Oddisee (Brooklyn via MD/DC) In The Studio for Episode #175 (October 23, 2012)

Photos from Oddisee‘s interview on last night’s The Main Ingredient.

My Set
dam mantle – lifting (notown)
cody chesnutt – i’ve been life (vibration vineyard)
erimaj – nothing like this (don’t cry)
homeboy sandman – whatchu want from me? (stonesthrow.com)
falty dl – straight + arrow (ninjatune.net)
dj vadim – akura uprock featuring gregory blackman (bbemusic.com)
bosq of whiskey barons – dem know featuring kaleta (ubiquityrecords.com)
dotmatic – overture iv: hello featuring i, ced & stopha vasquez (recordbreakin.com)
kendrick lamar – the heart pt. 3 (will you let it die) (soundcloud.com/topdawgent)
lupe fiasco – how dare you featuring bilal (atlantic)

The Interview
oddisee – the need superficial featuring olivier daysoul (mellomusicgroup.com)
oddisee – thinking maybes (mellomusicgroup.com)
oddisee – let it go featuring olivier daysoul (mellomusicgroup.com)

Oddisee Picks The Tracks
andrew ashong & theo parrish – flowers (sound signature)
rick ross – 3 kings featuring dr. dre + jay-z (def jam)
kanye west, jay-z + big sean – clique (island/def jam)
van hunt – what were you hoping for? (red distribution)
kendrick lamar – poe mans dreams (his vice) featuring glc (top dawg entertainment)
lianne la havas – don’t wake me up (liannelahavas.com)
phonte – the good fight (theforeignexchangemusic.com)
thundercat – is it love? (brainfeedersite.com)
santigold – disparate youth (atlantic)
kanye west + jay-z – the joy featuring curtis mayfield (def jam)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at jonolivermusic.com. The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.

Oddisee (Brooklyn via MD/DC) On The Main Ingredient October 23rd!

Anyone that’s listened to my show, even if only once, has probably heard me play an Oddisee track. I’ve been playing his music since my 2nd show back in May of ’09 and I’ve played 95 songs that he’s either produced or rhymed on (often both) in my 173 shows. That’s by far the most of any artist. He first stopped by the show with Olivier Daysoul in late 2010 and I’m really glad to be able to get a little time in the middle of his tour to talk about his excellent new album “People Hear What They See.” He’ll also be performing at Public Assembly Tuesday night; I recommend being there.

About Oddisee:

The son of Sudanese and American parents, Amir Mohamed was born and raised in the United States capital city of Washington DC, spending hot summers in Khartoum learning Arabic and swimming in the Nile. Growing up amidst the sounds of New York hip hop, his father playing Oud, Go-Go, and gospel, Amir took his first steps as an MC producer in the analog basement studio of his legendary neighbor, Garry Shider (Parliament Funkadelic).

Convincing his entrepreneurial father that he too had business acumen, Amir laid the check from his first commercial release on the kitchen table before his 21st birthday and never looked back. Though Oddisee has gone on to perform with The Roots, produce for Freeway, Jazzy Jeff, Little Brother, De La Soul & Nikki Jean, and has MC’d on production from Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke and Kev Brown, his proudest moment was the birth of his critically acclaimed group The Diamond District with fellow Washingtonians X.O. and yU.

Known in the music industry for his independence, Oddisee consistently debunks the scatterbrained artist myth – doing everything from booking international tours to photography to marketing and promoting himself and even other artists. He now works as both artist and consultant with Mello Music Group, one of the foremost emerging independent labels to take advantage of the digital revolution to build a successful business.

Oddisee’s debut album “People Hear What They See” (set for release 12 June 2012) is a culmination of the duality of his life experiences, from DC internal politics to third world struggles, the line between love and selfishness, and the personal conflict between self-sabotage and progress, set to a backdrop of intricate drums, lush instrumentation, and soul-stirring harmonies.

“People Hear What They See” is out now –
iTunes // CD // Gatefold Vinyl // Deluxe Edition Haze Vinyl + Bonus 7″

Pure P (Stockholm) In The Studio for Episode #173 (October 9, 2012)

Photos from Pure P‘s guest DJ set on last night’s The Main Ingredient.

