Oukuo, guitarist and producer Thomas Kenney’s electronic project, released a new single, “Up in the Air,” Friday. The latest track is another chill hop track similar to what listeners heard on Oukuo’s debut EP, Gorilla.

“Up in the Air” is another exhibition of Kenney’s abilities as a DJ and composer, as he plays with different instrumentation and a unique beat. His primary tools are still the guitar, synthesizer and horns, using them for interesting textures and wobbly refrains.

Kenney, talking to City Paper in August about Oukuo’s debut EP, cited traveling as one of the project’s biggest influences. “Up in the Air” has some of that world beat flare, as Kenney further explores rhythmic varieties and trippy melodies.

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