Track Premiere & Free Download: OKRAA – The Truth Shall Set Me Free

Emerging from the hidden electronic hub of Colombia, we have a special bonus track and free download from OKRAA’s ‘Vultur’ EP, out on Hot Gem Tunes & Rough Trade. ‘The Truth Shall Set Me Free’ offers a generous amount of intoxicating rhythms and synths from the psychedelic and soulful future garage producer. With artwork by celebrated Glasgow visual artist Konx-Om-Pax (Warp Records, Rustie, Mogwai, Jamie Lidell), OKRAA,aka Juan Carlos Torres Alonso, has created an EP of dizzying, euphoric intensity and hyper-real colour, mastered at Berlin’s Glowcast Studios by veteran engineer Conor Dalton (Daft Punk, Caribou, Wolf + Lamb). Enjoy the Latin coastal rhythms below!

Combined with the “audiovisual psychedelia” of his work with VJ collaborator Carlos Rodriguez, this is dance music inspired by the language and symbols of dreams. Torres Alonso’s process of creation as “a very synesthetic experience,” a blurring of sensory inputs where colours become sounds and light becomes music. He has previously described his compositions as being “a reminder of how we used to be when we were really young,” that magical realist quality of a child-like viewpoint. “It’s important to keep a little bit of that… always,” he says. Vultur is the sound of that vision, realised.

Vultur is out now! Click