This week’s Sync Song of the Week comes from borderline-EDM duo ODESZA, hailing from Seattle, Washington. Surprisingly, you’ve probably already heard stuff these guys have worked on as their remix of Pretty Lights’ “Lost and Found” appears on the Divergent soundtrack. A stellar soundtrack that accompanied the lackluster first installment to the film-adaptation saga, and therefore didn’t get the recognition it deserved.
The duo, comprised of college mates Clayton Knight and Harrison Mills, fall into a category of “Gen-Y producers out of California, Washington, and Oregon, like Giraffage, Electric Mantis, and Slow Magic [that] are utilizing some [of] the same basic production techniques as trap producers but doing to it as Phaeleh and Flume did to UK garage and Pretty Lights and Gramatik did to the more intense trip-hop sounds.”
According to an interview with the guys on LostinSound.org, Knight and Mills have carved out a new niche and even created a new sub-genre for their sound, “By smoothing out the edges, minimizing the moving parts and adding beautiful glitched out vocal melodies the result is what some would call dream-wave or what I refer to as deep trap.”
This week’s track, “Say My Name,” features Zyra’s vocal accouterments and would work well synced with countless projects. We think it has the catchiness to hold up in adverts, the youthfulness to accompany young adult projects (parts are suitable for both film AND TV), and the electronic yet safe commercial prowess to be a feature or title track in a number of film genres.
ODESZA is currently on a partially sold out tour of the US before heading to Europe this fall. Their new album drops September 9, 2014, which you can pre-order here, but until then enjoy the band’s remixes on SoundCloud, and follow their happenings on Twitter and Facebook!