oJae is the ambient/downbeat project of Max Spackman. A visceral downtempo journey through vibrant soundscapes and layers of emotive vibrations. Haunting melodies, warm pulsing bass and spacey syncopated percussion come together to create a dream-like atmosphere, carrying the listener from dizzying heights to melancholic lulls and back again.
oJae has been performing at festivals and events around the Australian electronic music scene for the past four years. From humble beginnings in the NSW bush, to showcasing his tunes at some of the largest outdoor events in the country such Dragon Dreaming Festival(NSW), Psyfari(ACT) Wide Open Space Festival(NT), Regrowth Festival(NSW) Collaborations Festival(FNQ) and Rainbow Serpent Festival(VIC) to name a few, even being blessed enough to take his music overseas to events such as the 2016 Eclipse Festival in Indonesia and Twisted Frequency Festival (NZ), as well as playing support slots at indoor/club events for artists such as Gaudi(UK), Deep Forest(FR), Bumble(AU), Daheen(AU), Combat Wombat(AU) and many more, he has carved a niche for himself with his signature style of atmospheric, ethereal chill-out music.
After performing the last few years at festivals around Australia, a lack of representation from the ambient/downbeat spectrum of sound became obvious. This birthed the concept of TranquiLab, a collective label catering to sounds not aimed at a 4/4 dancefloor; ambient, chillout, downbeat, dub etc.
With TranquiLab set to launch in Late 2017, and a full length album due in 2018, keep your ears peeled for more from oJae.
Past performances include;;
Burning Seed, NSW - 2014, 2015
New Psycle, NSW - 2014-15, 2015-16
Regrowth Festival, NSW - 2015, 2017
Lucid Labyrinth, NSW - 2015
Collaborations Festival, FNQ - 2015, 2016
Psyfari Festival, NSW - 2015, 2016
Dragon Dreaming Festival, NSW - 2015, 2016
Subsonic Music Festival, NSW - 2015
Eclipse Festival, Indonesia - 2016
Wide Open Space Festival, NT - 2016, 2017, 2018
Rainbow Serpent Festival, VIC - 2017
Twisted Frequency Festival, NZ - 2017/18
Golden Bass Festival, NZ - 2018
Dragon Dreaming Festival,NSW - 2018
Twisted Frequency Festival, NZ - 2018/19
ATMAN Festival, Sri Lanka - Jan 2019