REVIEW: V/A – Oddness Vol. IV

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The Bonkers label has shown us, in its brief journey, by a clear commitment to a typology of music producers, that if something characterizes them, it is their irregularity, focused on their search for multiple unstable paths and that, weathering the storm, reaping success and incorporating everything that experience offers them, they emerge as if out of the blue with proposals as unique and surprising as their own personal career. They work attentively to detect when it is time to enter the studio with the artists to turn everything upside down…

The legendary Bonkers compilation is back, with artists like She Teiks, Globemaster, Stylic & Dark Places, Wonder Talking and Rimaye.

Featuring the incredible Argentinian duo She Teiks, landing with ‘De Ronda Voy’ is an exciting song that was born out of a pre-club party. Infectious bass vibes keep us moving, while the catchy lead lines infuse us with energy that immerses us in the nightlife experience. This song takes us straight to the dance floor and invites us on a night adventure through various clubs.

From the north of Mexico, part of the Maleante Records family, Globemaster delivers a unique jewel with ‘Un alien me llevo de rave’, a soundscape that places you on some distant planet, where raves and music are part of the rituals. . Most importantly, the theme opens with an atmosphere of tension, the use of synthesizers and sound effects create the sensation of being transported to an unknown place, it leaves us feeling a new appreciation of the universe and its mysteries, in general, it is a track immersive and introspective.

Straight from the heart of Spain, Madrid producers Stylic & Dark Places present: Wack! With this new song, an explosive combination of Trance and Future Disco, that will keep you captivated with its hard-hitting rhythms and the characteristic touch of this duo.
Strange! It is charged with energy and has a good high to lift you to that cosmic dimension.

Wonder Talking debuts on the label and offers a mysterious addition, with ‘Trip Tick’ beginning with an off-key Arabic melody, the backing track transitions to a heavy dancefloor theme. Shaped analog synth arpeggio, transitioning from flying on the kick drum beat to a vague roaring synth sound. All components mix and lead with a short pulsing bass with a strong kick drum and an evenly floating percussion backing, forcing listeners to move to the beat of this dark track.

Last but not least we have Rimaye, born in France and based in Miami, he just starred in ‘Foxglove’. Inspired by the high spring season, the joyous first-person song hides a hidden toxic substance, giving Oddness a unique ending. vol. IV, it’s definitely always a different journey with each Volume.


The production level of these guys is intense but, on the other hand, the care of the sounds they release is at the level of those who do things because they want to and with the time they really need. Hence, these are productions that when you get closer to them you get trapped by the halo that comes off: rare, singular and, here comes the best, powerful, magnetic and danceable. Beats that mark but without burdening us, an oldschool (authentic) touch, somewhat eccentric synthesizers and a rather cheerful and festive general tone, are some of the adjectives that we can get up our sleeves if we want to describe this innovative proposal.

Each producer summarizes their intentions in this compilation, looking for novelty without losing nostalgia, who plays with the genre but without falling into predictable tricks, nor in the arrogance of those who castle themselves in a genre or mannerism to show that they have personality. Paradoxically, to achieve simplicity and lucidity requires experience and the ability to know how to free oneself from the limitations of conditioning, and this first compilation is a healthy example of this.



Written by: Alejandro Serrano

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