Consisting of Ghanaian-Swiss vocalist & musician Joy Frempong and producer & musician Lleluja-Ha, incomparable Berlin-based duet OY are about to release "Space Diaspora", their 3rd album.

OY was conceived by Joy in 2010. After an initlal solo release, she joined forces with Lleluja-ha, and the fruitful combination of Joy's anarchic spirit and Lleluja’s focused arrangements opened new possibilities, and led to the "No Problem Saloon" album, which used a series of field recordings and proverbs collected during a trip to Africa as building blocks to create a highly-original piece of work, blending OY's own strains of electronica, whirling drums and captivating & humorous storytelling.

The new album is a humourous and creative cosmic opera - highly danceable avant-garde, based on a core of vocal loops, electronica and drumming. It tells the story of mankind’s prosperous future on a planet called ’Space Diaspora’ on which humans finally developed the ability to learn from their mistakes.

OY's exhilarating, dynamic live show has already electrified crowds at prestigious events such as Transmusicales, Les Eurockéennes, Sonar, SXSW, Montreux Jazz… and will continue to do so through 2017


From previous press on OY:

"A thoughtful and elegant synthesis of electronica, hip hop and pop" (MOJO, UK)

"Eccentric, nomadic and colour-saturated music" (Les Inrockuptibles, FR)

"One little ask and the entire room is on their feet dancing, joining them on their vivid journey" (Music OMH on OY's performance at The Great Escape, Brighton)


Joy Frempong is a vocalist/musician with a rich background in electronica, urban music & improv, and a very personal approach to electronic music. Equally at ease when processing sound or writing unforgettable melodies, Joy has performed & recorded with the likes of electro-dub band Filewile, hip hop combo Infinite Livez vs Stade (Big Dada) and more, before starting the OY project with an initial solo release ("First Box Then Walk", 2010). Joy was born in Ghana, has lived in Switzerland and is now based in Berlin.
 
Lleluja-Ha started his journey into music as a drummer and composer in the fields of electronic dance & pop music and has been exploring his eclectic approach ever since. As a singer-songwriter he toured with several releases, most recently with his solo project Sun Of Moon (Motor Music) and regularly composes for classical orchestras, films, numerous perfomance and theatre productions, a.o. for Burgtheater Vienna, Schaubühne Berlin and Kammerspiele Munich. Lleluja-Ha joined OY in 2011. He lives in Berlin.

News

Watch OY's latest, trippy video


"Space Diaspora" was directed by Moritz Reichartz

Exciting Berlin-based Swiss/Ghanaian band OY release album & video


Their "Market Place" music video is out now...

Live Dates

22/07/2017
CH
SION
Chateau De La Majorie
29/07/2017
DE
Dortmund
05/08/2017
DE
PRENZLAU
10/08/2017
CH
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