Union Transfer


ODESZA (Early Show)

ODESZA (Early Show)

Jai Wolf, Kasbo

Wed, November 11, 2015

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$20.00 - $22.00

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This event is all ages

In 2012, Seattle production duo ODESZA began as a recording project between Harrison Mills (aka Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight (BeachesBeaches) after graduating from Western Washington University. Their first release, Summer's Gone, was a mixture of dreamy, sun trickled melodies, glitched out vocals, crunchy drums and large sweeping bass lines. Two tracks from Summer's Gone, "How Did I Get Here" and "iPlayYouListen," reached #1 on the Hype Machine Popular chart, cementing the duo as a force in the underground electronic community.
2013 saw the release of the My Friends Never Die EP with three of the five tracks hitting #1 on Hype Machine. Relentless touring followed, including dates with Pretty Lights, Emancipator, Michal Menert, and performances at Sasquatch Music Festival, Lightning In A Bottle, What The Festival, Summer Meltdown, Capitol Hill Block Party, MusicfestNW, Decibel Festival and Symbiosis Gathering. The duo was playing to larger and larger crowds when Pretty Lights tapped ODESZA to be the support act on the fall Pretty Lights tour and to remix "One Day They'll Know," which also hit #1 on Hype Machine and #8 on the iTunes Electronic Chart. Also in 2013, ODESZA selected their favorite producers for a follow up remix EP, My Friends Never Die Remixes, and launched the ambitious, ongoing mixtape series NO.SLEEP.

February 2014 brought the release of the ODESZA single "Sun Models (feat. Madelyn Grant)" off the forthcoming new album which also hit #1 on Hype Machine. In March 2014 ODESZA's remix of Pretty Lights' "Lost And Found" was released on the DIVERGENT movie soundtrack and hit #1 on Hype Machine, the duo's eighth #1 on Hype Machine.

ODESZA's first headlining tour this spring has numerous sold out shows across the country before playing Coachella.
Jai Wolf
Jai Wolf
Born in Bangladesh, Sajeeb Saha – the force behind the indie-electronic Jai Wolf project – bounced around quite a bit before finally settling in New York City. “I called Bangladesh, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New York all my home before I turned 15.”

Regardless of his changing environments, he kept his music studies consistent. “I started violin at age 5 and continued to learn until the end of High School,” says Saha. However, once he had earned his spot in the New York All State Orchestra, he felt he had gone as far as he wanted to with the violin. He wanted something new.

“Originally my parents didn’t want me to listen to anything except for traditional Bengali and classical music – they were afraid I’d lose my roots. But by the time I was a teenager, they became accepting of American music, and I began my exploration.”

In 2011, Saha started that exploration under the monicker No Pets Allowed. Within a few years, his mashups and bootleg remixes began to generate attention, quickly rising within the internet music community.

However, at the top of 2014, Saha decided to part ways with the project and start something new. “I realized I wanted to make music forever, and I didn’t want to leave my legacy with a name like No Pets Allowed. I didn’t want to be boxed into making dubstep or EDM in general. I wanted to make authentic music that would last forever.”

With the momentum generated through his previous project, Saha dove head first into the Jai Wolf project. Within the first few months, the project began to land a string of official remix opportunities throughout 2014 for established artists including Melanie Martinez, Dirty South, Alesso and ODESZA – each remix landing the #1 spot on Hype Machine (an organic, internet version of Billboard’s Top 100). His biggest break came in late 2014 when Skrillex put the official stamp on one of Jai Wolf’s bootlegs.

“Skrillex has always been one of my biggest inspirations. I had messaged him the remix, but I didn’t actually expect him to hear it. Next thing I know, someone tweets out that Skrillex dropped my remix at Glastonbury festival and soon after he signs it to Owsla.”

Soon after, Jai Wolf began to perform across the country with some consistency, including a debut festival performance at Coachella.

In the summer of 2015, Jai Wolf released his debut single Indian Summer through ODESZA’s label Foreign Family Collective.

“The success of Indian Summer has been so incredibly humbling. It’s the first time I’ve created a track where I was completely true to myself.”

As of July 2016, Indian Summer has sold over 70,000 singles, has gone #1 on Spotify’s US Viral Chart and #2 on iTunes’ Electronic Chart, earned a spot on Triple J’s Top 100 in Australia, and has received national sync placements including “American Idol”, “How To Get Away With Murder” and with the NBA.

In May 2016, Jai Wolf released his follow up single, “Drive”, once again through Foreign Family Collective. In just a few weeks, the cinematic track collected over 1 million plays on both Soundcloud and Spotify.

Saha’s journey from classical music to electronic music, and from No Pets Allowed to Jai Wolf is a compelling example of growth and success.

“It took me a while, but I finally feel comfortable making the music that I’ve always wanted to make. I feel like being my authentic self while creating music has been the reason for any of its success.”
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123