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At an Ozeal show Nobody talks, but everybody dances.

As for how the band manages to sound as if it had been birthed fully formed, with each member acting as a Voltron-like appendage, Ozeal doesn't exactly overthink it.

"One thing I've learned about musicianship, which can also be applied to any relationship, is chemistry," he says. "Either it's there or it isn't. Plain and simple. I got it with these guys."

As far as where he's going with those guys, Ozeal has high hopes for 2011.

Ozeal: "I really enjoy writing songs about love and seduction."
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Ozeal: "I really enjoy writing songs about love and seduction."

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Ozeal

With the Pharcyde and Nosaprise, DJs Dayta, Fred Castillo and Madsounds, and hosts Karina Nistal and BBC, 8 p.m. Friday, January 21, at Groundhall, 1515 Pease, 832-287-5577 or www.facebook.com/groundhallhouston.

"Well, 2011 will definitely be the year of content. I'm recording much more this year. I'm currently writing new material with my band, and plan to release two EPs," he says. "The first EP will be upbeat and progressively funky. We wanna make you dance and sweat a little. The first one drops in mid-spring.  Can't wait to share it."

When pressed on how that ­progressive funk edge will affect the smooth and sultry side of Ozeal, he guarantees that the group "won't abandon the slow jams totally, 'cause I really enjoy writing songs about fantasies, love and seduction."

Let's hope Ozeal holds true to that promise, because he's really damn good at it.

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13 comments
Nando
Nando

Ayooooo I saw this kid rip it at pharycde show!! his band is tight too. check them out

Ozeal
Ozeal

Hello everyone,

I want to give a special thanks to Nicholas Hall for showing us love and giving us a full music feature. Thank you for all the kind words and for capturing the essence behind our "Soultron" sound. You did an amazing job brother and I appreciate you reaching out. And, much love and respect to The Houston Press and Chris Gray! Last but not least, thanks to all the readers that posted comments. Thank you very very much! You inspire me to continue making music that gets you moving. 1, love Ozeal

Geoff
Geoff

Always happy to see good people get recognized!

Vanessa
Vanessa

Cool beans! A co worker sent me this article cause she knows I love Ozeal;) Seen him perform numerous and I totally love his style! The band rocks too. Congratulations to Ozeal and his awesome band! Keep rockin.

Saul
Saul

Awesomeness! I saw him and his band tear it up at the houston press showcase and they were jammin!! My favorite performance of the day by far.

Jorge El Guapo
Jorge El Guapo

Peace Akhi brother Ozeal! So proud to call you a friend.

AWB
AWB

SOULTRON IN THE HAHS!

joe
joe

Congrats to a real class act and a killer artist! Great article for someone that deserves 2 be recognized. Not to hate but hes better than half these joksters that get 24-7 coverage!! This is real music!

Kelli
Kelli

OMG Look at my boo Ozeal all grown up, I remember a few years ago watching my dear friend play at some place in Cypress after Kozmonix had just ripped it up, and now look at you, in the pages of Houston Press. We are gonna rock out on Friday!

Omar
Omar

Been following Ozeal for a long time. Its great to see a full out article. Much love and success to Ozeal and his band! Keep Groovin - Omar

Number One Fan
Number One Fan

First of all I love this article because it's all true.What makes Ozeal and his talented musicians great is the fact that they are definitely ORIGINAL. This is what people love. His songs are different and his music makes everybody dance. Ozeal has not only charisma but he is a great performer who entices the audience to his music. He is an amazing musician who everybody must go and see. I went to see him at Dean's and let me tell you I was non stop moving.

Kris
Kris

The TRUTH and NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH!!!! Hes a beast on stage and hes band is off the chiizzzain!!!

Amgarcia5
Amgarcia5

Couldn't agree more, went to my first Ozeal show last month and couldn't help but move...can't wait to catch them this Friday!!

 
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