PREMIERE: Otiuh just want you to ‘Move’
We last heard from Perth duo OTIUH back in August last year, when they dropped their collab with Perth rapper José Halftime titled ’85’. A couple of months on, and the duo are back with their trademark fusion of funk, soul & hip-hop. ‘Move’ is a bonafide summer anthem, and as the title suggests, it’s guaranteed to make you wanna move.
It’s a track that really owes itself to the friendship shared by the boys of Otiuh. Cesare Papa and Jahmeil Baker take turns back and forthing over oddball percussion, lush pads, and a wonky flute, and in the true spirit of the track’s lyrics, they never take it too seriously.
The team of musicians have really found a way to meld the track into one big melting pot of their cited influences, marrying their love for both A Tribe Called Quest and Outkast into the sounds and flow of this one.
We may only have a month and a bit of summer left, but ‘Move’ will be a track to define this lil bit of holiday hope we have left. Of the track, Otiuh want to offer this: “When you’re on the dance floor, put your phone down. Dance for yourself. You don’t have anything to prove to others.”
Words by CAITLIN MEDCALF