- 12 Jul 21
As co-manager of Off-Key Collective; Odhran O'Brien's Odd Numbers productions lie in a multitude of hip-hop's sub-genres, from old-school to contemporary.
Dublin beatmaker Odd Numbers dropped his debut record with a rotating cast of hip-hop talent last Friday, July 9th, featuring the likes of rap acts Róg Poets, Local Boy, Sea High, Wallfella, Ritewell, Daly and more.
Following the success of previous singles 'Maintain', 'World's Flyest Slobs' and 'Blue' earlier this year, The Golden Éire Tapes Vol.1 takes influence from American collaborative hip-hop and rap talent.
'Sticks and Stones' alongside Citizen Black marks today's Hot Press' Track of the Day, showcasing Odhran O'Brien's production prowess and smooth beats perfectly. "They told me I was miserable to be around," Black says in a spoken word snippet included at the end of the song. "I was just trying to relate".
Odd Numbers utilises a jazz-inspired drum and percussion beat underneath the 'Metal' rappers verses. Citizen Black has been knocking on the genre's door since 2010, but joined Off-Key Records a number of years ago. His impact on the Arts Council-funded The Golden Éire Tapes Vol.1 shouldn't be underestimated.
The project features an eclectic mix of some of Ireland’s most prominent artists and some more underground acts, entirely produced by Odd Numbers.
The Irish hip-hop movement consists of rappers, producers, poets, and musicians with a passion for creating original music, pushing boundaries, and furthering the community. By exploring and collaborating with the various pockets of talent across the country, he continues to develop his skills as a producer while also promoting cohesion and community within the scene.
Check out 'Sticks and Stones' below: