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Oddisee & Good Compny – Beneath the Surface Tour

featuring Olivier St. Louis

May 10

7:30 pm

$15 Adv / $18 DOS

Doors at 7pm | All Ages | Bar access w/ valid ID

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ABOUT ODDISEE–

Born in Washington, D.C., to a Sudanese father and an African-American mother, Amir Mohamed grew up in Maryland, influenced by soul and rap as well as myriad musicians on both sides of his family. He was all set to attend the Art Institute of Philadelphia to pursue visual art when a friend of his introduced him to hip-hop production. He was so enamored by it that he changed his plans and concentrated on making beats, ending up with the track “Musik Lounge” on DJ Jazzy Jeff’s 2002 record Magnificent. Part of the Low Budget crew, which included fellow D.C. area MC and producers Kenn Starr, Cy Young, and Kev Brown, Oddisee released his solo debut Foot in the Door, mixed by Jazzy Jeff, on Halftooth in 2006. His 2010 effort, Traveling Man, found him signing with the Mello Music Group, where he remained for 2012’s album People Hear What They See. In 2015 he returned with The Good Fight, an effort driven by social commentary and retro soul.

 

ABOUT OLIVER ST. LOUIS–

Olivier was born in Washington DC of Haitian and Cameroon heritage, but spent most of his childhood studying in the remote countryside of the UK. His boarding school experience not only developed his appreciation for other cultures but musically he grew-up hearing beyond the excepted genres of a kid from the Nation’s Capital. At age 15 Olivier’s CD and sometimes cassette collection would range from hip hop, RnB to Garage and British rock.

Olivier remained in the UK and completed a Bio Science Degree in Oxford but couldn’t suppress his real passion for music. After graduation he began a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ life. A scientist by day; recording artist by night.

In 2006 he released his first album titled “kilowatt”, which put the artist known as ‘Olivier Daysoul’ on the map within the underground electro-hiphop scene. Simultaneously, Olivier began receiving numerous requests from producers to feature as a vocalist. He went on to receive significant international attention for his work as a featured singer/songwriter.

This momentum pushed Olivier in 2010 to take the leap and pursue music full time. He worked and toured worldwide with various artists including Hudson Mohawke, Oddisee, the C2C Dj’s, and many more. Despite all of this, Olivier felt something was missing… A true reflection of his own voice and sound.

A hiatus from feature recordings and some deep introspection found Olivier discovering his love for blues, rock and funk. Many late night guitar sessions resulted in new soundscapes. A new chapter was opening. The former ‘Daysoul’ moniker exchanged for his original birth name ‘St. Louis’. Producing and writing all his own music and playing his own instrumentation; Olivier St. Louis was embarking on a new road.

The “Black Music EP” coming out on Jakarta Records gives listeners both old and new a taste of Olivier’s true music palate.

When asked his thoughts on his artistry he states: “no punches pulled… no compromises… just me.”

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