If you’re looking for the coolest thing you might see in music today, look no further than duo Ojivolta sharing their official remix of the track ‘Feel It Still’ by Portugal. The Man. Visually, this is an absolute trip with colors spilling and fading out of their shapes, a complete light show, and the pair taking turns switching between sample pads, MIDI drum pads, and a super cool keyboard that seems to let you slide and detune your keys after touching the pads.
Ojivolta is the electronic indie-pop duo based in LA. Musically they’re MPC indie rock — Future funk with drops. Oji, from Pennsylvania, came up on tour and as a producer on GOOD Music projects while Volta, from Puerto Rico, was in the studio shadowing The Neptunes in Miami. The project came together between NY and LA as they focused on translating their studio productions in a live setting. This pursuit pushed them to bridge the gap between instrumental performances and continuous play DJ sets. The live set features custom instruments and software devices such as their blocks box, ROLI rise keyboard and drum pads, which allow them to seamlessly improvise and collaborate with other musicians.
Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam