Oli XL is an experimental musician who has slowly become a key voice in the leftfield club sphere. Appearing in compilations such as PAN’s “Mono No Aware”, the Stockholm-based producer vastly expanded the world of his already distinguished sound with the release of his debut album “Rogue Intruder, Soul Enhancer” last year, to critical acclaim. With a dissected freehand approach to the rhythms of the UK rave continuum, fragmented sampling techniques are paired with personalized field recordings and processed vocals, resulting in a bizarre but emotionally-rich musical universe, recalling Basement Jaxx as much as humorless glitch. Oli XL has since then honed in on the album’s pop sensibility with a vocal-driven live show that has taken him around Europe, playing venues such as Tate Modern, while working on his second album, set for release early next year.
As of September 2020