There’s music that transcends genre conventions and newcomer Petticoat does just that on “Ooze”. It’s an insanely nuanced single that reminds me of the warped trap sounds that TNGHT brought to the mainstream while maintaining an undeniably modern approach. The bass hits with a pleasant thud, the verse’s synths are strung across the sonic sphere in a style that wonderfully accentuates the under-current, and of course the drop is pure ear candy. Excuse the pun, but this track oozes boundary pushing electronic flair that I can’t help but see pushing Petticoat to the forefront of a new wave of producers. It might take a while to catch on, sure, but the potential is absolutely there and is impossible to ignore once you’ve heard his work.
I also love the aesthetic direction between all of Petticoat’s singles. That’s a decision that will do well to set himself apart from the pack. Once you’ve seen that signature yellow background and all black garb, you know you’ve stumbled across yet another one of his productions and know to expect something amazing. A unified visual approach to your music is so important in 2018 as it takes more than just music to create a truly unique identity. The modern musician also needs to be a multimedia artist. It might signal an oversaturation of work that has led to this notion, but I for one am totally cool with it – it’s exciting to see artists pushed outside of their comfort zones and deliver projects that extend beyond the confines of one medium into something more expansive.