Grammy-nominated producers Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight are back at it again with their newest release entitled “Loyal.” This highly sought after track has been played out in live sets since 2015 and has now finally received a proper studio treatment. While on its own a very bass-heavy track, it also prominently features the supremely talented
Originally debuted in 2015, ODESZA‘s trap-leaning “Loyal” ceases to revel in its unreleased glory, and instead enjoys a long delayed and highly anticipated formal release. A celebrated sonic staple of ODESZA sets, “Loyal” saw heavy circulation in the performances that have taken place in the three years following the electronic duo’s initial unveiling of the bass punctuated production. ODESZA fans clamored for a studio version of “Loyal” with increased fervor after the track surfaced in Seattle duo’s headlining appearance at Coachella 2018, after a fan captured and uploaded a live clip of the elusive bass cut to YouTube.
The In Return producers teased the surprise arrival of the studio rendition in a short video upload to Instagram that honed into a television, the song’s title emblazoned on the screen. The live opus rounds together booming drum and horn arrangements into a cinematic hair-raiser that recalls a heavily percussive trap format similar to earlier RL Grime products and cuts from TNGHT. To say that the early ODESZA favorite has aged well is an understatement, and as “Loyal” makes its mastered debut, the song’s official release must, for fans, feel much like welcoming home a friend.
It seems like just the other day that Odesza released their Grammy-nominated album, A Moment Apart. When in reality it has officially been over a year. Since that time we have heard countless new ID’s teased during their extensive tour. Both unreleased remixes, as well as a few unknown originals, have caught the attention of
Kaskade and Odesza are as similar as they are unique. Both artists work tirelessly to craft emotion-filled music which stops crowds in their tracks. While one works in electro and house, the other favors an indie vibe filled with trap and future elements. This past weekend Kaskade played out a beautiful remix of one of
Labor Day has come and gone, unofficially wrapping up summer, and now people have their eyes on Halloween. Jawbreaker Festival, a brand-new Midwest Halloween event series, hopes to be the part of that focus. The festival recently made their debut announcement along with the two-day lineup. Zedd, ODESZA, Louis The Child and RL Grime are
ODESZA is joined by their creative directors, Luke Tanaka and Sean Kusanagi, in a mini-documentary that puts their 2018 Coachella pre-production under the microscope. In the video the team endeavored to convey visually the intricate narrative inherent in ODESZA’s latest album, A Moment Apart. In line with the astral sonic quality of the album, Tanaka says he set out designing the visuals for the performance so that “each song is kind of like its own world or planet that you’re landing on.”
While the ODESZA boys admitted they had a “mini panic attack” after securing the highly-coveted spot due to the gravity and sheer size of the Coachella stage setup, they maintained their faith in their creative directors. Kusanagi, specifically, emphasizes the importance of trust and meticulousness in executing a stellar performance.
“Trust is all in the details and making sure everything is coordinated perfectly down to the microsecond of when a light turns on and a drummer is in his position,” Kusangi says. “All those things, when you add them together, hopefully you’ll see the bigger picture.”
Milwaukee’s The Wisconsin Center is housing the Midwest’s quintessential Halloween festival this year: the very first double-headed JAWBREAKER, specifically tailored for electronic lovers, October 27-28. With a fully-loaded lineup featuring the likes of ODESZA, Louis The Child, RL Grime, ZEDD, SLUMBERJACK, and more, the festival is sure to spawn a fierce following.
The event will also house some haunting new local talent, including trap guru, Crystal Knives, and bone-chilling bass duo, RCKT PWR. Easily accessible to Chicagoans, the other electronic mecca of the Midwest, the venue is located just a few blocks from the Milwaukee Amtrak station. Tickets are on sale now here.
Coachella is the place where all artists become as extra as possible. One artist that did not hold back was Odesza. From the stage design to extra visuals in the actual sky, we were transported to another world with this performance. With their stunning visuals and dreamy music, Odesza always puts on a memorable show.
For the eighth year in a row, I strolled into an all too familiar Lollapalooza at Chicago’s own Grant Park. As in years past, I found myself immediately met with groups of festival goers adorned in the staple Tune Squad jersey and all too many crop tops to count. Mutterings of lobster corndogs ran rampant,
After a 16-month hiatus, Sajeeb Saha, better known as Jai Wolf, returns with an original track “Lost” featuring Chelsea Jade. In 2017, the Bangladesh-born producer headlined his “Kindred Spirits” US tour, which included stellar performances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, and more. Fans have been hotly anticipating new content, and “Lost” proves well worth the wait.
The track rides a smooth beat and catchy vocals from Jade, fusing indie-electronic vibes with a new wave pop sound and impactful percussion arrangements. Saha shared a few words on the new original work,
“Chelsea and I wrote this song as sort of an anthem for a generation of kids who feel disillusioned by the world around them. Feeling lost is something that never necessarily goes away. Even when you might think you’ve found your way, your perspective might shift and you may feel lost again. This song is about that cycle and our desire to escape it. This song is also special to me because it is the perfect bridge between my old music and where I want to go next.”
Jai Wolf will support ODESZA on their headline tour this fall and with his return on “Lost,” it looks like more new material from Jai Wolf may be on the horizon.