Evan Gabriel pretends to understand Ana Tijoux’s lyrics.
Earlier this month, Chilean DJ and producer Oslec released a bright solo album, Shakti. Unlike his prior production for French-Chilean Grammy winner Ana Tijoux, Shakti has a strictly instrumental focus that gives the grooves ample space to sink in and elicit dancing. Today, the Santiago native drops off an all-vinyl mix exclusively for POW. This is one for the (H)ip-(H)op heads. I could wax poetic about the smooth transitions or his crunchy crab scratches, but I will let Oslec do the rest of the talking:
“I began dj’ing in 1992, as a young man while in school, and have been dj’ing and producing for the past 23 years. With my album Shakti I gave the listener a glimpse in to my musical upbringing in the form of my sample choices and my production style. But, I wanted to give the listeners a direct point of reference as to my influences as a DJ and a producer. Vinyl has always played a huge role in my life, whether as a musician or merely as a collector. I spent a lot of time seeking out samples from my favorite producers like Dilla, Madlib, Hi Tek and many others, in addition to building my collection of their finished works. This 60 minute mix, with Havana Joe via Pugilista, is a homage to my influences, and I hope that the listener is further able to delve into my musical background through it.”