ODESZA is a Seattle based duo that produce and mix their own tracks. The duo includes Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight who are also known from their stage names "Catacombkid" (Mills) and "BeachesBeaches" (Knight). After graduating from Western Washington University, the two Bellingham based boys went to Seattle to start a recording project. They released their first, and my personal favorite album, Summer's Gone. Their sound is calm, with smooth melodies matched on top of a hard bassline and psychedelic like vocals, their sound is a great addition to the electronic music community. Some of their tracks have claimed a number 1 spot on the Hype Machine Popular Chart. ODESZA has released other albums, such as, My Friends Never Die EP. They have toured with artists Pretty Lights, and Michal Menert, and have performed at the Sasquach Music Festival in 2013.
So, why ODESZA? As most have never heard of this duo, let alone know how to pronounce their name, they have inspired me and kept me going through my own hardships. The calmness of their sound helps me relax in the busiest of days, and the base and vocals also hype me up on my walk to campus in the morning. I believe that DJs, and music producers are extremely talented, even though they are not using their own voices or their own instruments, the ability to mix and combine sounds so smoothly into one final product is an amazing skill to have, and I have a high respect for it. The EDM and techno music genres are expanded from groups like ODESZA because they have a calmer sound than most of the hard trap sound most associate with these genres.
http://odesza.com/This is ODESZA's personal website, here you can look at their biography, more about the artists, you can listen to some of their releases. Personally, I found out more about where they've performed and I found out some of the artists they've worked with that I did not previously know about.
soundcloud.com/odeszaOn this website you can listen to their released tracks, and mixes they have produced. Also, they share facts about tours, how they originated, and just general information about them. This is a great site to really get a feel for what they do.
Usually, I don't consider facebook as being a reference for anything except for maybe somebody's relationship status. But
since Odesza is so local and is still a growing duo, there isn't a lot of online resources about them specifically, or that are
accurate for that matter. This site shows again, what they produce, and a breif history, but also provides links and additional
information that is not on their personal website.