Oshimastarr, hailing from the southern corners of Sweden, proves his multi-talented prowess on the EP “Steelbolt.” Here, he takes charge of every aspect of his music, from production to writing, mixing, and mastering.
The EP unfolds with “Turn It,” a track that kicks off with an eerie yet captivating whisper. Soon, the beats hit the floor, accompanied by swirling and aesthetically chilling synth sounds. What truly stands out is the poignant and meaningful rap delivery. Each word is emphasized to convey deep thoughts. It’s a track that hooks you in. You come for the infectious beats but stay for the lyrical substance. It sticks with you long after the music ends.
The rest of the EP maintains the energy with electronic music that exudes a sense of confident coolness. It’s music that can be appreciated both in the pulsating atmosphere of a club and during reflective moments at home.
However, it’s the closing track, “Roadtrip,” that offers a delightful surprise. It begins with the soothing sounds of nature—water pouring and birds chirping— before transitioning into an electro chill pop-infused journey as promised. The high vocal intro, combined with the tranquil yet catchy melody, provides a moment of serenity. This is unique to the EP’s earlier energetic tracks. As the heavy beats eventually drop, the fusion of melodic and hypnotic vocals, intertwined with rap, creates a truly captivating sonic experience.
“Steelbolt” leaves us eagerly anticipating Oshimastarr’s forthcoming LP, “Meet Me Alive.” He has the entire package: impressive production skills, lyrical depth, and genre-blending artistry. So Oshimastarr proves to be an artist worth keeping a close eye (and ear) on in the music scene.
Review By: Naomi Joan