- Another Day Another Dollar LP
Industry Standard | 22.03.2019
Oliver Dollar is to release his long awaited debut album, Another Day Another Dollar, on 22nd March 2019 on his own Industry Standard imprint.
The 14 track album shows off a wider breadth and depth of sounds than ever before and is an adventurous artistic statement from one of house musics most vital names. After something of a break, Oliver Dollar recently returned with 4 fantastic singles from this new album. They came after more than ten years of inventive releases on the likes of Yoruba, Defected, Play It Down and Cajual Records, delivering along the way such seminal hits ‘Doin’ Ya Thang’ & ‘Pushing On’ that really put Oliver on the map.
He has a playful, party pumping style that is well crafted and perfectly considered, with great samples, off kilter loops and an authentic sense of charm that draws on funk, soul and disco. Using the longer format as a way of expressing different styles, from blues to disco, house to downtempo via bigger tunes, the album has been in the work for six years. As such it is a carefully considered work that really takes you somewhere special. “I didn’t just sit down and write an album,” says Oliver. “I wrote the tracks when I felt the vibes, and collected them in a folder for the album. It was quite a journey but I’m really grateful that everything finally came together naturally without being forced.”
On the album, Oliver has linked with some of house music’s most essential names, from Ben Westbeech to Matthew K, Daniel Steinberg to Nils Ohrmann via Sqim, but it is the Chicago legend Gene Farris who features on the opening track ‘Sampling’. It’s a real mood setter with his spoken word snippets building the intrigue before the hip swinging and late night depths of ‘Outer Drive’, filtered funk of ‘Jam Hot’ and disco tinged beatdown of ‘Spinal Tap’.
Things pick up with the raw house of ‘On and On’ feat Ben Westbeech on vocals, while gospel grooves on ‘John’s Church’, musical, lounge led sounds on ‘Diamonds in the Ruff’ and the dreamy piano house of ‘The Delta’ make this a truly colourful album. Things close with the intimate Rhodes keys of ‘Party Together’ and along with the many other shades and sounds explored make this one of the most complete house albums you could wish to hear.
- Oliver Dollar Feat. Gene Farris - Sampling
- Oliver Dollar - Outer Drive
- Oliver Dollar - Jam Hot
- Oliver Dollar - Spinal Tap
- Oliver Dollar Feat. Ben Westbeech - On & On
- Oliver Dollar & Nils Ohrman - John's Church
- Oliver Dollar & Jason Hodges - Crusader
- Oliver Dollar & Sqim - Jelly
- Oliver Dollar - Space Is That Place
- Oliver Dollar - Diamond In The Ruff
- Oliver Dollar & Matthew K Feat. Daddy Hemingway - The Delta
- Oliver Dollar & Brillstein - Not Enough
- Oliver Dollar & Daniel Steinberg - Testified
- Oliver Dollar - Party Together