Odysee Recordings Biography
Odysee Recordings, alongside LTJ Bukem’s Looking Good and Fabio’s Creative Source Imprints was one of the first Drum & Bass record labels to pioneer a new ‘Intelligent’ sound in the aftermath of the Jungle era. Founded by Tilla Kemal (T-Mirage) in 1994, it became synonymous with a style of Drum & Bass that journeyed into experimental use of deeper sound-scapes.
The label was a platform from which Tilla and two other upcoming D&B stars, Source Direct launched some of their earliest releases. Under the watchful guidance of Rupert Parkes a.k.a. Photek, who also had a record on the label, the three 17 year-old D&B producers set about releasing music that was eventually to win them a signing to Virgin Records, a feature on the ‘Blade’ film soundtrack, and countless other accolades.
In 1998, T-Mirage was joined on the label by DJ/producer AndyOdysee a.k.a. Cloaking Device and later by Invincible (now working with cutting edge D&B artist D-Zine alongside Tony M-Jazz).
Odysee has always been about intelligent use of sound, depth and musicality, whilst still being totally uncompromising in its dance-floor appeal.
”There is so much scope in the D&B sound – from Minimal to Liquid to Hardstep. You can be both musical and sinister, futuristic and nostalgic all at the same time if you so choose! We always want to make music that has pure dance-floor drive, but that also stands the test of time due to the little details that bear closer scrutiny- after all Art Lies In The Detail!”
21 years on from its launch, Odysee Recordings is back, like a deep-space exploration vessel re-entering the solar system! 2015 will see a whole new set of releases and remixes. It’s coming this way… it’s definitely coming this way!
Full Discography available Here!
ODY001-A. Future London (Source Direct)
ODY001-B. Shimmer (Source Direct)
ODY002-A. Phase 1 (Photek)
ODY002-B. Try A Style (Photek)
ODY003-A. A Different Groove (Source Direct)
ODY003-B. Stars (Source Direct)
ODY004-A. Deep Rage (Mirage)
ODY004-B. Bewildered (Mirage)
ODY005-A. Just For You (Mirage)
ODY005-B. No Tomorrow (Mirage)
ODY006-A. Feel My Dreams (Mirage)
ODY006-B. Personal (Mirage)
ODY007-A. The Broken Veil (T.Mirage & Angel Dust)
ODY007-B. Heaven Suite (T.Mirage & Angel Dust)
ODY008-A. Let The Bass Kick (T.Mirage & Angel Dust)
ODY008-B. Constructions Of Nature (T.Mirage & Angel Dust)
ODY009-A. Entity (T.Mirage, Invincible & Cloaking Device)
ODY009-B1. Gangster Player (T.Mirage, Invincible & Cloaking Device)
ODY009-B2. Leviathon (T.Mirage, Invincible & Cloaking Device)