My Set
14kt – the ellis wilson painting on the wall featuring skyzoo (mellomusicgroup.com)
anchorsong – darkrum (tru-thoughts.co.uk)
state of zoe – my fortress (stateofzoe.bandcamp.com)
cody chesnutt – that’s still mama (vibration vineyard)
menahan street band – three faces (daptonerecords.com)
bettye lavette – crazy (anti, inc.)
sbtrkt – wildfire (alex young bootleg) (soundcloud.com/alexyoungmakesmusic)
synthesthetics – lights on (soundcloud.com/synthesthetics)
mayer hawthorne – can’t stop featuring snoop dogg (dam-funk g-mix) (soundcloud.com/mayerhawthorne)
pomrad – hot rain (brownswoodrecordings.com)
robert glasper experiment – the consequences of jealousy featuring meshell ndegeocello (georgia ann muldrow’s sassy geemix) (bluenote.com)
orange & blue – into a dream (blue2.bandcamp.com)
anthony mills – who checkin out (soundcloud.com/anthonymills)
dojo cuts – sometimes it hurts (recordkicks.net)

Pure P’s DJ Set
jones girls – will you be there (paramount)
what cha gonna do with my lovin’ – stephanie mills (20th century)
pure p – baby be without you (gamm)
ryan leslie – you’re not my girl (casablanca/universal/motown)
pure p – keepin real love new (soundcloud.com/purep)
gap band – open up your mind (wide) (mercury)
bobby brown – something in common (mca)
jerry knight – nothing can hold us back (a+m)
pure p – human nature (retouch) (gamm)
r kellly – love letter (pure p refix) (soundcloud.com/purep)
bebe winans – thank you (atlantic)
up hygh – get out my face featuring melo (rawfusionrec.com)
yahzarah – love, come save the day (theforeignexchangemusic.com)
pure p – maybe she’ll dream of me (pure p remix) (soundcloud.com/purep)
yahzarah – cry over you featuring phonte (theforeignexchangemusic.com)
justin timberlake – why, when, how (unreleased)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at jonolivermusic.com. The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.

Pure P (Stockholm) On The Main Ingredient 10/9!

Pure P (Twitter, Facebook) will join me on The Main Ingredient for a guest DJ set Monday night. I’m excited for this; I’ve been playing his productions going back to 2005. As part of the duo Up Hygh, he collaborated with with Eska (one of my favorite singers of all time) on the rocket launch “Be Known” (at the tender age of 20). His 2008 collaborative album with Swedish vocalist Melo (as Hygher Baby) also boasts some heat rocks, especially “Let U Go (Part 1)” and “Coming Home (Part 2) featuring Fatima.” And in addition to his periodic 12″ releases on GAMM (Sweden’s best kept secret remix label) he produced NY SH#T, a full album (also available as three 12″s) of remixes of NYC MCs which include imaginative recontextualizations like “Ms Phat Bootleg” and “Body Heat (Queens Mix)” which always get great reactions from hip hop heads, followed be even greater reactions when I tell them that it’s the work of a Swedish producer.

He’s also done production and remix work for The Foreign Exchange, Yahzarah, SoulParlor (I greatly prefer his remix of “Bang Illy” to the album version), and many more, in addition to running the popular Soul/Boogie/R&B club night Devotion.

Abby Lee Tee (Linz, Austria) In The Studio for Episode #172 (October 2, 2012)

Photos from The Abby Lee Tee’s guest DJ set on last night’s The Main Ingredient.
You can find Abby Lee Tee on Twitter, Mixcloud, and Soundcloud.

My Set
robert glasper experiment – black radio featuring yasiin bey (pete rock remix) (bluenote.com)
stainless steele – night watch (pragmatictheory.bandcamp.com)
flying lotus – getting there featuring niki randa (warp.net)
humus – love affair featuring ekow (soundcloud.com/akanuke)
jeedo – make it boom (dirttechreck.com)
radiohead – pyramid song (boddhi satva ancestral soul mix) (boddhi-satva.com)
uptownxo – occupy dc featuring ab the pro (uptownxo202.bandcamp.com)
jose james – it’s all over your body (dj spinna remix) (bluenote.com)
the risks – too many y chromosomes (brownswoodrecordings.com)
maze hill – long haul (radio edit) (wahwah45s.com)

Abby Lee Tee’s DJ Set
douglas greed – morning gloria (ritornell remix)
stratasoul – lovesick (abby lee tee remix)
caribou – she’s the one (brokenchord edit)
empt – far
abby lee tee – morning scene (ritornell rework)
dimlite – can’t get used to those (afterlude)
the gaslamp killer – veins featuring gonjasufi
minor sick & abby lee tee – techno hearts
a.g. trio – countably infinate feat. m. zahradnick (abby lee tee remix)
lol boys – changes (shlohmo remix)
slow magic – on yr side
jennifer left – black dog (the wild knights remix)
chronotpimist – rawri
roman rauch & minor sick – nine oh nine (demo)
123mrk – pleasure
minor sick – unknown
dauwd – what’s there
shigeto – field day (braille remix)
abby lee tee – morning scene
leeux – tea leaf dancers remix
leeux – truckin
stikz – mssd up (leux remake)
roman rauch – rose royce love don’t live here anymore
the xx – angles (four tet remix)
boom clap bachelors – 002 lob stop sta
quest – smooth skin
om unit – cradle
abby lee tee – hungry cats (swedeart remix)
kalifornia kurt + abby lee tee – (without) you

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at jonolivermusic.com. The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.