Melodic house tastemaker OCULA signs with Monstercat on euphoric single ‘Try Me’
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British producer OCULA joined the Monstercat family today with his uplifting house single, “Try Me.” A euphoric medley of his signature stylings elevated by indie-electronic chords, the record unearths a new soundscape from the budding artist. “Try Me” moves from a bright lead synth into a distorted ensemble-like effect, putting his experimentation on display as the energy continues to build across the breakdown. OCULA’s lush melodies and taste for boundary-pushing production will continue to unfold, with more music to come on the label this fall.
“I think one of the most important exercises to do as a musician is to explore sounds and genres that you’re not typically used to, and “Try Me” is a prime example of that practice in motion for me. It’s easy to fall into the trap of using the same or similar instruments and synths, or going about crafting and shaping sound in a very familiar way; so “Try Me” was my escape from that. There’s nothing better when in the studio and the structure of the song just falls into place beautifully because the emotion and energy is already leading you in the right direction.”– OCULA
British DJ and producer Brad Littler, aka OCULA, has quite rapidly become one of the premiere names in the melodic house scene. After a rapid rise to prominence with back-to-back releases on deadmau5’s epochal label mau5trap, the Staffordshire, UK native has quickly made a mark with his blend of moving, organic melodic house – his intimately addictive sound quickly became a mainstay at Lane 8’s imprint This Never Happened. Official remixes for Gabriel and Dresden, Le Youth, and Lane 8 himself are amongst the many staples of OCULA’s expansive discography, which includes showcases on iconic labels Armada, Anjunabeats, and Spinnin’ Deep. 2022 sees the arrival of OCULA’s debut album, Crossroad. For now, stream “Try Me”, out via Monstercat, below.
OCULA – Try Me
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