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2022 ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT

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“From the Emerald Isle comes the sparkling green jewel in the crown of the indie and alternative Hip-Hop scene.” ~ Matt Miles, Yack! Magazine 

 

Irish Hip-Hop is on an upward trajectory, and producer Odd Numbers (born Odhrán O’Brien) is intent on strengthening its foundations and harnessing a new wave of Irish creativity. Hailing from the small town of Cavan in the midlands of Ireland, the beat-maker draws influence from an ever-expanding roster of artists and producers; crediting most of his assorted discography to the gritty textures of MF DOOM and STLNDRMS and the contemporary output of Kenny Beats and Mac Miller. 

Since his debut release in 2020, Odd Numbers has produced for an ensemble of on-the-rise Irish artists, including Wallfella, Hazey Haze, and Local Boy. His creative style is hard to pin down; with less focus placed on pushing his own signature sound, the producer favours tailoring his beats to the artist, allowing them to express themselves on a familiar canvas whilst exploring new sonic territories himself. Taking cues from multiple points in the Hip-Hop timeline, Odd Numbers effortlessly switches between old-school, contemporary, and alternative with each new project. 

The 2021 release of his first full-length, The Golden Éire Tapes Vol. 1, saw the producer level up the scope of his music-making. Featuring an eclectic line-up of 17 Irish artists, the project spanned all cornerstones of the Hip-Hop genre -- from lo-fi, jazz-infused numbers to glitched-out, bass-heavy trap -- and received international support from the likes of EARMILK, Yack! Magazine, and The Word is Bond. 

His fiery passion for the Irish Hip-Hop scene led to the launch of his independent label, Golden Éire Records, in 2022. An artist-focused venture, Golden Éire Records aims to connect the dots between the country’s numerous cliques and collectives, creating an environment where the dedicated could thrive. Following Odd Numbers’ ethos of collaboration and inclusivity, Golden Éire Records will soon serve its audience with a highly curated selection of music, live events, merchandise, and video content, showcasing the very best that Ireland has to offer. 

Fueled by the endless inspiration from his peers and a genuine love for the culture, Odd Numbers continues to evolve year-on-year as an artist. With a sound deep-rooted in the fundamentals of Hip-Hop and a humble approach to collaboration, he is steadily building a reputation as one of the most versatile producers in Ireland. 

 

“What Odd Numbers is doing within Ireland’s Hip Hop scene and the country as a whole is something that can only be championed. With his talent behind the boards and artist-first mentality, I see nothing but success for the rising producer.” ~ Darian Burns, Dope Hip-Hop 

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AT A GLANCE

  • Launched independent label Golden Éire Records in 2022.

  • Ranked #1 in The Anglo-Celt's ‘Best Songs of 2021’ roundup with his track Blue

  • Released his debut album, The Golden Éire Tapes Vol. 1, in mid-2021, featuring 17 of Ireland’s most prominent up-and-coming artists.

  • Voted first place in Hot Hit’s Top Ten Irish Hip-Hop/Urban Tracks of 2020 with his track ‘doubt me’. 

  • Featured in Spotify’s ‘Irish Rap & Drill 2022’ editorial playlist.

  • Featured on BBC Introducing, Hot Press Magazine, The Word is Bond, EARMILK, The Irish Times, and many more.

Notable shows and appearances.

  • 'Luv Nor Money' at MeMa's.

  • 'Shakalak Live & Presenting' at Bloody Mary's.

  • 'Gowan Hip-Hop' at Berlin D2.

  • 'Once in a Leap Year' at Odd Mollies.

  • 'Stepping into the Light' at The Workman's Club.

  • The Woodlands Stage at Vantastival 2019.

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SELECTED WORKS

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"From the Emerald Isle comes the sparkling green jewel in the crown of the indie and alternative hip hop scene."

PRESS, MEDIA & AIRPLAY

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Nialler9

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Hot Press

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EARMILK

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The Word Is Bond

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Soul Doubt

BBC Introducing

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Yack! Magazine

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District

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New Golden Era

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The Irish Times

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Slight Motif

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GoldenPlec

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Dope Hip Hop

Wordplay Magazine

Wordplay Magazine

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Dublin Gazette

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Surviving the Golden Age

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IMRO

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The Anglo-Celt

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Fruit Sonic

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Roadie Music

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Not Ya Manz

IGGY Magazine

IGGY Magazine

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The Nrthrd Podcast

Indieoclock

Indieoclock

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Amazing Radio

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RTÉ 2FM

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98FM

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8Radio

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The World Hip-Hop Show

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Dublin City FM

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Aurora Radio

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Flirt FM

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Hot Hits

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NearFM

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F.A.T.P. Hip-Hop Show UK

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Regular Music

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The Noisy Plug

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Last Day Deaf

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"His production style emulates that of the late '90s, pioneered by the likes of J Dilla, Madlib, and North Carolina rapper/producer 9th Wonder."​

CONTACT

Odhran O'Brien

(+353) 086 662 2253

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