The title Off The Grid is no misnomer as Bósa explores stylistic territory just beyond the confines of house music, delivering us to a place of omni rhythmic harmony that truly feels like the future. Where previous releases served as an exploration of Stephan and Sunev’s collaborative potential, Off The Grid presets Bósa as a fully realized musical entity, weaving transcendental soundscapes through a latticework of visceral organic rhythms. It’s the first full album by the duo, comprised of seven evocative and dance-floor igniting original songs. Off The Grid carries us through a range of emotional and stylistic landscapes, which together evoke an almost palpable sense of Universality.
Ambitious in its execution, each track is its own journey, blending a wide range of ethnic influences and conventional instrumentation with absolutely celestial production. The album kicks off with the track “Electric Blue,” a synthetic siren’s song calling us to the shores of beaches yet known. “Batucada” is a flawless fusion of steady beat world rhythm and woofer shaking, urban broken beats that one could call jungle thug. “Melange” is a sultry French vocal-infused, guitar garnished house tune powered by grinding synthetic base. Bósa brings down the tempo for “Prowl,” a churning and sexy steady-beat bass tune featuring haunting vocals and impressively complex flamenco-style guitar work. “Torn” is an inspired and completely eclectic tropical house, rock-infused gypsy ballad that billows into our ears on a breeze of complete chill. Off The Grid’s penultimate track “Cenote” sounds as its name would imply: a natural tropical pool where people get down and dirty. The album finishes with “Piranha,” a slightly darker, more mood-driven endeavor colored with otherworldly vocals and lonely riffs from a wild western slide guitar.