Hailing from Oslo, Norway, Atroxity is an electronica producer and composer who embraces the full spectrum of genres and has a preference for cross-pollination.
For almost 20 years, Atroxity has been a part of the local Oslo music scene in varying capacities, culminating in the release of his debut album Newland Punks in November 2016. Today however, we concern ourselves with his latest release, EP Cult Of The Scarab which is buttressed by ‘Outpost 10-3’ and ‘Yeah (It Works)’.
The two pillars provide a perfect example of the differing facets of Atroxity and what binds them together so seamlessly. ‘Outpost 10-3’ is a lush blend of tech-house influenced bass groove, soft pattering percussion and seductive deep house vibes, and bound by a playful synth, that flickers and sparks, bringing some breezy brightness to the fore amid the ambient landscapes. ‘Yeah (It Works)’ is a more uptempo affair, playful yet cinematic, it bounces along a colourful confection of quick step beats and irresistible groove illuminated by acid squiggles, winding synth and bursts of electronics for the more dancefloor ready of the two. Not only is his work bound by a love off of all things electronic, Atroxity’s work is marked by a playfulness, flair for groove and precision beat-work.
You can listen to ‘Outpost 10-3’ and ‘Yeah (It Works)’ below: