Boldly remixing the newly infamous, haunting theme-riff from Hwang Dong-Hyuk’s Squid Game, along with the darkness and intensity of the show’s plot, Sydney’s Ooyta OG delivers a hard-hitting, unsettling yet impressive debut.
All at once uniting the disconcerting mood of the original show and displaying a clearly contemporary way with hip hop and alternative music, Ooyta OG offers up a bass-thick ambiance and piercing vocals mixed cleanly within the track – guiding us through familiar phrasings and fresh observations alike.
‘Red Light / Green Light’ resounds chillingly between bars, lingering with that backing riff and meeting with stark contrast as the beat and certain trigger-hit moments crash into the soundscape.
Gritty as required, stylish and rhythmically hypnotic, SQUAD GAME makes fine use of the roots from the globally successful Netflix show, the weight and unease of the story, yet also presents a fresh take on modern hip hop.
The resulting track and video work well to create a vibe and simultaneously introduce Ooyta OG in an intriguing, memorable way.
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