Oddisee - Odd Renditions

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:

And here’s the whole EP:

Oddisee’s next album People Hear What They See is out 6/12 on Mello Music Group, with an iTunes pre-release coming 6/5; pre-order it at iTunes.

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