The New LoFi

Ten Years



“Oddisee” is the moniker for the Sudanese-American rapper/producer Amir Elkhalifa. His new EP is called “AlWasta” is an Arabic colloquial term that roughly means “the plug.” The term “wasta” comes from the Arabic “wasar,” meaning “middle” or “middleman,” and describes a member of the community who acts as a connector.

Oddisee is set to release an instrumental album in May and then he’ll launch his world tour with his band Good Compny through July (tour dates below). And if the man wasn’t busy enough, he’ll end the year with a new solo album in the Autumn.

Check out my two favorite tracks from the EP below or stream AlWasta on Soundcloud in full.

Oddisee – Wouldn’t Be Surprised

Oddisee – Asked About You

Oddisee & Good Compny Tour Dates
3/26/16 Treefort Festival – Boise, ID
5/3/2016 Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA
5/6/16 Mainstage – Morgantown, WV
5/7/16 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
5/8/16 Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC
5/11/16 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
5/13/16 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5/14/16 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
5/15/16 Side Bar – Tallahassee, FL
5/16/16 Parish @ HOB – New Orleans, LA
5/20/16 Foundry at SLS – Las Vegas, NV
5/21/16 El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
5/22/16 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
5/24/16 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
5/26/16 The Independent – San Francisco, CA
5/30/16 Sasquatch Festival – Seattle, WA
6/4/16 Bunbury Festival – Cincinnatti, OH
6/12/16 Northside Festival – Brooklyn, NY
6/25/16 Glastonbury Festival – Pilton, UK
6/27/16 O2 Academy – Oxford, UK
7/7/16 Les Ardentes Festival – Leige, Belgium
7/8/16 North Sea Jazz Festival – Rotterdam, Netherlands
7/9/16 Open Source Festival – Dusseldorf, Germany
7/10/16 Cactus Festival – Bruges, Belgium
7/16/16 Melt! Festival – Gräfenhainichen, Germany
7/19/16 Valkhof Festival – Nijmegen, Netherlands
7/23/16 Hip Hop Open Festival – Vienna, Austria
7/27/16 Blue Balls Festival – Lucerne, Switzerland
7/29/16 Appletree Gardens Festival – Diepholz, DE
7/30/16 Stuttgart Festival – Stuttgart, DE