Posts Tagged ‘Oliver Tree’

May 18, 2018
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Movement is our first taste of new music from Oliver Tree since the LA-based singer songwriter and producer gave us his genre-bending EP Alien Boy. And trust me, you’re going to want to get up and “move” to this new one. Oliver Tree serves up a signature blend of gritty hip hop, alt rock, and vehement electronica on the truly unique and fresh tune. He continues to push boundaries and break new ground with his scintillating style of music. 2017 was wild for Oliver Tree. Not only did he join Whethan on select dates of The Chainsmokers’ Memories Tour, but he also teamed up with his friends (and IHM Chicago faves) Louis The Child on select dates of their tour, too. Then there was his solo festival debuts at Lollapalooza and Outside Lands (where I was fortunate enough to dash over in time to the Panhandle Stage to catch a ridiculously large crowd of people going savage to his set). And now 2018′s looking to be more of the same now that Oliver Tree is back with deliciously festering Movement. Download/stream the single via additional outlets, here.

March 2, 2018
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I hope you haven’t missed out on Oliver Tree’s Alien Boy EP. After all, the Los Angeles by way of Santa Cruz singer songwriter and producer, who really took off last year when he collaborated with Chicago production wonder Whethan, has delivered six rousing tracks on the release exhibiting his pronounced mixture of hip hop, electronica, and R&B. Alien Boy’s title track is a zestful and peppery earworm, doused with Oliver Tree’s charbroiled and gritty vocals. One listen is all it takes to get hooked on this sprightly and larkish tune. You can stream the full Alien Boy EP via Soundcloud, here. Support on iTunes, here.

January 9, 2018
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In 2017, many of our favorite Whethan tracks were the Chicago electronic artist’s collaborations with Los Angeles based singer songwriter Oliver Tree. The intriguing artist now returns solo on a new banger named Upside Down, on which he goes the eclectic route, bringing in a whole lot of indie dance feels with his brisk bounding beats and alt styled vocals. Upside Down is a whimsically thrumming dazzler that reminds me of Josh Ocean’s project NVDES, as well as some of Basement Jaxx’s earlier garage hits. Upside Down is just over 3 minutes of party ready fun, and I can’t help but wonder whether its title and lyrics were inspired by Stranger Things. This upside down certainly seems a lot more fun than the other one. Download/stream this fine dance specimen, here.

September 29, 2017
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Time and time again, Whethan and Oliver Tree prove to be like peanut butter to jelly, or ham to a sandwich, or burger to fries, when it comes to their music together. The Windy City producer and Los Angeles singer songwriter have given us a myriad of infectious and frisky bangers, which they’ now follow up by reuniting on new genre defying collaboration, Enemy. Whizzing synths, peppery keys, a punchy cadence, and larkish beats endow this signature Whethan and Oliver Tree offering. Enemy nearly feels like dance foray involving twenty one pilots and K.flay with its alt flavored charm and jaunty vibrancy. Download Enemy, here.

July 27, 2017
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We’ve learned that when Windy City production wunderkind Whethan links up with Los Angeles singer songwriter Oliver Tree, music magic happens. Aside from their snappy playful, brisk bouncing charmer All You Ever Talk About, the pair also gave us When I’m Down, easily one of the catchiest jams to grace our ears this past year. It’s that coltish and frisky jam that Austin duo Bronze Whale has chosen for their latest remix. They give When I’m Down an utterly fresh and unique take, amplifying its bounce and adding extra muscle to its composition. It chops robustly, a powerfully authoritative future trap edit that still feels nimbly whimsical and mellifluously bright. You can download Bronze Whale’s remix for free, here.

July 25, 2017
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Oft Whethan collaborator and fast rising artist himself, Oliver Tree, swoops back out of Los Angeles with a fresh new original named Cheapskate. The singer songwriter and producer unique mixture of slinky hip hop and playful trickling, minimalist burbling future bass is captivating, to say the least. Plus, who can’t relate to its tale of a broke life, told with all the resolute anguish of a brooding blues styled lament? Oliver Tree explains of the song: “Cheapskate was created with the help of Robot Koch who’s an artist I’ve admired since high school. He was the head producer and I helped with arrangement, co-production, wrote, preformed and engineered all the vocals, plus played the outro synths. I’m grateful to finally have the chance to share one of the many experiments we created. We explored a lot of styles and didn’t know if any of it would ever see the light of day.” You can purchase Oliver Tree’s Cheapskate, here.

January 14, 2017
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Chicago’s Whethan and Los Angeles singer songwriter Oliver Tree have become the perfect complementary pair. Their last collaboration, When I’m Down, is still a personal favorite two months later, its familiar melody a welcome visitor in my head at the most unexpected of moments. The two marry their snappy playful, frisky popping sounds yet again on new single All You Ever Talk About, and it’s just as much of a brisk bouncing earworm as When I’m Down. It’s two for two as this duo re-define future trap with their

airy buoyant

music. Jazzy curls and cozy pop abound on their imaginative recipe for heartwarming sonic ecstasy. All You Ever Talk About is a free download, here.

January 7, 2017
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Though 2017′s probably going to be even more massive for Chicago’s Whethan (fka Wheathin), it’s obvious the fast rising producer seriously slayed 2016. Though I’m hard pressed to select a favorite Whethan release, his collaboration with singer songwriter Oliver Tree, When I’m Down, is certainly high up on my list. That exuberantly infectious, jaunty charming tune is subjected to an intoxicating remix by Southern California’s Virtu this week. While the original was all ‘sunshine and chill’, Virtu’s When I’m Down is cool and moody. Don’t get me wrong though. The remix is as electrifying and energetic as ever… It’s a grandly potent, urgent jouncing future bass and chill trap renovation. You can download the remix for free, here.

November 7, 2016
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November 4, 2016
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The last we heard of Los Angeles singer songwriter Oliver Tree, the musician had teamed up with Whethan on the producer’s latest buzzing single, When I’m Down. Oliver Tree now reappears yet again with a collaboration with another artist IHM is deeply fond of. He offers up his vocal talents on cantaloupe loving SoCal artist NVDES’ punchy zestful, dizzy spinning My Mind Is. We’ve come to expect the eccentric, kooky, and unique from NVDES, all of which he delivers plentifully on his new song. Psychedelic beach rock and psychotropic indietronica form a spiraling fractal of frenetic exultation through our dazzled ears. Snag the splendorous tune from various outlets, here.