The release of instrumental tapes has been in aplenty as of late (almost as much as mixtapes), as many more self-proclaimed artists are starting to take their hands behind the keys of their computer or an actual keyboard; nothing new per se, but it has been a growing trend. While it is difficult to weed out which to listen to and which to scroll past, this is certainly one tape you do not want to pass up. As the title suggests, Otis Arcade (an affiliate of Deca Mono) takes us into what he calls Space Hooligans, which is exactly what this sounds like, a cosmic space travel with heavy use of synths, hard kickdrums, and eerie melodies which may remind you of a depressing acid trip while at a space museum. While lacking in being upbeat this is still good nonetheless. Below is a word from Deca about the project and Otis Arcade as well as his first single from Space Hooligans entitled “Dreamy”.
TOTALLY FOOLPROOF PRESENTS ITS FIRST OFFICIAL RELEASE, SPACE HOOLIGANS BY OTIS ARCADE. OTIS IS A 19 YEAR OLD PRODUCER FROM THE TWIN CITIES, MINNESOTA; TEMPORARILY LIVING IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA. THIS ALBUM WAS CREATED IN OTIS’ BEDROOM DURING A PERIOD OF HIS LIFE IN WHICH HE WAS ESTRANGED FROM THE PEOPLE HE WAS CLOSEST TO, WHILE STUCK IN A CITY THAT HE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT. UNDER THESE CONDITIONS HE WAS FORCED TO CREATE THIS ALBUM TO STAY HAPPY AND KEEP SANITY. THESE SONGS WERE HIS ESCAPE. UNFORTUNATELY OTIS IS STILL IN ARIZONA.
THIS ENTIRE ALBUM WAS CREATED ON A SMALL LAPTOP NEARING A DECADE IN AGE, WITH BARELY ENOUGH CPU TO RUN THE PROGRAMS HE RAN ON IT, AND ALTHOUGH HIS RESOURCES WERE MINIMAL HE CREATED AN ALBUM THAT WE ARE EXTREMELY EXCITED ABOUT. THIS IS SPACE HOOLIGANS. WE ARE TOTALLY FOOLPROOF. $$$.
Otis Arcade – Dreamy
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