X/OZ presents their most awaited release yet: Fifth Force EP by Yagya. One of the most respected and embraced electronic music artist in Iceland since the early nineties, Yagya, a.k.a Sanasol, OZ Artist & Plastic now takes his sound further into a deeper, harder atmosphere. Known for beautiful deep minimal music with ambient soundscapes, this release speeds things up to 140 bpm while still maintaining the distinctive Yagya sound. As a special treat the EP includes one of the first tracks ever written by Yagya, “Getting Closer To An Unknown Goal”. The EP also includes the magical ambient track from his vintage collection “A Very Long Daydream”. Fifth Force is not to be missed by any Yagya fans out there, new and old.

 

 

 

Label: X/OZ
Artist: Yagya
Catalogue: XOZ004
Format: Vinyl / Digital
Country: Iceland
Release date: April 2018

 

 

 

Words: Hassen Belhaj

 

 

For the first X/OZ release of 2018 we have brand new material from Russian musical prodigy Nikita Zabelin. His first release in two years, Nikita brings us a fresh take on minimal techno with a breadth of styles and approaches to the genre. Previously releasing on Nina Kraviz’s Trip label this will be Nikita’s X/OZ debut. This release, Trans Siberian Express also features a remix by label head Exos, this combining the forces of both artists to create the Russian/Icelandic collaboration of the year.

 

 

Label: X/OZ
Artist: Nikita Zabelin
Catalogue: XOZ003
Format: Vinyl / Digital
Country: Iceland
Release date: February 2018

 

 

Words: Hassen Belhaj