On The Fence - Better Than Nothing EP
These days artists like ‘On The Fence’ (OTF) are the guys that make it worth waiting for. With all the assets in the right place, Jay (OTF) is a true visionair. With flavor in his tone, slickness in his delivery and a slow-jam lyricism to spice it all up, his EP ‘Better Than Nothing’ will appeal to a broad audience because of the diversity and accessible yet original overall vibe of the tracks. Out now, make sure to add this one to your favourite playlist.
Better Than Nothing
Together with his crew ‘Purple Planet’ (Youp, Josimar Gomes, Burgundy Son) the recording of Better Than Nothing was a hectic process. With one hardware accident involving some water spilling and a stolen harddisk containing all the raw material, and some personal issues that needed to be overcome, it’s safe to say the road up to releasing this gem wasn’t easy.
On The Fence: "The E.P was created during an emotional time in my life, with high highs and some low lows. From relationships that didn’t go well to getting myself on the well known platform ‘Colorsberlin’. After all the bullshit I went through, but due to the high discipline and motivation we all have, I came with this album which is only just a little preview of what I do."
With a special premier session during the FRNT ADE showcase in Bitterzoet On The Fence and his crew rocked the stage. The energy and professionality flowing through the performance was definitely something else. After the show On The Fence stated: ‘Better Than Nothing’ is a state of mind. It’s always forward. It’s always up. It never stops.To most, nothing means failure. But in truth, nothing is all we have. Nothing is the beginning. And everything more is extra. ‘Better Than Nothing’ is a celebration of right now. In this moment. In this time. Because nothing is more important than that.
About On The Fence
The Amsterdam resident has a unique presence on the scene, but a quick listen to his first few releases will give you a taste of what he’s all about. In line with the current trend of merging genres, OTF’s sound is a hybrid of hip-hop influences and smooth R&B. Stripped-down beats frame his vocals on ‘WIFIY’, while the woozy synths and hedonistic soundscape of ‘Rose Lemonade’ have led to comparisons with Bryson Tiller and Post Malone – which is highly promising for the newcomer!