Starting out as a fun experiment by Swiss-Ghanaian singer-songwriter Joy Frempong, OY is now a duo combining identity politics and transnational issues with an affinity for electronica, hip-hop, jazz, indie and film music. Along with drummer and composer Lleluja-Ha, Frempong produces music that flourishes with a positive, danceable and melodic blend of creativity and charisma. Following the release of album debut ›First Box Then Walk‹, OY set off across western and southern Africa in 2014 for ›No Problem Saloon‹, gathering field recordings and themes. Their drive for constant sonic evolution continued in 2016 with the Afrofuturistic approach of ›Space Diaspora‹, resulting in an album that returned more than ever to the duo’s core instruments and celebrated the band’s live energy.
In 2021, OY was given the residency at Le Plan in Ris Orangis/Paris including an artist coaching at Le Studio des Variétés.