Philadelphia’s own, OddKidOut has made his presence felt and heard. Releasing his “Solstice” EP on OWSLA, the artist is turning heads with his emotion provoking music. His lighthearted beats have caught the attention of many and most importantly, Skrillex. It wasn’t long until the iconic producer invited the 22-year-old over to Los Angeles and let the creativity roam.
OddKid then tackled the task of sampling some gems from the OWSLA discography. After barreling through a wave of inspiration, this lighthearted 4-track EP was born. There’s a story to this, much greater than music. We were able to catch up with OddKidOut and discuss all things music.
How did you get into making music?
Looking back to that time, who would you say are your greatest musical influences and do you aspire to mirror any of their styles/sounds?
Centering your career solely around Hip-Hop/Rap, how did you link up with Skrillex?
Has Skrillex provided any musical mentorship since working around him and his team, if so, can you tell us a bit about that?
This EP samples a number of records from the OWSLA Discography, how long did it take you to pick out which songs to work with or did you already have ideas running through your head when you tackled this project?
Many artists have talked about a phenomenon called “Studio Mode” when creating an Album/EP. What does it look/sound like when you’re in ‘Studio Mode’?
If you could describe your sound using 3 words, what would they be?
For many who may just be hearing you for the first time, Why should they become a fan of OddKidOut?