“I started all of this as a passion and I really do want to keep it that way. I’m not in it to make money and I’m not in it to impress anyone. My music is weird enough and the scene is small enough to reflect that, I think. I just want to connect with beautiful, like minded individuals and give something back to the bass music scene wherever I can.”
Oxóssi is one of those under the radar type cats. Lucky for us, we’re using old school out-of-commission Russian satellites to track movement on our underground bass music big screen monitors. When I discovered his remix of Jefferson Airplane’s legendary psychedelic rock tune “White Rabbit” I immediately reached out to connect with the young man. His tunes have been sprinkled throughout my mixtapes and live sets; “Kadian Dub” is an instant neck breaker on the dancefloor. Jesse’s attitude towards bass music and community, combined with his unique take on an old school sound, is heard clearly through his music. High quality sounds, balanced and spaced to create hypnotic poly-rhythms and psychotropic hallucinations. With great pride we present to you this exclusive mix and interview as installment #014 of our Deep Dub Download Series.
Oxóssi – Reflections [Dub]
Causa – Wintertales (Steppa Version) [Dub]
Oxóssi – Couch Dub [Forthcoming Silent Motion]
Laktic – Goliath Dub [Dub]
Foamplate & Oxóssi – Camel Dub [Dub]
Foamplate – Saywatt [Dub]
Elefant Doc – Benzo [Dub]
Soft Moon – Island [Dub]
Karnage & MarkIV – Ciro’s [Dub]
Oxóssi & Wulf – Tamarind Switch [Dub]
Foamplate – Oculus Rift [Dub]
El-Plate – Cult Jah [Dub]
Evo – Temp [Dub]
City1 – Untitled Bass [Dub]
Karnage & MarkIV – Killswitch VIP [Dub]
Malleus & Saule – Bad Kids [Dub]
Oxóssi – 6 Under [Forthcoming Silent Motion]
Djoser – Water Wheel [Dub]
Headland – Break Off [Dub]
Helktram – Control Mood [Dub]
OldGold – Anti-rewind Dub [Dub]
Trisicloplox – Monolith [Dub]
Oxóssi – Kadian Dub [Forthcoming Silent Motion]
Causa – Nosegrind [Dub]
Distinct Motive – Krome [Forthcoming Banana Stand Sound]
Gantz & Beezy – First Born [Dub]
Fill Spectre – Battle for Spice [Forthcoming Banana Stand Sound]
Malleus – Parce qu’il est Mort [Dub]
[LIS] Tell us what Oxóssi means.
[Oxóssi] Oxóssi is an old Afro-Brazilian religious figure. He was an Amazon hunter and provider of the people.
[Oxóssi] Either CDJ’s or Technics 1200’s, or both if I’m lucky and the venue is well prepared.
[LIS] Describe your production process in the studio. What do you to prepare for that process?
[LIS] Any notable performances coming up?
[Oxóssi] I don’t play shows very often because of my work, but I have a small LA show in September and a larger one coming up in LA on November 17th that will have some very talented people playing. There’s also some talk of me going out to the UK and playing some shows in 2016, but nothing quite finalized yet. I hope it works out though, I’ve wanted to go out there and experience the music scene for ages.
[LIS] What is the sound system culture like where you live?
[Oxóssi] It’s a huge melting pot, I feel really fortunate for that. Electronically, you see everything from Low End Theory (LA beat scene), to Respect (DnB), to B-Side and Mass LA (Dubstep/140), and so much more. Its pretty amazing how much diversity you find. The 140 bass scene I’m involved in is growing too, which is amazing and I’m all for it! I think people are slowly becoming open to new styles or they’re finally discovering old quality music that had never surfaced (because it was mainly in the UK back in the day). I also think that people are slowly getting tired of being force fed shitty mainstream music and they’re finally taking their music taste into their own hands. At least I hope that’s the case…..for the sake of the music industry in the future.
[LIS] As a performing act, where do you see Oxóssi in the next year and what are you currently doing to reach those goals?