Tag Archives: Oxygen

Age Appropriate Album Stream – Oxygen

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Strong Island legend and Soundsci member Oxygen celebrates his 50th birthday with the release of his heavily-anticipated “Age Appropriate” album, a project pairing the NY emcee’s timeless true-school skills with top-shelf production from the UK’s Tom Caruana.

Walk The Earth Album Sampler – Soundsci

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Transatlantic crew Soundsci’s new album “Walk The Earth” arrives July 4th, with Ollie Teeba, Jonny Cuba, Oxygen, Audessey, UGeorge and recent recruit Supastition dropping an expert lesson in timeless, true-school beats and rhymes.

Classic Material Album Stream – Classic Material

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Brilliantly-executed true-school flavour from UK producer Ill Treats alongside Soundsci members Oxygen and Audessey (with the project also featuring liner notes from yours truly).

New Joint – Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra

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Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra ft. Emskee, Audessey & Oxygen – “With An Attitude” (AfroLatinVintageOrchestraUbiq.BandCamp.Com / 2016)

The three veteran underground emcees get busy over the loose live funk of France’s ALVO outfit.

New Joint – Soundsci

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Soundsci – “Ronin” (@Soundsci / 2016)

Ollie Teeba-produced single from the transatlantic crew’s soon-to-be-released “Walk The Earth” album.

New Joint – Whirlwind D / Oxygen

Whirlwind D ft. Oxygen – “When I Write” (BLineRecordings.BigCartel.Com / 2016)

The UK emcee teams-up with Soundsci’s Oxygen for this Sir Beans OBE-produced track off his forthcoming “Other Side” album

Get Right / We Got The Hype Sounds Single Snippets – Oxygen / MC Just Divine / Hype Sound Productions

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Strong Island’s Oxygen of Soundsci fame has dusted off a couple of his late-80s / early-90s demos to be released as a limited edition single in early 2015 on Jamille Records.

B-Boy Bionics 12″ Sampler – Mac McRaw / Audessey / Oxygen

Snippets of the dope new limited edition vinyl single from UK label Cold Rock Stuff featuring the combined talents of producer Mac McRaw, Soundsci emcees Audessey and Oxygen, plus Jonny Cuba, Ollie Teeba and the Daily Diggers coming correct with some heavyweight remix action.

Live At The Throwdown EP Sampler – Danny Spice & The Wildstyle Tribute Band

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UK producer Danny Spice has enlisted the help of a talented crew of Hip-Hop heads for this dope sample-driven EP including Brand Nubian’s Sadat X, Soundsci’s Oxygen and Brit deck-wrecker Mr. Thing.

Expo 2014 EP Sampler – Soundsci

Snippets from the forthcoming Soundsci-related release “Expo 2014 (Sampler Vol. 1)” featuring tracks from various projects the crew have lined-up over the next twelve months.

HBS Music Archaeology – Ox The Architect / Ollie Teeba

Latest HBS show featuring Brad McNamara and Chris Gibbs discussing plenty of vinyl treats with Soundsci’s Oxygen and producer extraordinaire Ollie Teeba.

New Joint – Jorun Bombay / The Rampagers

Jorun Bombay Presents The Rampagers (Emskee, Oxygen & Phill Most Chill) – “DWG Rampage” (Diggers With Gratitude / 2013)

Dope reworking of an EPMD classic taken from the limited vinyl-only compilation “DWG Sampler One (A Journey Through The Crates)”.

Soundsational Album Sampler – Soundsci

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Multi-talented transatlantic crew Soundsci will be dropping a full-length album on the Ubiquity imprint based around samples from soul great Mike James Kirkland – check the niceness here.

Session #2 – Soundsci

Footage of Oxygen, Audessey and U-George of the mighty Soundsci crew in the studio – the group’s new EP “The Ultimate” is out this week.

EP Review – Soundsci



“The Ultimate EP”


With their “Formula 99” project having been one of last year’s dopest albums, you’d be forgiven for expecting the Soundsci collective to have taken a little time off to recharge their creative batteries. After all, it’s difficult enough sometimes for a group living in the same city to co-ordinate their schedules to record new music, so it definitely can’t be easy to put together fresh material when your crew is divided by an ocean and various US state lines.

Yet rather than rest on their true-school laurels, UK-based producers Jonny Cuba and Ollie Teeba have got straight back into their virtual lab with Atlanta-based emcees Audessey and U-George, plus NY’s Oxygen, to deliver a tight eight-track package of new joints and remixes.

Kicking off with the body-rockin’ soul clap vibes of the EP’s title track, the group’s three wordsmiths conjour up the atmosphere of an old-school block party as they swiftly pass the mic between each other, dropping some good ol-fashioned lyrical bravado along the way with references to Shabba Doo, Kase 2, boomboxes, Spike Lee and Professor Griff.

DJ Spinna and the UK’s DJ Format are both on-hand to remix a track each from the previously-mentioned “Formula 99”. The Jigmasta’s take on “Ill Dialect” replaces the choppy, piano-laced boom-bap feel of the original with a soulful, intergalactic soundscape, whilst Brighton’s Format delivers some trademark drum-heavy breakbeat madness on his interpretation of the uptempo “Rhyme 4 Rhyme”.

“The Vow” is a heartfelt pledge from the crew to always remain true to their underground roots, claiming that they’re “never ’bout the pop or the fizz” over crisp kicks and a haunting vocal sample, whilst the previously released “Lyrical Beatdown” is a granite-tough slice of hardcore b-boy music that will have you pulling your hoodie up and lacing your Timberlands as the nasty guitar sample twists your grill into a satisfied grimace.

Another accomplished project from the Soundsci camp, “The Ultimate EP” is more of that timeless Hip-Hop that will still sound as good in decades to come as it does in the present day.

Ryan Proctor

Soundsci – “The Ultimate” (WorldExpoRecords.Com / 2013)

The Ultimate EP Sampler – Soundsci

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Talented Hip-Hop super-group Soundsci (Ollie Teeba, Jonny Cuba, Oxygen, U-George, Audessey) drop their new EP “The Ultimate” next week on World Expo Records – peep the sonic science here.

New Joint – Soundsci

Soundsci – “The Ultimate” (WorldExpoRecords.Com / 2013)

Title track from the multi-talented crew’s forthcoming EP which will be available digitally and on vinyl.

New Joint – Oxygen / Live Percenters

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Oxygen – “Gone Diggin’ – Live Percenters Remix” (LivePercenters.Com / 2013)

Dukes Go Up of the Live Percenters crew puts a dope spin on the Strong Island emcee’s anthem for vinyl addicts everywhere.

The Corners Involved Album Trailer – Live Percenters

Trailer for the forthcoming album “The Corners Involved” from the Live Percenters crew (DukesGoUp, I-Be4Evr, Physical Graffiti and MDA) featuring Oxygen, Jamalski, Boog Brown and more.

New Joint – Oxygen

Oxygen – “Gone Diggin'” (@OxTheArchitect / 2013)

The Strong Island emcee delivers some dope new visuals for his Gensu Dean-produced vinyl anthem – the video was filmed at NY’s Big City Records on the day of the store’s closure last year and features cameos from various dusty-fingered crate invaders such as DJ Spinna and BreakBeat Lou.