Posts Tagged ‘oddisee’

The Carter Barron is a smooth, sweeping track, with amazing drums performed by DC’s Jon Laine, bass from DC’s Dennis Turner, keys from the always dependable Ralph Real, soulful sampling, trademark expansive synth work from Oddisee and beautiful orchestration.

Oddisee “The Carter Barron”

Daily Bread (Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown) continues to release new music as they campaign for their self-titled album Daily Bread.  Today they’ve reached out to label mate and producer Oddisee (whose album Rock Creek Park officially comes out everywhere Sept 6th on CD) remix the standout track Elephants.
The Oddisee remix of Elephants  is being made available on a special edition bonus 45 record that FatBeats will release on 9/13 with the 2xLP vinyl edition of the new popular album Daily Bread.
The remix brings Oddisee‘s  distinct drum patterns and  Hassaan Mackey’s gruff flow at it’s best: “some down to earth shit the world aint ready for…verbs from the soul adding light to the mic.”
Enjoy the remix & feel free to share!
Free Download: Daily Bread “Elephants (Oddisee Remix)


West Coast great Trek Life just dropped his newest project “Wouldn’t Change Nothing “!! Click the link below for a free download of the single. Also cop the album on itunes here:

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As we near the end of 2010 most will be recounting the highs and lows of the past 12 months. Mello Music Group, however, is focused on what the New Year has in store, releasing a musical appetizer, the compilation album Helpless Dreamer, showcasing the label’s supreme and far reaching talent, while giving a preview of offerings for 2011. Features from Diamond District, Kenn Starr, Roc Marciano, Fresh Daily, Invincible, Buff1, XO, Magestik Legend, Tranqill, Stik Figa, Toine, and Finale are included on the 13-track compilation album, with production from Oddisee, Apollo Brown, Has Lo, Black Milk, SlimKat 78, and Just Wright.

The first single to drop, “From The Top,” sees Topeka, Kansas, native Stik Figa detail his hometown and state capital city, affectionately referred to in the song title as ‘Top’. For Oddisee, who co-produced the track with Dunc from DTMD, working with Stik allowed him to continue his own efforts of geographic diversification while affording him the opportunity to work with an ultra-talented emcee. “In the tradition of Diamond District, Trek Life, and Tranqill, Stik Figa is the next project in my attempt to push regional Hip Hop,” says the DC native. “‘From The Top’ really gives you a glimpse into a part of the country most of us are blind too. The song, itself, shows me Topeka, Kansas through the eyes of Stik Figa.”

The Mello Music Group compilation, Helpless Dreamer, is available now while Oddisee & Stik Figa’s From The Top EP will be available November 30, 2010.

Listen to Stik Figa and Oddisee’s “From The Top” Here (right click, save as)

Also check out Has-Lo’s “FuxWiDat” also featured on Helpless Dreamer

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West Coast emcee Trek Life is treating his fans to the instrumentals from his latest LP Everything Changed Nothing, a project produced entirely by the acclaimed and stylistically diverse producer Oddisee.

Everything Changed Nothing offers fans a wide range of tracks to create their own remixes and mash-ups or just to throw on the play list and vibe out. From smooth and pensive vinyl samples to gritty electronic swing, Oddisee consistently shows off his spanning range and production skills throughout. “Producing Trek’s album allowed me to explore the sounds of another city,” says Oddisee of the album’s musical diversity. “I really got a chance to show my versatility.” Tracks like “Wow” show off Oddisee’s soulful side, while minimal electronic tracks like “Still Never Rains” show off his ability to create gritty tracks with similar ease.

The Everything Changed Nothing instrumentals are available for free through bandcamp here:

listen to decide

Atlanta based lyricists Boog Brown and renowned producer, Apollo Brown team up once again. The duo first collaborated on the enthralling mixtape The Grind Season Vol. 1, a tantalizing sample of what was to come from this dynamic team. On September 28, 2010 the wait will finally be over with the release of the duo’s first full-length album Brown Study, via Mello Music Group.
To usher in the release of Brown Study, Boog Brown presents “The Essence.” A solo track, not part of the album, “The Essence” was recently featured in BET’s documentary My Mic Sounds Nice. Previously released, the track is now getting a brand new makeover from highly acclaimed producer Oddisee. “The Essence” showcases Boog’s mesmeric flow, spitting rhymes with ease and precision, her lyrics smoothly layering the beat. While the original arrangement offers up a smooth, soulful groove and off-kilter beat, Oddisee’s revamped version keeps in step with the organic feel, but offers a smoother flowing base for Boog’s vocals with dusty drums, an array of accompanying percussion, and light, nearly staccato strings. Boog Brown & Apollo Brown’s Brown Study will be available September 28th via Mello Music Group.

Download Boog Brown’s “The Essence” here:

Check out Oddisee’s remix for “The Essence” here:

"the most important song on the album."

New track from one of my new favorite M.C.’s, Trek Life, with classick production from Oddisee.



"Ready to Live"

Another solid, inspiring  track from Trek Life with production by D.C. native Oddisee . As always, it’s free. Download and support the movement.