Black Orange Juice 3 Started Alone EP on 12" Vinyl
Together, Ossie, Paul Black and Tilz are Black Orange Juice, exciting new faces in the ever-fertile and innovative forefront of UK dance music. The faultless beats come courtesy of Ossie (Hyperdub, 20/20 Vision), one of the most talked-about breaking UK producers, this time exposing classic Chicago house and disco influences, as well as his own trademark visionary flare for twisted, broken LDN R&B. The propulsive kicks and goose-bump synths provide a backdrop for his best friends' Paul Black and Tilz to take centre stage as two distinctive new UK soul voices.
They arrived on an unstoppable musical mission with 2013's 3 Started Alone EP for the formidable and diverse NYC label family that is True Panther Sounds. The sound of BOJ is rooted in a lifetime of music together, the sound of three childhood comrades that have grown up as a creative unit. From classic shy first steps harmonizing in the halls of their Roman Catholic comprehensive in East Ham, to after-school sessions fawning over their dad's Marvin, Luther and Chic vinyls, to maiden clubbing voyages together at house nights with DJing older cousins, the boys began to flex their musical muscles as one.
With some of the most respected labels around clambering to release Ossie's own unique dance concoctions, he quickly recruited Paul Black and Tilz as the featured voices laying down the hooks for the club smashes that would make his name, including the likes of the massive "Supercali" for 20/20 Vision, and "Set The Tone" and "Ignore" for Hyperdub. With the 3 Started Alone EP, the scene was set for Black Orange Juice to fully step into the spotlight together!