Chela Omen debuts with Scrufizzer feature on ‘Rio’

Emerging from the UK with a fresh debut single that highlights his love for underground flavours and bass music production, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Chela Omen has unveiled ‘Rio’. Set to establish himself as one to watch in 2024, the artist combines choppy vocal hooks, atmospheric haze and energised breakbeats.

Opening with shadowy, swirling synth chords infused with heavy fast-paced kicks, the track’s female vocal is a bright and sunny contrast to the darkness, positioning the track as perfect going into the summer. The heavy bass stabs and shuffling tops feed into moments of gritty electronic design and unhinged percussion. ‘Rio’ also sees Chela collaborate with Scrufizzer, whose vocal acclaim across dance tracks has pinned him as one of the UK’s finest. Dynamic bars sliding into the arrangement add further intensity, lighting a fire under Chela’s hulking debut.

Chela dives into the track, ”’Rio’ is meant to be a bit of escapism from the stresses of normal life and I wanted it to be one of those tracks that listeners can put on to get a taste of summer coming through their speakers and forget about everything else for a minute. Music is a massive escapism for me both in making it and listening to it. When I was producing this tune everything seemed really bleak at the time and that’s what initially inspired the female vocal lyrics, just wanting to get away from everything for a bit. I then hit up Scrufizzer and we went studio where he put down a playful response to the female vocal which completed the tune.”

‘Rio’ is out now…