Osunlade’s connection with R2 Records dates back to 2002 when we released his very first mix compilation, the timeless “Offering”. He went on to compile another 4 comps for the label as well as release side project The Piscean Group and remixes for Karizma and UnitedSoul.
Now we are proud to announce the first original project by Osunlade to appear on R2 with the four track “Malcolm Bliss” E.P.
Malcolm Bliss was a physician, dentist and university lecturer responsible for the creation of the first psychiatric hospital in Osunlade’s home town St Louis in 1939.
In 1981 Ronald Regan abolished the Mental Health Systems Act leading to 40,000 beds in mental health institutions being lost. The result was an increase in homelessness and imprisonment, beginning the transition of the health system to the justice system where it remains today. Malcolm Bliss Hospital was closed in 1991.
For the Malcolm Bliss EP Osunlade supplies four tracks with his unique and distinctive blend of meditative, ambient, circular, electronic house to ease any troubled mind.