Dr. Ozi has remained a force to be reckoned with in the dubstep scene through his continuous ability to innovate within the genre, balancing the capacity to mesh a signature sound with new, exciting rhythms. The Toronto-based artist has been relatively quiet since the start of the year, evidently working on something big, but the size of what the creative has been working on is much bigger than most imagined.
As Never Say Die‘s Halloween-themed release, Dr. Ozi has unleashed the Hive Mind Pt. 1 EP for all to enjoy. Boasting a sinister theme and seven (yes, seven) new tracks, the project sees Dr. Ozi create a whole new world around his music. From a dedicated introduction to the ensemble in ’50/50′ to six menacing tracks quintessential to his style, Hive Mind Pt. 1 is Dr. Ozi at his finest, showing an evolution in versatility, arrangement and sound design with each track. From the vocal-driven ‘Prayers’ featuring Peytn to the bass-riddled brute with pristine percussion ‘Black Pollen,’ every track offers something different, keeping listeners hooked from start to finish.
And if you thought that was all, the artist has created a comic to go along with the story behind the collection of tracks. Last May, we spoke with Dr. Ozi about what the word host meant to him, but little did we know that the concept would become a full-fledged story. “6 years of story arch, 2 and half years of making songs.” Talk about dedication to your art. Don’t miss Hive Mind Pt. 1 below, and stay tuned for the comic coming soon.