Monday, August 20, 2007

Black Sand To the Beach?


Months ago I leaked a track on my my-space page called "Aswad". (means black in Arabic) It's from an up and coming release I've been working on with two close friends Nicolas Laget and Richard Patterson a.k.a Kolai and Unknown. The real title of the track is "Sand to the Beach". I changed the title because I didn't want people to google the project, I just wanted to see if listeners of my work would dig it first. (now lets go back in time a bit) Unknown and I sometimes get bored with making hip-hop and every once in a while we try something different when sampling. A few years ago he and I both took a turn in direction simultaneously. fusing chopped drums, beat breaks, looped melodies and chopped ones, we began to create an up tempo, broken beat, hip-hop sound. Not to say we invented it, sure their have been records along these lines but for us it was a new world. Are home studio away from our home studio is at our dear friend Nico's house. (a.k.a Kolai) When we started to compile material we took it down to his studio(Sweet Spot Studio's) Nico to have a listen. We wanted his help in assembling live musicians to play over our sample produced works. Nico plays sax, flute and keys himself so he's very connected to the live music scene in DC. After hearing our tracks he saw a bigger picture and became the third member in our trio. Unknown, and myself producing the majority of the tracks and Kolai mixing, engineering, and assembling the proper musicians to play on each track was a success and "ave.to" was born. We called our selves "avenue to" because the three of us all came from different avenues in music to one common road. August 25th is a big day for us, its the first time we perform as a group live. Tom Pipkin(percussion player) and Lucan Asaur (violinist) will play with us on our first gig. We simply can't afford a full band for this gig so we're making do with what we have and who's available. Unknown on effex and samples, Kolai on sax, keys, and flute, Tom on congo's, Lucan on violin and yours truly on track triggering. (yes my job is to press th button on my mac and start the songs.... its harder than it seems trust me! you have to have an index finger of fury!) The name of the group is "ave.to" the name of the album is "three way intersection" and our first performance is august 25th (at a farm) Peep the video of us practicing "sand to the beach" known on my myspace page as "aswad".

and of course here's "sand to the beach" for download, enjoy.




25 comments:

ekrem said...

simply awesome!

Pea! said...

soooo dope...good luck on the 25th.

StillPhilosophy said...

Man, i've been waiting for this for a loooooong time.

Three Way Intersection is an album thats been on the top of my wanted list for some time now, can't wait.

With all the tracks i've heard, it's some classic material.

Good luck with the whole project.

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot for that track, i can't stop playing it again and again! really look forward to the album! L

Eric Magnus said...

ODDISEE, you a inspiration for Brazilian producers. I like your beats. I make beats too. Keep contact !

Butta said...

This is hot.

Clarity said...

ya zool your sent from the heavens above to uplift the miserable state of music that's ran by the system making us black people look stupid ...enshallah nfhufak fe dubai ya zool 1 yo brother clarity

P-man said...

Hot Stuff! carry over bro!

mister Watson said...

Perfect beat...Awesome.
It brings me above the clouds for a moment

Anonymous said...

oddisee-


more bangin work. make sure your boy with the mp 1000 gets the JJ os. it really makes it 10X the machine. dead serious best $30 bills i ever spent.

keep the faith ak.
if i was a millionaire id give you and kev $100,000 to build with.. and thats real, i know it'd be a solid investment. yall got talent the industry's not ready to recognize!

Theory said...

Real dope music man! Everything you touch is gold man...keep it up and thanks for blessin us with new tracks! Does "Three Way Intersection" have a release date? I can't wait to hear the whole album!

Anonymous said...

Oddisee
I wait here at my computer for 18 hours a day waiting for u to update ur blog..WHY WONT U UPDATE!!....I saw u one time on the metro, i tried my best to make eye contact, Ur slight smile brightened my day...
ur music is my sound track
Thats love..
(ave to is cool too)
-Paul

ODDISEE said...

sorry folks i'll update the blog soon, promise.as for tryna make eye contact on the metro and my slight smile??? PAUSE.

UBN Sports said...
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UBN Sports said...

i think he would rather press play onto that fantasy he had going there

Anonymous said...

Whoah, Whoa, Whoa-
Why am I being persecuted and made fun of because I said "his smile brightened my day"?
No one else on here has seen thier favorite producer in person and felt a certain warmth and joy????
I think there is too many homophobic people in this world.
Yes, I am a gay African American in D.C
Its hard enough as is..
I think Oddisee is an attractive young man. I'm pretty sure he's not gay so its not even an issue. ANYWAYS, to who i originally posted to (Oddisee) I wish you the best of luck brother, and hope to see you at ur show in Richmond. I'll introduce myself. Peace
-Paul

ODDISEE said...

For the record I'm not gay, I have a very beautiful "female" girlfriend. However, I would never discriminate against any listener of my music.

Anonymous said...

that was amazing, nice and mellow, Dopeness...

Anonymous said...

Yo Oddisee, its a longshot... but is it possible to get the "All because shes gone" Instrumental uploaded on here??? Would be nice to cut over it

Anonymous said...

yo amir where exactly in dubai are u coming to ??

Anonymous said...

those two tracks u upload b happen to my favorite on dat cd RESPECT and much love

Part of the world and show you ...like they used to make them

Nico (from France) said...

Hey, just to great you and yours about this project ! So amazing soulful beats, live instruments really bring it to another dimension (so in love with flute).
That's exactly the music I want to hear (and to make but thant's another problem ;).
Thanks.

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