Oddisee and his band (Mammoth) linked up with TONE for his Live At The Loft series for a great evening hosted by Peter Rosenberg (Hot 97) with support from Melo-X and DJ Jasmine Solano. The band features singer, Olivier Daysoul on guitar and vocals, Jon Laine on drums, Dennis Turner on bass, Ralph Real on keys and Unown on the Akai MPC. Oddisee has been touring his latest album “People Hear What They See” all over the world, and today, you can check out this intimate performance while at home. The video was produced, directed and edited by TONE.
“Ypsilanti’s golden child, 14KT, has flipped some of his instrumental magic into full-fledged songs on the new EP A Friendly (Vocal) Game of KT. The original instrumental project was rife with earth quaking bass lines, precise drums and heavenly synths. Now the vocal version pairs select beats with equally select MC’s to tease a few great instrumentals into a few classic songs.
MMG all-star Oddisee and his soul singin’ comrade Olivier Daysoul lace the murderous drums and guitar sample of “One 4 Black,” turning it into “High Horse.” New York rhyme wizard Skyzoo and the amorphous The Black Opera are also on board to lend their vocal expertise. Though the short project is stacked with indie rap heavyweights, one of the brightest spots on the album is when KT picks …
Gensu Dean, the SP-1200 assassin, is at it again with a new 45 for vinyl heads that pairs the ultimate fast flow track “Ramesses featuring 7evenThirty & Homeboy Sandman,” with a brand new joint titled “Wantchu” featuring the UK-based songbird Olivier Daysoul.
“Wantchu” is not what you would expect from a producer touted for bringing that grimy flavor of 90’s rap back. Instead, Dean proves he can smooth things out just as quickly as he can make them rugged. The Imperial blesses Olivier Daysoul with a silky smooth canvas with just enough head-nod flavor to tie it all together. On his end, Mr. Daysoul lays a thick, syrupy ode to the conflicting feelings of infatuation. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself listening to this one on loop …
14KT teamed up with Oddisee and Olivier Daysoul for the song “High Horse” which is one of four vocal tracks from 14KT’s upcoming EP that features vocals from his slept on instrumental release “A Friendly Game of KT.”
Look out for 14KT’s upcoming EP featuring vocal versions of the instrumentals from “A Friendly Game of KT” coming soon.
Oddisee’s album “People Hear What They See” was released early exclusively on iTunes last week, but today marks the official worldwide release for his critically acclaimed album.
In celebration of his official album release, check out this great video of Oddisee and Olivier DaySoul performing an acoustic version of the song “You Know Who You Are.” The original version can be found on the album, and you can also enjoy a free mp3 download of the acoustic version. The video was shot by Tone and edited by Tom Gilfillan.