VQ077 Bodj & Roksi – Weird Science EP
For his sophomore effort with the Visionquest family, Bodj teams up with fellow Greek native and audio engineer, Roksi, to create the Weird Science EP.
The four track EP starts with title track “Weird Science”. The slow burner emerges with etherial pads, tight percussion and warm sub bass, as toms and a reverb drenched vocal emerges. Atonal synths pop in and squelch as the track drives forward, keeping the uptempo momentum high. A2, “Otis AX”, keeps the tempo poppin’, with beautiful chords dropping in, supported by a nice, round bass that bumps the pads along as synths enter and sprinkle away. The track stays bouncy with chopped arpeggiated synths, tactfully dipping their toe in the water.
The B1, “Flowtec”, indulges the listener in the dirtier, late night club vibe that we all enjoy so much, while minimal textures, murky vox and bleeps and synths stab in and out. Minor chord rhodes stabs pop in and out until deep pads fill out the sound in a luxurious way to finish out the track, without losing any of the steam it started with. “Tomodachi” rounds out the EP, keeping the vibes high and quick with another dope bassline. This offering stays true to the bassline and delayed chord stabs, and acts more as a bumping dj tool for the release, sure to keep the vibe going. One things for sure this standout release won’t be putting anyone to bed!
Hailing from Athens, Bodj is an essential character in the ever bourgeoning Greek house music scene, holding down a residency at the illustrious Six Dogs club in Athens and a co-founder/owner of the Audiorama record label and club night. He has played all over the world, including on lineups with famed Dj’s such as Nina Kraviz, Dyed Soundorom, Levon Vincent, Dan Ghenacia and Magda, and released on labels such as his own Audiorama, Ruis, Claap, Sleep Is Commercial, Novus and Movida. His previous EP for the Visionquest camp came on their vinyl only imprint “Visionquest Special Editions” in Fall of 2017. Roksi an esteemed Greek audio engineer and music producer based in Athens Greece.
Having been classically trained since he was a young man John has since then mastered his craft studying audio engineering in Athens, London and Amsterdam which he had access to some of the most renowned music studios. He performs as a live act at top notch Greek spots such as six dogs club and Cannibal Radio.