Taking cues from the asian musical modalities of sino-grime and dialling the speed and intensity back, Oly reveals a subtler, more nuanced approach to urban styles like grime, trap and bass. One of only a few female artists connected with the N.A.A.F.I. label, she is gaining as much notoriety for her unique productions as for her killer mixtapes.
Hailing from the notoriously dangerous area of Ecatepec de Morelos in Mexico, Masse was drawn to music and art as an escape from the violent mundanity of daily life in the State Of Mexico. Heavily percussive, her music moulds her contemporary genre influences into distinctly Mexican shapes, where dark soundscapes contort into almost-carnival rhythms. As with her work in Chase The Devil with partner El Catorce, Oly demonstrates a fascination with Japanese culture and takes inspirations from Asian scales and Japanese themes. Often brooding and sparse, redemption arrives in sensuall Spanish-language lyrics and curiously uplifting cyborgian Latin fiesta rhythms.
Performing her compositions live, Oly unfurls her sinister-delicate signature style as part of an interconnected night dedicated to the contemporary urban sonic landscape of Mexico City.
With the support of the Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo, the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores, Consulado General de México en Montréal, the MRIF of the Government of Québec.