Introducing: Def-Odd Records
Def-Odd Records is an independent record label based in Berkeley, CA. It is founded by a group of UCB students who seek to put "music first." They want to help remove some of the obstacles that gatekeep the entry of new talents and their sounds, wanting to help grassroot artists become more professional and commercially viable. The label is still very much in its early stages as a small collective despite the company being founded in Oct 2018. The first two initial years of development was practically underwater, but we truly hope to make our presence more widely known as we enter 2021! We are well aware that the current music industry is built on exploiting artists when mutual winning is what should take place. We want to change that with the talents that we work with, offering them the tools, network and knowledge to grow collectively alongside with us. We hope that this video can offer you some insights about who we are and what we do. The first part of the video features a virtual event that we hosted. The event was purposed to be a music discussion/appreciation night, where we have the participating artists/producers submit songs that they are currently working on as we listen and give each other feedback. We were very lucky to have the VP of Quadio, Abir Hossain, as our guest speaker for that night, giving professional tips for those who seek to enter the business side of the music industry. The second part of the video features our weekly jam sessions with artists, where we have producers and artists swing over to the "studio" (apartment) and work on/record music, hoping to foster an environment filled with creative energy :) We will be continuously releasing more videos about us and our growth, please follow along with us and witness the process! IG: https://www.instagram.com/defoddrecords/ Discord: https://discord.gg/yNdY3YF8
Odd Head Breakdowns - Wønder on "Mejor Sola"
Gustavo Maravilla Cruz, known as, Wønder is a Mexican singer, songwriter, and music producer form West Pittsburg, California. Since the age of 14, he began composing lyrics and bringing music pieces to life. Having loved music from a young age; Wønder has sought to push the envelope of music, finding its limits and breaking them Now 23, Wønder draws inspiration from the people that surround him with love. From the mother and father who filled his home with music to the sister who shares an unbreakable bond with the artist. From the friends who molded his consciousness and broadened his horizons with a wealth of outside experiences and sensations. To the woman who would channel and drive the artist's passion, urges, and desires into his music. Drawing from the rich heritage of Latin America, Wønder brings his focus to Reggaeton. Allowing his music to reach a diverse audience. Driven by perfection in music and inspired by artists like @Tainy, @SkyRompiendo, and @BennyBlanco, Wønder brings to his audience the reverberation of different instruments, sounds, and instrumentation of Reggaeton and Latin trap on his latest mix We were blessed to have met Wønder in July of 2020. Ever since then we have been working closely with the artist to release a catalogue of music that is out on all streaming platforms. In this Odd Head Breakdown, we present a deeper insight into the creative thought of the making of his single, "Mejor Sola." Wønder's IG: https://www.instagram.com/liketowonder/ Wønder's Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6P4ZGR8aPGLBEK3KTMgOie?si=jvwWOve7T8CSI1UigncZMA