One name that still stands tall in my book is Mr. Oizo. I’ve noticed a string of mediocre releases from very prominent artists in the dance community lately, many seem comfortably resting on their laurels. I may go into specifics in another post but I’ll just say that many people are being super boring. Mr. Oizo continues to be a terrific exception; a distinct artist who doesn’t give a fuck in all the best ways. His newest free gift entitled “Unreleased Unfinished Unpleasant” (available via his brilliant website oizo3000.com) is a collection of songs that didn’t end up on his recent releases. The personality of his music at times feels like a schizophrenic meth addict with a gameboy in one hand and a knife in the other. It’s hilarious to me that his unreleased music destroys so many artists attempts at making dance music today. He has a strange ability to make well-crafted, intricate music that can easily be written off as a joke, and I think he enjoys that paradox.
– Jimi Jaxon