Hitting an other-worldly groove that's built to blast out of Cali's crunchiest car stereos, the remix follows last month's release of Opio and L.A beat scene vet Free the Robots' Sempervirens album.
Recorded predominately in a redwood forest grove called Cazadero, Sempervirens is a product of Opio and Free the Robots' time spent along there verdant Northern California coastline. The duo began experimenting together last year, merging their respective skills on production hardware as seen in their Delicious Vinyl TV session.
In March, Opio and FTR released The Subconscious Mind EP, before sharing their aforementioned full-length debut via Clear Label Records last month.
“This time spent away from the chaotic concrete jungles we both live in recharged our batteries and set the stage to create art off of the renewed energy from our inspiring journey,” Opio explained to Ambrosia for Heads.
Free the Robots added that “I feel like we are both going through a re-birth, and with that, we both have been able to create with no expectations; just open minds.” Their fresh outlook is apparent on tracks such as “808 State of Mind,” where fat synth bass lines meld with shimmering hi-hats and tight 808 snares. On others like “Loki Drop,” Opio spits over layered percussion and spastic yet rhythmic vocal samples.