This summer, OL reemerges from the hazy Moscow sun to deliver yet another stunning display of his production chops on the Save and ProtectEP, out September 2013 on Loveless Records. The EP also includes four big remixes from Koloah, Slava, Hesk, and Wheez-ie.
Hot on the heels of his critically lauded collaboration with Yoin on Fine Grains and a hot-as-hell mix for Fader, Save and Protect sees this exciting young Russian producer at the top of his game. The EP's four original tracks are prime examples of the beats-indebted, slo-mo footwork that OL is best known for. Woozy, sun-drenched synths envelop scattered 808 beats and sultry vocal samples throughout OL's originals. It's fresh, chilled-out stuff, and as Fader said themselves, OL's beats 'hang in the air like puffs of smoke'.
Closing Save and Protect are remixes from four hotly tipped bass producers - Koloah, Slava, Hesk, and Wheez-ie. While these reinterpretations tend to stay within the laidback territory of the originals, each artist takes their turn at playing with tempo and tension.
The EP's title track has been floating around the net for a while now, earning nods of support from the likes of Earmilk and Finest Ego. It has been featured XLR8R, Mixmag, and BBC Radio 1's B. Traits has been rinsing the life out of the track, as well as Koloah's remix in recent weeks. Now, through Loveless Records, we finally have a chance to hear Save and Protect as a full EP, and as the exciting next chapter of rising producer OL.