Owen Bones

Owen Bones stands out in a crowd of endlessly recursive DJs and producers — a 23-year-old presence defined by a stark-white skull. Unimpressed with the form and unfettered by the imagined boundaries of much of modern electronic music production, he’s set himself apart from a scene obsessed with maximalism by reducing his artistic elements to their most essential core components. The result is music that seethes intensity and bleeds light from the seams, free of the need to rely on trope or overplayed form to carry its weight. Largely existing as a digital entity, Owen’s physical form resides on Chicago’s west side and is seen locally from time to time. In 2016, Owen dropped two projects, the "Surrender!" EP, which boasted features by breakout lyricists Mick Jenkins and Kevin Abstract, and his concept mixtape "Dive Club". In this latest project, he explores a dense metaphor arc he uses to describe his artistic process. Owen has been an avid diver since his youth, and so he links his experience in that realm to the process of experimentation in pursuit of sonic transcendence. He not only displays this concept in a beautifully coherent 10 song release, but also has provided an informational manual for all the newcomers to Dive Club on his websiteOwen Bones has tapped into an infinite well of creativity and his willingness to be unapologetic and personal with his production will spawn future projects that will connect with fans across boundaries previously thought insurmountable. We're diving in the depths with Owen. What about you?