Gravitas newcomers Bósa explores stylistic territory just beyond the confines of house music, delivering us to a place of omni-rhythmic harmony that truly feels like the future. Its house meets tribal/world in such a way that listeners will feel like they’re hearing it for the first time on the playa. Bósa now releases their highly-anticipated debut album, Off The Grid, out now via Gravitas Recordings. It’s the first full album by the duo, comprised of seven evocative and dance-floor igniting original songs.
Off The Grid carries us through a range of emotional and stylistic landscapes, which together evoke an almost palpable sense of universality. Ambitious in its execution, each track is its own journey, blending a wide range of ethnic influences and conventional instrumentation with absolutely celestial production. The album kicks off with the track “Electric Blue,” a synthetic siren’s song calling us to the shores of beaches yet known. “Batucada” is a flawless fusion of steady beat world rhythm and woofer shaking, urban broken beats that one could call jungle thug. “Melange” is a sultry French vocal-infused, guitar garnished house tune powered by grinding synthetic base.
Bósa brings down the tempo for “Prowl,” a churning and sexy steady-beat bass tune featuring haunting vocals and impressively complex flamenco-style guitar work. “Torn” is an inspired and completely eclectic tropical house, rock-infused gypsy ballad that billows into our ears on a breeze of complete chill. The album’s penultimate track “Cenote” sounds as its name would imply: a natural tropical pool where people get down and dirty. The album finishes with “Piranha,” a slightly darker, more mood-driven endeavor colored with otherworldly vocals and lonely riffs from a wild western slide guitar.
Keep an eye on Bósa, the next exciting thing to come out of Gravitas. We’ve been following them since their debut EP, Eyes of the Jaguar, and are excited to see what’s in store for this promising fusion act.