Catchy hooks with uncompromising sounding / Danceable melodies from Hungary
OIEE is the colorful electronical solo project of Bence Kocsis launched in 2019. He is a well-known name in the Hungarian underground music scene both as a producer-songwriter, organizer, multimedia artist, the host of live impro electronical music series ‘WOPO-WOPO’ and leading singer of bands Saverne and Window.
OIEE’s main genres are nudisco, dance and R&B, mixing instrumental sounds with tropical and not-so-tropical house, techno, disco and trance elements and modern soul-like vocals, giving danceable melodies and catchy hooks a very individual and uncompromising sounding. “With this project, I wanted to try what it is like to work with other singers, even in the form of remixes. Many music has gathered in my brain over the years, for which I wanted to make a separate platform. This is more like a production work, less bounded by the band-specific compromises.” - said Bence on Index.
He already published two music videos for his upcoming album Urban Camouflage: the first one, for the track ‘Stays Like This’ (featuring FlorasFloras alias Flora Kiss) was awarded “The Best Scene” music video of the year on Magyar Klipszemle 2019. The second video made for the song Still Dey Inside - the track itself debuted on BBC 1Xtra channel - is featuring amateaur dancers and is based on an improvisational dance workshop. “We recorded a multi-hour impro dance recording with minimal instructions. We sought to bring ‘instincts’ to the forefront, while ignoring professional dancers. An underground techno party meeting a tribal dance around a campfire.” - Bence told 24.hu about the making of the video.
OIEE’s first LP is to be released on the 8th of May 2020. Urban Camouflage features artists such as M3nsa (UK / GH) and Amaarae (US / GH). The album attempts to show how the organic is mixing the artificial, how the superficial monotony of everyday life can be blend together with instinctive, deeper energies.