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Elena Colombi
Label interview
08.25.2021

A forlorn semi-silhouetted humanoid portrait stares out from the cover of the OE001. It’s a somewhat austere painting by Tornike Bendeliani, a strikingly perverse and stately image that embraces the label’s intent. This relatively new venture from the DJ Elena Colombi - March this year saw OE008 take shape - plants the flag of ‘free-spirited musical abandon’ (Elena’s words.) Certainly there is something of a nihilistic New Wave fervour about much that hounds our heads; It figures that a DJ’s born need to whip up dance floor commitment is behind it all. Osare’s fast pace catalogue is punctured by some further experimental explorations, once again that coveted space between dancefloor and concept is occupied and explored. Osare draws us towards the future, these sounds contain much of what we want and fear, uncontrolled & relentless business indeed.

Label playlist
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Cucina Povera
Liikaa liimaa
5:21
Play
Thanasis Zlatanos
Master Chameleon
2:38
Play
Suemori
Bonsai
4:02
Play
Free Range
Relax It's Just Eggs
4:27
Play
Thanasis Zlatanos
The Crystal Sight Excerpt
9:22
Play
Panoptique
Amin
3:58
Play
L.F.T.
Tentakel Der Liebe (ft. Rosaceae)
3:35
Play
Mayurashka
Miyabi Noboru
4:25
Play
Violetov General
Patuvane prez oblazite
5:09
Play
Free Range
Toyota Mirror
4:32
Play
Inkasso
Dichter im Dickicht
1:58
Play
Thanasis Zlatanos
No Expectations
1:54
Play
Suemori
Senpai Kouhai
4:07
Play
L.F.T.
Manon
5:02
Play
Inkasso
Tal der vergessenen Ordner
4:59
Play
Free Range
Strike A Pose Baby
4:53
Play
Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
3:51
Play
Torriko
Ballerina
2:09
Play
Eva Geist
La ragazza Del 6 Giugno
4:02
Play
Free Range
Washing Machine Speaking
5:06
Play
Suemori
Yakkosan
4:31
Play
Free Range
Frog America
4:03
Play
Taurus / Schulverweis
Schulverweis - Schwarzfahren
2:23
Play
Suemori
Hankumoi
6:26
Play
ANNA VS JUNE
Kokino
3:16
Play
O

Where are you from?

EC

Italian blood, nomadic spirit!

O

What do you do?

EC

I recently read an article daring people to avoid this exact question when meeting someone new and the results were fantastic. Less social constructions. Isn’t that wonderful?
Still, this is a Q+A so let’s see if I can answer in less obvious terms: Clubs and radio, cooking and walks, plants and scents, way too many flat moves and a new (orgasmic) drum machine I’m getting to spend some time with.

O

Earliest musical memory?

Elena Colombi - Oddity Influence Mix
Elena Colombi
46:31
11 Tracks
Forthcoming on Osare! Editions - Pssss it's a secret!
Forthcoming on Osare! Editions - Pssss it's a secret!
Forthcoming on Osare! Editions - Pssss it's a secret!
Violetov General - Kwarks (out by end of 2022)
Violetov General - Dvigatel (out by end of 2022)
Forthcoming on Osare! Editions - Pssss it's a secret!
Forthcoming on Osare! Editions - Pssss it's a secret!
Violetov General - Hope (out by end of 2022)
Forthcoming on Osare! Editions - Pssss it's a secret!
Forthcoming on Osare! Editions - Pssss it's a secret!
Novo Line - Ain't That A Mess?! (out by end of 2022)
O

Why did you start a record label?

EC

The label started almost by accident, following the work of the Greek wizard Zlatanos. Shortly after I was sent the first Free Range demo and immediately I thought: ‘mine’!

O

How would you describe the label’s sound?

EC

Osàre stands for bold, unexpected choices. There are no restrictions in terms of sound as well as geographic areas, era or even what the output / object or final experience can be.

O

Some insight on the mix you recorded ?

EC

The OG mix was recorded for you around a year ago. It showcased a lot of inspiring women - past and present - in music and art.. it was closely connected to the ‘Donne Che Corrono Coi Lupi’ release that came out last December on Osàre!. For this reason when you announced a long delay of the Oddity website / project I thought it might be best to air that mix via NTS [04.10.21] instead, keeping it close to the release date of the cassette.

So the mix I am sending you today is mix #2 : A selection focussing entirely on upcoming artists and music on Osàre!.

Some of the music might not come out for a while, so the track-list is partly top-secret. Still, I couldn’t think of a better way to showcase what the label is all about!! I hope you enjoy it.

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