Ocean WisdomChaos 93
disbelief or losing your mind in a mosh pit? You know the type; those artists who drop a debut that is swiftly regarded as a
complete classic, and subsequently ascend to the very top of the tree with unrivaled levels of talent and craftsmanship, topped
off with what appears to be consummate ease?
Artists of this calibre are rare (which is a shame but also totally understandable), that’s why they’re so enigmatic, but also so
celebrated when they decide to finally surface.
Long story short, Ocean Wisdom is one of those artists and ‘Chaos 93’ is one of those albums.
Born in Camden, raised in Brighton town, Ocean set the scene alight with his first-ever song ’Walkin’. The lead single and
opening track to ‘Chaos 93’ hit the big one million views on YouTube in under a year and in the space of four short minutes
Ocean did what many fail to do in a decade or more, namely, showcase a level of lyrical flair that simply cannot be taught.
If it could be taught everyone would be doing it...
Anthems ‘Splittin' The Racket’ and ’Snakes & Blaggers’ swiftly followed suit and acted to only reaffirm what most suspected (or
already knew), that Ocean Wisdom is destined for HUGE THINGS. There is something truly infectious about the way in which
Wizzy goes through the gears before delivering lung busting, almost triple-time lyrics. The thing that separates Ocean from his
other ‘quick-tongued’ counterparts is the fact that lyrical content and subject matter never pay the price when he decides that it’s
time to speed things up.
Production wise, Ocean has found a strong ally in rap rogue Dirty Dike who expertly crafted the entire LP. The freedom of Dike’s
no-nonsense, thump and sample production acts as the perfect terrain for Ocean to go to work. At 17 tracks, it’s safe to say that
‘Chaos 93’ is more than just a chapter for the young emcee. Even though the LP marks the very start of his musical journey, it
feels very much like his ‘opus’ already (just check the cover). Add a stellar roster of features to the mix including Foreign
Beggars, Klashnekoff, Lunar C, Remus and High Focus label mates The Four Owls, Dirty Dike, Jam Baxter & Edward
Scissortongue and (as we mentioned previously) ‘Chaos 93’ has all the makings of a truly classic release for 2016 and beyond.