One of last year’s great unheralded treasures was Rock Creek Park, a gorgeously lush mostly-instrumental rap album from the Washington, D.C. rapper/producer Oddisee. Oddisee’s latest project also makes great use of the man’s gifts for melody and arrangement. It’s Odd Renditions, a new EP of remixes and reworkings. On the EP, Oddisee takes apart and reassembles tracks from Bon Iver, Marvin Gaye, Metronomy, and K-Os, transforming all the songs into futuristic digital soul and adding his own no-nonsense rap verses. Stream or download the EP and watch the video for his remix of Marvin Gaye’s “Ain’t That Peculiar” below.
Here’s the Bon Iver rendition:
- Oddisee – “Paralyzed”Download
And here’s the whole EP: