VOLUME 1 NUMERO 4 - October 2016

ODDWOP DRAFT PICK: DIZZYRIDE *CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SPIN THEIR DGTL45*

ODDWOP DRAFT PICK: DIZZYRIDE

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Dizzyride is a psych/soul duo based in New York City. Their debut album "Dizzyride" is expected for January 2017 followed by a 3-month tour in the US, Japan and Europe.

Get on board with Montreal wiz Zoë Kiefl and Venetian boy Nicola Donà.

Listen to their first single "Soundtrack" and get your ticket to Dizzyride!

 
 

HELIUM CASTLE

Angus Borsos is an elegant film director from Vancouver who now resides in Berlin. His unexampled style recalls retro European art cinema yet remains coeval. Borsos' imagery is enfolded by splendid beauty, humor and profound sensibility. 

We won't talk too much about this mysterious fella although his talking showcases an old fashioned and fascinating use of the English language. 

Keep your eyes on him. Don't move.

 
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GIORGIO POI

Italian-born Giorgio Poi just debuted with his first single "Niente Di Strano" meaning "Nothing Strange". Giorgio is an accomplished songwriter and melody master in the likes of Lucio Battisti and the track takes us back to Battisti's era of the 1970s in Italy. His psych-pop band Cairobi is split between London and Berlin and just released their new single too.

Bomba Dischi is helping Italy come out of its crisis with its head up. Calcutta first. Giorgio now. 

Below is the video for "Niente Di Strano" premiered by Repubblica, filmed by Francesco Lettieri and featuring our fave Italian actor, Luca Marinelli. Funny enough Giorgio and Luca live in Berlin too. 

Now go follow one more gifted Giorgio and hear him transmit Italian heart and soul like he does. Nothing strange. Nothing easy.

 

N.10.AS

Montreal people are happier now. Finally a super cool radio is transmitting dope music directly from the offices of indie label Arbutus Records.

"The brainchild of a handful of Concordia University students, who dreamed up the station last year while playing board games, and were inspired by similar initiatives worldwide. Thanks to Montreal's strong and close-knit music scene—and expat community—the programming is second-to-none with participating collectives like ASL Singles ClubBanko Gotiti, and Summer Cool. Guests so far have included HuneePat JordacheProject Pablo, Moses Sumney and more."

 

VOLUME 1 NUMERO 3 - September 2016

ODDWOP DRAFT PICK: FRITZ COOK  *CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SPIN HIS DGTL45*

ODDWOP DRAFT PICK: FRITZ COOK 

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We go off into ODDWOP dreamland serenaded by Fritz Cook's falsetto. When we think about Mike's touch we think of old school. Also Busse happens to be a mad talented photographer. Now let's forget the blah blah you can find elsewhere and let's take a 5 to these 2 gems Fritz Cook sings to us.

 
 

TNT NORTH JERSEY RHYTHM & BLUES AND DOO WOP PARTY

A monthly friday night out with REAL 50s & 60s Vocal Group Harmony hosted by Tony O. and Tommy Harford at Pleasure Lounge in South Hackensack, NJ.

Tony and Tommy spinning from real vinyl, with guest DJs every month.

Here at ODDWOP we pleasantly accepted the invite and brought the youngest folks down to Jersey. We couldn't believe who we saw performing.

Willie Winfield of The Harptones (!!!) sang "Life Is But A Dream" (!!!). We heard the gorgeous Vickie Burgess singing, The Solitaires and many more. 

 
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FROUFROUU

British born Nadia Sarwar is the photographer and writer behind style and photography blog FrouFrouu.

Launched in 2009, the blog chronicles her photographic musings, work, adventures and menswear inspired personal style.

She currently works as a photographer and blogger in Brooklyn, NY.

Follow her.

 

DUBLAB

"dublab is a non-profit, online radio station dedicated to the growth of music, arts and culture.

We have been broadcasting from Los Angeles since 1999. Our mission is to share freeform radio transmissions with an international audience.

dublab’s programming has expanded to include production of art exhibits, films, events and record releases as well as affiliate stations in Germany (dublab.de), Japan (dublab.jp), and Spain (dublab.es)."

