Interview with DJ and music producer The Oddness

DJ and music producer The Oddness creates varying tastes and production styles, which was taken influence from downtempo electronic, Dub and world music. He blends those styles of music into a longer, slow-burning structure of deep/progressive house music.   The Oddness has performed at various premium festivals including Rainbow Serpent and Let The Eat Cake and Babylon. His first release came in early 2018 on Uone’s label Beat & Path with a huge remix from Electronic music legend Adam Freeland, Quickly followed his debut album ‘Culmination’ on Griff’s new imprint Corymbia Recordings.  

At what point in your life did you have that moment where you said to yourself “This is it. This is the type of music I want to create?” 

Two years ago. I’d been making and releasing Jackin House for a few years and realized I was just going through the motions and was sticking to formulas. I wanted to create music with a point of difference, stuff that people would find hard to put in a genre, That’s when The Oddness was born.  

Please list some of the most influential albums on your creative outlook and output: 

The Album that definitely sparked my love of deep electronic music was Tourism by Danny Tenaglia  

What key pieces of gear/software are you using to define your sound? 

My Moog Sub 37 is on almost every track I do, it has this kind of abrasive sound that can add dirt to anything  

What inspires you outside of music? What do you turn to when the creative well runs a little low?  

I also work as an animator so I am creating every day. My creative well is constantly overflowing.  

What is your opinion on the ever spreading sub-genre vine? Are there too many? Do you think there’ s perhaps a sub-genre that doesn’t get the attention it deserves? 

With the vast amount of music being produced now Sub Genres are important as long as they make sense. Definitely helps when digging for music.  

Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, what do you prefer? 

Cant choose one over the other really. I perform live with synths, drums etc so the anxiety that goes with making sure that everything is working technically is something I could do without, but that also adds to the enjoyment when it all comes together.  

As a music artist, it becomes apparent that there is a huge difference between the art and the business. Is there anything about the music scene that you would personally change? 

Reliance on Social Media for sure. It’s so narcissistic and so many people just care about the numbers, Id rather have 100 followers who love my music, than thousands that like the percieved image that’s created by a heavily curated Instagram account.  

Any new or upcoming artists on your radar? Who shouldn’t the world sleep on? 

Caly Jandro and Moontide are two guys from Australia who are creating amazing music in the Downtempo House vibe. Also Kodiak Kid, whos just released a brilliant first EP of epic cinematic Hip Hop.  

What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects or gigs in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about? 

I’ve got two EP’s coming out on Sofa Beats, the first one is just about to drop, Also an EP on LNDKHN Before the end of the year. Currently starting to piece together a European tour for Mid next year.   Famous last words?  Make Different Music  

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