Andy Odysee

Iliads Vol.2

Odysee
14.95 €
icon/play-white
Backorder
Tax included, Shipping not included
Before the Odysee, there was the Iliad; a tale of the golden age of heroes and warriors.' The idea behind the new Iliads series is to return to the sound of the golden age of Jungle/Drum & Bass, and more specifically the original ‘heroes’ of the Odysee label. This second in the series pays homage to the unique sound of the Mirage releases. The influence of these releases on the SD sound that followed has often been overlooked, principally because it was assumed that the ‘Mirage’ moniker was simply another pseudonym for Source Direct, when in actual fact it was a lethal combination of the powerful engineering and arrangement skills of Jim Baker (Source Direct) and the sound selection and co-production of Odysee’s founder, Tilla Kemal (T-Mirage). Face In The Shadows immediately opens with that slightly darker feel, with tracks like Feel My Dreams and Stonekiller in mind. The trademark SD style of break switches (aptly named ‘call & response) are immediately evident, although the Funky Mule gives the track its primary momentum. The sound selection is eerie, focusing on the 70’s Film-Noire, and deep Electro in line with Tilla’s particular preferences. The spoken word quotes are also unmistakably ‘Mirage-esque.’ Regenesis is a classic Odysee B-side track; lighter, more experimental and Jazzy in it’s feel. It showcases intricate and crisp rolling break work, and a beautifully refined selection of real stand- out musical quotes; from the sweet R&B-esque vocal ad-libs to the lush 70’s style sleaze of the Rhodes rolls. The interaction of these elements is the glue that holds this tune together. The Darkness Within is the final track of the E.P. and it is the arrangement of samples that really emulates the ‘Mirage’ sound. Tilla & Jim were very particular about grouping sounds to work with & answer each other in each section of a tune. Samples were often sourced from obscure Film OST’s or rare electro albums which had sample diggers scratching their heads for many years! This track is dubbed out deeper, with a punching & rolling Soulpride features as the hero break and a repetitive deep chord stab forming the foundation of the tune.

Share Article

Details

Release Date

01.11.2023

Cat No

ODYIL002

Tracklist

Track 1
icon/play-white
Track 2
icon/play-white
Track 3
icon/play-white
Jungle
icon/play-white
12“
Andy Odysee
14.95 €
Iliads Vol.1 Odysee
Backorder
Bass Music
12“
icon/play-white
Andy Odysee
14.95 €
Iliads Vol.1 Odysee
Drum & Bass
icon/play-white
12"
Andy Odysee
10.95 €
Cause Damage / Like Jazz Odysee
Backorder
Bass Music
12"
icon/play-white
Andy Odysee
10.95 €
Cause Damage / Like Jazz Odysee
Drum & Bass
icon/play-white
12“
Invincible & D'Zine
15.95 €
Take Cover/Tension/Visionary Odysee
Preorder
Bass Music
12“
icon/play-white
Invincible & D'Zine
15.95 €
Take Cover/Tension/Visionary Odysee
Jungle
icon/play-white
12“
Andy Odysee
14.95 €
Iliads Vol.1 Odysee
Backorder
Bass Music
12“
icon/play-white
Andy Odysee
14.95 €
Iliads Vol.1 Odysee
tba
12"
Photek
16.95 €
Phaze 1 (Remix & Remaster) Odysee
Backorder
12"
Photek
16.95 €
Phaze 1 (Remix & Remaster) Odysee
Drum & Bass
icon/play-white
12"
Source Direct
10.95 €
A Different Groove / Andy Odysee Remix Odysee
Backorder
Bass Music
12"
icon/play-white
Source Direct
10.95 €
A Different Groove / Andy Odysee Remix Odysee
Drum & Bass
icon/play-white
12"
Andy Odysee
10.95 €
Cause Damage / Like Jazz Odysee
Backorder
Bass Music
12"
icon/play-white
Andy Odysee
10.95 €
Cause Damage / Like Jazz Odysee
Jungle
icon/play-white
12“
Pugilist & Tamen
15.95 €
2 Tone TempoCore
Add To Cart
Bass Music
12“
icon/play-white
Pugilist & Tamen
15.95 €
2 Tone TempoCore
Drum & Bass
icon/play-white
12“
Andy Odysee
14.95 €
Iliads Vol.2 Odysee
Backorder
Bass Music
12“
icon/play-white
Andy Odysee
14.95 €
Iliads Vol.2 Odysee
Jungle
icon/play-white
12“
Coco Bryce
18.95 €
My Space EP PRSPCT Recordings
Add To Cart
Bass Music
12“
icon/play-white
Coco Bryce
18.95 €
My Space EP PRSPCT Recordings
Jungle
icon/play-white
12“
1905
13.95 €
Never Been 2 Bristol Former City
Add To Cart
Bass Music
12“
icon/play-white
1905
13.95 €
Never Been 2 Bristol Former City
Jungle
icon/play-white
12"
DJ Sofa
13.95 €
Jungle Valley Myor Massiv
Backorder
Bass Music
12"
icon/play-white
DJ Sofa
13.95 €
Jungle Valley Myor Massiv
Jungle
icon/play-white
12"
Coco Bryce
10.95 €
Cloud Busting / Octopus 3AM Eternal
Backorder
Bass Music
12"
icon/play-white
Coco Bryce
10.95 €
Cloud Busting / Octopus 3AM Eternal