French music producer and movie maker Mr Oizo is back with another EP on the legendary Ed Banger Records. Hand In The Fire offers some completely new sounds from Mr Oizo, however old fans will still be pleased with the release. The title song featuring female vocalist Charli XCX offers an 80s worthy performance over a slow burner electro beat. This is definitely the most pop friendly track on the release and honestly deserves to be on the radio. Being Flat reminds us of Oizo’s infamous back catalog, which makes sense since Flat Eric (the yellow puppet) is on the artwork for this EP. You’ll hear lots of messed up synths in weird rhythms with a really thick beat. A Rekurd comes in with a strong vocal sample repeating the title which is then followed by a siren. The track morphs into classic techno meets French electro production until it ends in a gross display of distortion. Again, classic Oizo using sound as his canvas to make abstract art. Finally, an instrumental mix of Hand In The Fire is included, which is still nice to listen to and strips the song of it’s soul. Hand In The Fire is a very enjoyable EP with an incredible radio single and then 3 other tracks to make Oizo fans thrilled.
Listen to Hand In The Fire by Mr Oizo below..
Review Rating: HOT AF! A very enjoyable EP with an incredible radio single and then 3 other tracks to make Oizo fans thrilled.