Electro-pop duo OOFJ ‘s history may just read like it was crafted by Monocle magazine. After all, the now LA-based duo (who are also a couple outside of their music) met in New York when South African vocalist Katherine Mills-Rymer met Danish producer Jenno Bjørnkjær while Bjørnkjær was helping score Lars Von Trier’s ode to depression, Melancholia. However, while their intriguing jet-setting history may sound like a guide to better living, their musical collaboration OOFJ has the breathtaking beauty to literally soundtrack the more inspiring moments of life.
After releasing debut album Disco To Die To, the pair now followed it up with new single, “Snakehips”. Combining all the effortless cool electro influences of Cliff Martinez with Mills-Rhymers’ hushed flirty whisper, “Snakehips” combines a defiantly addictive bassline with gorgeous synths that seem to glitter under the urban lights of the City of Angels.
With a sophomore album due this fall, “Snakehips” is a blissful endorphin-producing cut of electronica that hints at a bright future for the duo.
“Snakehips” is released on 16 June (digital single).