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Part of the 47 takeover
Berlin duo OAKE emerged in a big way back in 2013 with their debut EP Offenbarung on Downwards. With a sound that reaches way beyond the duo’s years, OAKE (aka Eric Goldstein and Bathseba Zippora) have been releasing a steady slew of refined 12”’s, cassettes, EPs and an album on creative platforms like Ascetic House, 2014 established imprint Noiztank, and Lucy’s acclaimed Stroboscopic Artefacts.
Their compositions encompass a vast spectrum of styles that are almost impossible to define. OAKE explore strange realms of experimental techno, synth-filled darkwave and unsettling ambient. Their productions are intensely atmospheric; combining murky drone soundscapes with unstructured drum patterns, industrial clangs and faraway vocals to create a feeling of murky ambiance flecked with ominous streaks of imposing tension. Last year, OAKE issued their debut full-length album on Downwards – an 11-tracker entitled Auferstehung that was met with an impressive amount of acclaim. Staying true to their trademark style, Auferstehung sneaks between genres, focusing on stark contrasts of murky hums, mechanised techno and grand soundscapes.
Despite their recent emergence, OAKE have already managed to cement a name for themselves as a rare kind of innovative worldwide artist. The duo have played and performed live sets at some of the best parties and clubs around the globe in the last 3 years, including Corsica Studios’ famous techno party Jaded, alongside Lucy and Yotam Avni at De School in Amsterdam, and at Berlin’s Berghain alongside the likes of Actress, Concrete Fence, Dasha Rush and Helena Hauff.
One impressive name who’s head has been turned by OAKE is 47 label head Tommy Four Seven. Earlier this year, OAKE contributed their track ‘Anaximenes’ on 47’s 47008 EP, and late April will see the duo play at Tommy Four Seven’s renowned 47 party. Included in a mammoth line up alongside the likes of Surgeon, Demdike Stare, Headless Horseman and Tommy Four Seven himself, OAKE will be controlling the decks for 47’s new Numerology party exploring diversity and experimentation in electronic music.
As part of this week’s 47 takeover, we’ve been given a glimpse into OAKE’s record collection. Expect dark rhythms, distorted melodies and unadulterated techno.