The journey of Ian Oliver from the snowy expanses of Denver, Colorado, to becoming barnacle boi, the in-demand DJ/producer, is one of dedication and artistry. His production style, imbued with emotions, nostalgia, and atmospheric trap nuances, has been shaped by his years in Denver. While barnacle boi’s original works stand out, his remixes of classic hits from the early 90s and 2000s, such as “All The Things She Said” by tAtU and “Crawling” by Linkin Park, have garnered him massive acclaim. Esteemed artists like Alice Glass, formerly of the renowned electronic duo “Crystal Castles”, and Finn Wolfhard from the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things”, along with artists like Bones (TeamSESH), Holly Stell, and Madi Larson, have all endorsed and lauded barnacle boi’s talent.
Now, he’s making his label debut on vibe.digital records with a mesmerizing single “Love Hotel” that yet again proves just how talented barnacle boi is in the studio. He masterfully weaves downtempo, somewhat eerie textures amidst a irresistible trap beat. Every moment and pulse transports listeners to an other worldly dimension, a ride you never want to end.