oliver Way has employed the first-rate skills of none other than Felix da Housecat under his more techno-orientated moniker, Aphrohead who pitches down vocals, whilst adding a darker, moodier twist for his tough, yet still funked-up reworking.
The ‘Music is So Special’ single is released on 10 November and will be followed by Oliver Way’s debut solo album ‘From The Shadows’ on 30 April 2018.