Stepping up for Oddity’s next release is emerging melodic techno talent Coeus. He is no stranger to the label, having contributed to the latest Odd Echoes V.A and remixing EarthLife´s “Italia”. This time he presents a three track EP, joined by the duo Alfa Romero on remix duties.
Serbian based Coeus has been steadily amassing support and can already claim that names such as Tale Of Us, Solomun, Adriatique, Dixon and more are behind his music.
He played the piano from a young age and this early understanding of melody seeps into his music now. Characterized by deep melodic progressions he has forged a unique sound in this space.
The title track “Echoes” opens the package. It’s everything you would come to expect from the Serbian, built on a drive drum track, the track is highlighted by a beautifully evolving synth line throughout. It takes you on a journey throughout and keeps the ear hooked.
Up next is “Hyper”. Much like the name suggest this is an uptempo offering; the increase in BPM and the change of vibe aims this directly at peak times on the dance-floor. The expansive lush sounds of the opening track are swapped for some deeper, darker sound design and the overall outcome is a much more pulsing piece. Following comes the remix by the Italian duo Alfa Romero, who take the track to a more melodic and emotional terrain, printing their stamp on their reinterpretation.
Rounding off the EP is a final original offering by Coeus, “Eunaia”. Vastly different to what we’ve heard on the EP so far, this shows us the spectrum the artist has. The track is based over a break style beat and paired with an ear catching arpeggio that draws you in. The weighty baseline pulls the track together and puts a fitting and emotive end to a very strong EP.