Olive T will release a new EP, ‘Maintaining’, via SOS Music this week. Listen to ‘Just To Get By’ below.
The New York-born, Geneva-based DJ and producer’s third EP marks the LA label’s first solo artist release. Founded in 2020 as part of a partnership between !K7 and DUBLAB the label has sought to champion women and gender minority artists around the world through their compilation series, which so far comprises two volumes.
‘Maintaining’ takes in four brand new cuts from Olive T, alongside an additional vocal mix of ‘Take You Too’. Encompassing her love of classic US house music, the release is packed with deep grooves and basslines, breezy melodic pads and earworm vocal snippets. The EP’s opening track ‘We’ll Maintain’ is her first track to feature her own vocals. Over a bouncing house beat, she sings "I won't stop, you can't stop, we just gotta keep it moving”, in what she describes as her first attempt at making something resembling a pop track.
Describing her process, Olive T says it is her goal to “make music that has a voice/sound out in the world and to leave a legacy or mark. I want to be an open source of music production knowledge for people like me, young black, brown and underrepresented kids who want to make noise.”
'Maintaining' will be released tomorrow, 18th November. You'll be able to buy it here.
Check out Olive T's Fresh Kicks mix and interview here.