Whether as Bowly or new aliases DÐD, OJPB, MTSP or as a member of the ESL or Knife and Fork crew, French-born Olivier Borzeix has maintained a raw yet transversal approach to the various styles he has explored in his few years of activity. His live sets have been celebrated by FACT magazine as showing “exactly how viable and exciting house music still is, particularly when taken back to its first principles and given a bit of rhythmic variation.”
29/05/2015Bowly’s high NRG brew of syncopated rhythms, uplifting melodies and slow cruising sub bass sit somewhere at the crossroads of house, techno and UK bass. Since launching the Bowly moniker in 2009, French-born, Montréal-based Olivier Borzeix has been steadily on the rise, putting in mucho mileage on the international electronic circuit while pumping out a rhythmically adventurous stream of funky tempo treasures. His exploratory EPs for Nottingham’s Berkane Sol (2010) and Fur Trade Recordings (2013) have allowed listeners to nibble from his broad bassline cookbook, as have his contributions to the ESL and Knife & Fork DJ families. He’s similarly sustained a number of aliases – DDD, MTSP and OJBP – the latter of which, a pitched down, hardware house joyride, Borzeix will be sharing with MUTEK festivalgoers, in anticipation of a soon-to-be-released vinyl on the R&D-inclined Montréal label Parages.
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As a newcomer on the international house and bass circuit, Bowly started to make some noise in the UK Funky, Dubstep & Garage scenes with regular DJ support by the likes of Ikonika, Cooly G and Geiom. With two twelve-inches out on Berkane Sol (Geiom, Nottingham) and Dub Organizer (Cooly G, London), since 2010 this Montrealer’s reputation has been steadily on the rise.
As a newc omer on the international House Bass circuit, Bowly started to make some noise in the UK Funky, Dubstep & Garage scene with regular DJ support by the likes of Ikonika, Cooly G or Geiom. With two twelve inches forthcoming on Berkane Sol (Geiom, Nottingham) and Dub Organizer (Cooly G, London), 2010 looks very promising for this young producer.
For his performance at Mutek, Bowly prepared a live set filled with new material specifically composed for the event.