We can't function without them.

 

VOLUME 1 NUMERO 2 - August 2016

ODDWOP DRAFT PICK: JACOB

ODDWOP DRAFT PICK: JACOB

Jacob Swindell-Sakoor is an independent Hip-Hop artist from Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in Chicago, IL.

His style incorporates many different sonic palettes which is a result of his upbringing in various Brooklyn neighborhoods like Fort Greene and Flatbush.

Jacob's artistry is focused on collecting sounds and synthesizing them into music that pays homage to what has come before while also being prevailing. 

Here's the vid him and his crew shot in NYC and just released for the song below.

 
 

CHANCES WITH WOLVES

Brooklyn-raised Djs Kenan and Kray run the show.

“It’s old records that we find that are beautiful or something, and then we mix them up and put wolf howls over it.” 

Nothing much to say. If you don't know them it's about time to shut da fuck up and listen to the wolves.

 

MALAXA

MALAXA is a Tel Aviv (occupied Palestine) / Johannesburg (occupied Azania) based office run by Tabita Rezaire and Alicia Mersy.

"MALAXA’s work explores decolonial aesthetics and political resistance through digital culture, art, documentary and fashion, celebrating African and Middle Earstern powers, struggles, hussles, identities, tastes, diasporas, beauty standards and technologies."

"MALAXA’s office provides non Euro-centric art direction, digital imaging, visual research, video making and styling."

"MALAXA is also a network showcasing the works of teachers challenging our white supremacist capitalist cis-hetero patriarchal normative visual culture."

 

OTION FRONT STUDIO

Otion Front is an alternative dance and performance Studio located in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.

"Otion Front Studio serves as a physical platform for the exploration of movement through contemporary means of processing information." 

"As we delve deeper into constantly changing paradigms, Otion Front aims to balance physicality and technologically induced ontologies."

Otion also hosts monthly performances and dance art video screening events.

Visit them!

 

VOLUME 1 NUMERO 1- July 2016

ODDWOP DRAFT PICK: LOKOMOKO *CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SPIN THEIR DGTL45*

ODDWOP DRAFT PICK: LOKOMOKO

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ODDWOP UNTOLD is our bi-weekly digital magazine inspired by old time Doo-Wop magazines from back in the day.  

Each Numero will feature ODDWOP DRAFT PICKS on the cover plus other goodies we love and want to share. Subscribe to us at the bottom of this page if you'd like to receive our newsletter.

 
 
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FRANCESCO MANCIN

Francesco followed the ancient tradition migrating from Veneto to Emilia-Romagna. Marco Polo was from Veneto. Veneto is considered to be the industrial pole of Italy. Emilia-Romagna is famous for its vibrant culture and delicious cuisine. No wonder. People in Emilia and/or Romagna are more “polleggiati” which means "relaxed" in their slang.

Francesco is a graphic designer, conceptual artist, video maker who fights the crisis in style.

He’s one of the Studio TAAG kids and also part of a co-working space/collective named IlTurco, located in the historical center of magical Ferrara. A town enclosed by timeless walls that prohibit cars from cruising around in it.

 
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RICK ALVIN

Who knows the gifted heroes Miniature Tigers? Alvin's one of these Tigers originating from Arizona.

He's the same person behind the musical project "Alvin Band" under which he has released a few albums. To quote him, he decided to change the name simply to his own name, Arron Carter style. He's been watching the Indiana Jones films and just loves them so much. "Last Crusade" is his personal favorite. He was never breast-fed.

His audio collages are dope.
Check out his imaginary world and talent via his instagram.

 
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SARA SUTTERLIN

Sara Sutterlin (b.1988) is a Montreal-based writer. She's the author of two poetry books and the founding editor of Leste.Magazine.

Originally published as a small booklet by the amazing Metatron in 2015, I Wanted to Be the Knife by Sara Sutterlin took the poetry world by storm, selling over 500 units in its first 8 months of publication. 

Her anti-dude stripped down poetry is raw, real and just highly addictive.