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Video: Oddisee – CounterClockwise

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 3, 2015 by Brother Perspective Magazine

Oddisee’s production simmers in its own orchestral gumbo. You sense he’s really a jazzman in different form, inhabiting the spirit of Roy Ayers and other past greats. The Fader’s compared him to a musical MC Escher, calling hailing his “grandiose and symphonic sound” and “relevant relatable messages.” Pitchfork praised his “eclectic soulful boom-bap.”

From the upcoming Oddisee solo album “The Good Fight”

“CounterClockwise is about being there for people & them working against you as a result. Becoming the bearer of their problems because they know you can handle it,” Says Oddisee.

This is the second song from the Brooklyn by-way-of Prince George’s County musicians upcoming solo album “The Good Fight.” The song explores the counterproductive nature of some relationships that end up draining those involved. Disorienting and complex layers of backsliding record slips, driving drums, and haunting vocalizations push the song forward while Oddisee’s crisp and calm vocals tell the story of people moving in different directions. And while anger may be somes primary drive, and fire may be their weapon, Oddisee reminds us that water is their easy match.

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About The Video:
In order to visually represent this idea director Brandon Black and Director of Photography Zack Schamberg filmed Oddisee walking backwards throughout multiple boroughs in New York over several nights. Then they reversed the footage to make everyone else move backwards. Next the director shot the footage at night but boosted the light to appear as though it was day in order to add to the disorienting affect, making night seem like day, and forward seem like backwards.

Check out Director Brandon Black on Instagram: @brandonblack

Oddisee Tour Dates
April 11 – Hartford, CT @ Trinity College
April 23 – Flagstaff, AZ @ NA University Castro Auditorium
April 24 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
April 25 – Santa Fe, NM @ The Underground at Evangelo’s
April 26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Stereo Bar
April 27 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Other Side
April 29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
April 30 – Oakland, CA @ Leo’s Music Club
May 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
May 5 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
May 6 – Washington, DC @ TBC
May 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
May 8 – Narragansett, RI @ Wheelhouse
May 9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ TBC
May 13 – Toronto, ON @ TBA
May 14 – Ottawa, ON @ The Ritual
May 15 – Quebec City @ Le Cercle
May 16 – Burlington, VT @ TBC
May 17 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
July 2 – Vienne, FR @ Jazz a Vienne Festival
July 3 – Nice, FR @ Nuits Carrees Festival
July 5 – Brussels, BE @ Couleur Cafe Festival

About The Album “The Good Fight”
Imbued with love, honesty, and selflessness, The Good Fight is virtuosic in its musicality, direct in its language, and infinitely relatable.

In a landscape overrun with abstract indulgence and shallow trend-chasers, the Prince George’s County, Maryland artist has created a record that reminds you that it’s music before it’s hip-hop.

For Oddisee, “The Good Fight” is about living fully as a musician without succumbing to the traps of hedonism, avarice, and materialism. It’s music that yields an intangible feeling: the sacral sound of an organ whine, brass horns, or a cymbal crash. It’s a meditation on our capacity to love and the bonds binding us together. It’s our ambition and greed warring with our sense of propriety – a list of paradoxes we all face when living and striving.

Oddisee’s production simmers in its own orchestral gumbo. You sense he’s really a jazzman in different form, inhabiting the spirit of Roy Ayers and other past greats. The Fader’s compared him to a musical MC Escher, calling hailing his “grandiose and symphonic sound” and “relevant relatable messages.” Pitchfork praised his “eclectic soulful boom-bap.”

“The Good Fight” acknowledges the stacked odds, but refuses to submit

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Video: Open Mike Eagle – Celebrity Reduction Prayer (prod. Oddisee)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 30, 2015 by Brother Perspective Magazine

produced by Oddisee | Directed by Ryan Calavano | Mello Music Group 2015

“Watch me smash all of these idols / Got my own heavyweight title / There’s no upper tier, we’re all peers / Unless y’all want to be rivals”

from the album “Persona”
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Directed, edited and animation by Ryan Calavano (IG/Twitter – @RyanCalavano)
Executive Producer – Erin Barber
Producer – Kyle Thompson
Producer – Chris Alcantar

Dancers –
Ingel Catindig
Lizzy Richardson
Ashley Cotter
Adi Rodriguez
Johnny Duley

Cast –
Joe the Waiter – Joe Starr
Asshole Couple – Mariah Goolsby and Eddie Baumann
Daryl the Janitor – James Wallace

Special Thanks to –
Brooklyn Bar
Wizard Nail Salon and Spa
Stephanie Williamson
Sarah Rose Ha
Judy Ha
Stephanie Williamson
Tyler Williamson
Jordan Immerman
Mady Madrigal
Kat Sheridan
Estevan Roches,
Chanel Ray

The new single “Celebrity Reduction Prayer (feat. Open Mike Eagle)” produced by Oddisee is a highlight of the album “Persona.” Open Mike slays the American passtime of idol worship, breaking down the celebrities that too many place on pedestals – reminding us all of our humanity. The well crafted new track is both humorous and insightful – a glimpse into the upcoming Persona compilaiton of all new material from the MMG Squad.

Music: Lost Cause from March On Washington by Diamond District

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 23, 2014 by Brother Perspective Magazine

Head up, fed up, scared of nothing, best believe…
Diamond District’s second single is here, Lost Cause.
Produced by Oddisee, vocals by Uptown XO, yU, and Oddisee.
March On Washington is coming 10/14

lyrics

Building them bridges (I’m about that)
Expanding our vision (I’m about that)
Switch up your decisions if you want an outcome that’s different.
– yU

credits

from March On Washington, released 14 October 2014
vocals by Oddisee, Uptown XO, yU
produced by Oddisee
mastered by Eric Morgeson
artwork by Sarah Mattmiller
photos by Abdullah Pope

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Video: ODDISEE – OWN APPEAL (Official Video)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on July 18, 2014 by Brother Perspective Magazine

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“I got a hunger for knowledge & I miss no meals”

Cam & Color: Tim Whalen (Big Foot Media)
Cam & Edit: Adam Cate (Big Foot Media)
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From the album Oddisee “Tangible Dream”

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New: Oddisee – Lonely Planet

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on August 21, 2013 by Brother Perspective Magazine

“The Beauty In All” is about the flaws, & mistakes that give life its character & worth. How even ignorance can give light to knowledge. For me, not knowing how to do something & still trying is the process of how I evolved my own production style. If everything we’re is out in perfect tutorials, I might have never deviated from the teacher. This record is dedicated to imperfection & the sense of pride & accomplishment we get from our struggles. Hopefully you listen to this record & reflect on the ups & downs of life & see the beauty in all.

credits

released 20 August 2013
prodcued by Oddisee
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