Nettwerk Signs Oatmello, Portland Producer & Instrumentalist
August 12, 2022 BY Bailey Vigliaturo
Nettwerk Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Portland-based producer and multi-faceted creative Oatmello.
One of the first Lofi artists to gain traction on Soundcloud and develop the sound of the genre today, the Oatmello project blends elements of jazz, ambient, hip hop, and electronic into a dream-like, introspective experience that has accumulated over 250M streams worldwide. Envisioned as an antidote to our current world of attention-demanding media, constant notifications, and building anxiety, Oatmello sees his music as a continuation of the tradition of instrumental hip-hop, which has existed for 30 years. Classically trained in piano, Oatmello continuously explores new sounds, production techniques, and collaborations seeking to continue the evolution of the genre.
Today, Oatmello releases the single “Community” via Nettwerk; the second single from his forthcoming album (details TBD). The hazy track sees delicate jazz piano solos float over boom bap drums and tasteful licks of ambient guitar. “Community” conveys the idea of many species from the natural world coexisting peacefully. “In every ecosystem, there is a community. A community of life,” shares the artist.
Oatmello joins Nettwerk’s expanding roster of instrumental artists, including Nathan Kawanishi, goosetaf, SCayos, frumhere., Fletcher Reed, The Alaskan Tapes, Slumberville, and others.
“Community” is available at digital retailers here: https://oatmello.ffm.to/community.