OHNIN - AREA CODE
refused. is excited to welcome fresh Canadian talent to the roster with an upcoming release from Vancouver based producer OHNIN. Alias to his original artist profile James Hopkins, OHNIN is a new musical project set to explore the darker, deeper side of the techno hemisphere. “Area Code” is a 3-track EP, which dives deep into rolling basslines and grooving beats. Each track explores different dynamics from a deeper, more droning sound.
The EP starts out with “Area Code,” which is accompanied by a growling sub-bass and dark, ominous groove. The reverberated drum rolls give some nice variation which is refreshing to the overall groove of this song. “Tripped In” interplays between the hi-hats and snare, which gives this track a nice shuffled feel and energy. The droned out vocals and synth sequence in the background, give Tripped Out a lot of atmosphere. Lastly, “Make Me Feel” has a dark, low cut bassline witch interplays nicely with the kick. The overall track has a nice use of vocals with a pronounced cyclical synth line.