OAKLEY GRENELL ’23 Days’ ft. Roslen Langton & Ohmega Watts
For twelve years, Grenell’s been steadily releasing projects under his own Central Records and heading up bands that include The Otautahi Allstars, Departure Lounge, The Eskimo Squad and his former production moniker OG. Now simply known as Oakley Grenell, his latest production effort sees him solidify his production style with his most confident and personal album to date.
Stripped back, slow burning Pacific soul with flourishes of hip hop, The Deep combines Oakley’s production with live instrumentation. He takes up guitar duties alongside some of his favourite Christchurch instrumentalists including brother Redford Grenell on drums – recorded at the family farm in Whitecliffs – and guest keys from NZ’s own maestro expat Mark de Clive-Lowe.
“This album took a long time to produce but I’m really proud of it,” says Grenell. “It is definitely my most personal album and is also the first album where I have contributed this many lyrics and recorded my own vocals- which is something I hope to continue with. Having such an amazing cast of talented collaborators on The Deep is such a blessing and getting Dave Cooley to master it is the icing on the cake as I am a huge Dilla fan”.
‘23 Days‘ Taken from Central Records latest release: Oakley Grenell – The Deep
Music by O.Grenell, Words by O.Grenell and M.Campbell
Roslen Langton, Ohmega Watts, Mark Vanilau: Vocals | Tamara Smith: Flute
O.Grenell: Production | Mixed by The Nomad
Additional Mixing by John Hooves Clayton and O.Grenell
Mastered by Dave Cooley @ Elysian Masters, LA
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