Miles away from earth, in an alienating place, where the sun embraces the sand, where old spirits meet electronic machines, where desert tribes meet futuristic cities and unknown species, there’s NUBIA NOVA, the purple planet.
OZFERTI is a character created by the French beatmaker / musician / illustrator Florian Doucet, is the embodiment of this universe. Call it AFROGRIME, ETHIOHOP or NUBIAN BASS, the OZFERTl's music is a rich melting pot of ethiopian/eritrean /nigerian vibes mixed with elements of electronica, jazz, hip hop and bass music.
After an intense career touring with bands LA CHIVA GANTIVA (Belgium / Colombia, CRAMMED DISCS) and TERRAKOTA (Angola/Portugal, FAZUMA), Florian Doucet starts his solo project in 2016.
After months of doing music and graphic research, his first album ADDIS ABOUMBAP is released in May 2016, 11 tracks of Ethio-jazz and electronic soundscapes. Widely broadcasted by underground DJ's and Radios (Dj Mellow / LOW UP BEAT CHRONIC, Radio Nova Paris) but also on big stations (KCRW Los Angeles, Worldwide FM, RINSE fm France), the project is well received by music professionnals. ln May 2016, he starts touring with beatmakers of the belgian and european electronic music scene such as PIPPIN, SPARKLING BITS, TOOLBOX, but also with confirmed artists as FLEX FAB, R.O., POMRAD or the French DEGIHEUGI.
Finalist of the "TREMPLIN du Festival de DOUR" in July 2016 and semi-finalist of the REDBULL Elektropedia Beat Battle in February 2017, OZFERTI reveals himself on stage as a versatile multi-instrumentalist who swiftly juggles with machines, a guitar and even his own created video animations ...
A sonic odyssey that takes you lightyears away from here, hard to come back from.