ooberfuse’s “Call My Name (Paul Kennedy Remix Radio Edit)”
The city streets that make up the visual backdrop of the music video for ooberfuse’s “Call My Name (Paul Kennedy Remix Radio Edit)” are full of a color as rich as the melodies that grace them are in this kaleidoscopic effort from the London-based duo. We’re invited to take a step into ooberfuse’s world from the first-person perspective, and while the images are enough to get anyone’s attention in this video, it’s the music that brings us coming back time and time again to this three and a half minute treasure. “Call My Name” is a fun summer listen, but its heavenly harmonies would probably be pleasurable most any time of year.
Our latest single Call My Name. Out on 14 June 2019 via Fretsore Records. Live at Tilehouse Studios. Edited by: Rile E. Coyote Thanks for watching! Ooberfuse …………………………………………………………………………………………… For anyone new here, we are Ooberfuse, an east meets west electronic music project based in London, UK.
There are five different remixes of this song to be studied on ooberfuse’s new EP Call My Name, and though some are steeped in physicality while others are flanked with themes rooted more in minimalist pop, the content gels together remarkably well. “The Noise” is definitely the most muscular of the bunch, but ironically, doesn’t have the most abrasive mix (that prize goes to the excellent “Push The Frequency Festival Mix”). The “Hal St John Radio Edit” features a reverberated lead vocal which could be among the most haunting that I’ve heard in an ooberfuse record, and describing it as anything other than a brilliant experimentation would seem, to me at least, dismissive of its inventive stylization.
Patrik Kambo’s “Radio Edit” of “Call My Name” is unquestionably the most evocative remix on this EP, and it’s almost exclusively because of its carefully-adjusted low-end tonality. The bass shadows the percussion so flawlessly in this track that, at times, it’s difficult to tell where the textured ribbonry of one ends and the other begins. The instrumentation is unbelievably cohesive here, and I think that electronica fans in particular will tune into this version of the song above all others available to us on this disc.
Regardless of which mix we’re listening to, the larger than life harmonies are always the central focus in Call My Name. You can tell that this pair have been working together for a while now; ooberfuse, as a twosome, have some of the most divine chemistry of anyone in their scene at the moment, and it’s not surprising to me that they’ve grown as much as they have in the last few years. They’re playing off of each other’s cues in perfect synchronicity here, and employing every trick in the book to get the most out of their shared performance.
I wasn’t very familiar with who ooberfuse were before getting my hands on the music video for “Call My Name” this month, but I can say that I am very intrigued by what I’m hearing and seeing in this latest set of releases. The diversity of the remixes aside, this is a contemporary European pop act with a broader scope of musicality than most anyone on the mainstream side of the dial has got right now, and it’s no overstatement to suggest that this new studio work could be the piece to finally bring their moniker the widespread adulation that it was previously incapable of attaining.