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The background: Oceaan, alias Oliver Cean , is a Manchester based artist with an effortlessly unique brand of electronic pop. Thrust into the spotlight with acclaim coming from the likes of BBC Radio 1, as well as online tastemakers such as FADER and Dazed and Confused , his work continues to expand on its electronic foundations with awe-inspriring new intricacies and explorative influences. Oceaan explores the duality between lyrical context and conceptual production by taking influences from many facets of electronic music and investigates the effectiveness of songwriting within the electronic plane – whether it be marrying a lyrical concept with similar tonal aspects and more importantly, creating and displaying disparity between them.

Hometown: Manchester/Brussels.
The truth: Sounds about as far away from the grey skyline of Manchester as your imagination could possibly get.
What to buy : His new EP “The Grip”.
File next to : James Blake.