Photo by: Marcello Ambriz
Accomplished guitarist and touring musician obli shares his new single ‘Hold It’ via ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective. Citing the likes of Caribou, Bonobo, Shlohmo and Jamie xx as inspiration, obli’s new single channels a warm, nourishing house vibe, underpinned by feel good piano chords and an infectious vocal sample. The track will feature on his debut EP Change, out December 11th.
Hailing from Newark, Ohio and now residing in LA, obli is a musician in the truest sense of the word. Having played guitar in bands from a young age, he moved to Los Angeles to join a group called Rooms, later meeting Sonny Moore who introduced obli to electronic music; notably the likes of Aphex Twin, Squarepusher and Autechre. Working with Sonny alongside good friend Sean, the guys toured as Sonny and the Blood Monkeys before the pair began experimenting with making music. Moore of course went on to become Skrillex, and obli played bass in the female-fronted rock band Dead Sara for seven years – signing major label deals and touring extensively. In 2017 he left the band and began to focus on making music, this time whilst on tour with Mondo Cozmo. Playing and doing shows with Juliette Lewis, Kacy Hill and Julia Michaels whilst still a part of Mondo Cozmo, obli is set to release music with Foreign Family Collective in 2020.