Ouri is a DJ, electronic producer and multi-instrumentalist. Hailing from South America by way of France, she produces electronic music in Montreal. Her background experience with the piano, harp and cello heavily influence her shape-shifting approach to melody and bass.
Today Ouri announces her new EP We Share Our Blood is set for release September 28th via Make It Rain (Canada) and Ghostly International (rest of world). The first single from the record "Escape" is online now.
In 2017, Ouri released her debut album Superficial, a kind of laboratory where she mixes her truth with chaos. Her obsession with strong sensations, femininity and this same truth makes up the heart of this project. In late 2017, she joined force with Montreal-based singer-songwriter Mind Bath and dropped a surprise self-titled EP. The Ouri / Mind Bath EP features both tenderness and aggressiveness, and balances the femininity and masculinity of the two artists.
Ouri’s first offering in 2018 is a new EP entitled We Share Our Blood and her first release on Ghostly International. Despite crusades or potential AI domination, we keep sharing our blood: for creation or destruction. Either motivated by rivalry, fusion or strangeness, we blend. Ouri uses a direct path to convey this primitive condition. A sovereign state, this project allows no collaboration. Using her own voice for the first time, she suspends with deep sincerity the moral turpitude that seeks to be caressed. The drum breaks are crisp and raw, the bass lines are overpowering. The voice and appealing harmonies bring out a soothing side, balancing this whole adventure. Contrary to her previous work, this EP shaped out of mantras and hymns, ushering through the portal an offering of space for listeners to investigate their own fantasies.
“As I continue to create music, I want the whole experience to be even more raw. No one else is included for this one; from writing to mastering, the process is direct from me to the listener”, Ouri explains.