For the next installment of Obsessive Compulsive Frequency (OCF), eskuché takes a page from 80s and 90s pop-culture by making a mixtape with Los Angeles’ own DJ/producer duo, Cosmic Kids. This new initiative hails the physical cassette as a mode of expression many of us from the pre-CD days warmly remember; one that required thoughtfully selecting songs for a friend or a loved one and recording them directly to tape giving the final product a unique sound. Who can forget that infamous hiss or worn out wobble after years of heavy rotation?
Appropriately, Cosmic Kids’ contribution is less about the music they’re currently known for - groovy, deep house and
high-energy electronic dance - and more about their influences from adolescence as well as what they’ve personally got on repeat. Akin to what you might hear on an old unmarked TDK buried deep in a box somewhere, listeners will be treated with some hidden gems rekindling a love affair with some nostalgic tracks and maybe even the tape format itself.
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