Oxymorrons’ distinctive mix of hip-hop and laborious rock has caught the eye of music followers over the previous couple of years. Based mostly out of Queens, New York, the group launched the EP Mohawks and Durags in 2021, and just lately returned with the one-off single “Enemy.”
The band options vocalists Deee and Okay.I. (aka brothers Dave and Ashmy Bellevue) alongside drummer Matty Mayz and vocalist-guitarist-bassist Jafe Paulino.
Heavy Consequence caught up with Deee and Okay.I. on the 2022 Louder Than Life pageant in Louisville, Kentucky, the place they talked about their upbringing, their musical influences, a collaboration with Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler, and extra.
“If Rage Against the Machine, OutKast, and Linkin Park were in the same band,” Deee responded after we requested for a short description of Oxymorrons’ sound.
Delving additional into the band’s influences, Okay.I. commented, “Queens is such a diverse place all around, so it’s like a melting pot of everything, whether it’s food [or] culture. So, it was natural for us to just hear a bunch of sounds.”
Deee added, “[Our] dad played everything from Lionel Richie to Queen. Queen is my favorite band. We grew up absorbing that … and then our older brother was putting us on to rap … our home was like a Spotify playlist before that existed.”
Okay.I. continued, “Seriously, it was like listening to Jay-Z and right after that, Metallica … so when you see us onstage, it’s us being ourselves … from hip-hop cyphers to jumping into a mosh pit, we were in all of it.”
Oxymorrons are presently ending up a European/UK tour with Dangerous Omens earlier than heading out for a string of US dates in April with Omerta and nothing,nowhere. Decide up tickets through Ticketmaster or the official Oxymorrons web site.
Watch our full interview with Deee and Okay.I. above, and take a look at the video for Oxymorrons’ newest single, “Enemy,” beneath.
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