IT’S BEEN AMAZING SO MANY WONDERFUL PEOPLE AND TEAMS, CONTRIBUTING TO ODYSSIA FROM DAY ONE!
Brand Partners 2016 – 2017
Cariocas Beach Bar
The main venue for Odyssia Festival, Cariocas Bar has stood on the beach of Schinos Bay for over 18 years. Having hosted legends such as Frankie Knuckles, David Morales, Moodymann and Louie Vega during its lengthy tenure, it’s handcrafted bar and dance floor spills out onto unspoiled beaches, providing the perfect setting for the inaugural Odyssia Festival. With a limited capacity for just over a thousand revelers and a multitude of nooks, crannies, balconies and chill-out areas, Cariocas instills a truly warming, intimate vibe that’s been heaped praise by customers and DJ’s alike.
Celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year, New York City based Body&Soul have recently taken Asia by storm, grooving in the mega cities of Hong Kong and Tokyo. Like a house party that got too big for someone’s living room, Body&Soul trio Danny Krivit, François K and Joaquin Claussell, found more appropriate venues for it. Always with a wide ranging crowd, Body&Soul will make Odyssia feel even more love and unity where dancing is the universal language.
The Pool is home to a rich and diverse collection of DJs and Live Acts. Their internationally recognized and respected collection of artists include legendary greats such as Todd Terje, Young Marco and DJ Harvey. Resolute tastemakers and pioneers within their fields these guys are all fantastic entertainers. Matt Johnson assembled this pool of talent after many years working at the revered London label Nuphonic and its subsequent critically acclaimed imprint Tirk. Fresh and groundbreaking talents sit alongside legendary artists who have been consistently filling dance floors for decades. The Pool’s energy and passion for truly great music is what really resonates; from it’s roots in the underground clubs to a booking history with the most prestigious Festival stages, arenas and venues around the globe.
Starting out throwing un-licensed houseparties within their London studio back in 2013, Percolate have since risen to the status of one of the cities best-loved parties. Hosting the likes of Moodymann, Bonobo, Tama Sumo, Levon Vincent and Gerd Janson, they’ve put on parties throughout London, from more intimate spaces such as Shapes and the Hoxton basement to the stripped back warehouses of the Steelyard and Bloc’s Autumn Street venue. They’ve even expanded beyond the capital, hosting events in Manchester and Amsterdam as well as a stage at last year’s Gottwood Festival. We’re delighted to have them involved in the very first Odyssia Festival.
Half Baked first started as a party almost 6 years ago, on a sunny Sunday afternoon in an arched car park in East London. A celebration of everything that a good Sunday party should be – big smiles, close friends and great music! Throughout those years the party has reached new heights, having used many of the spaces, big and small right across East London, Half Baked has now made appearances at festivals such as Secret Garden Party. They throw parties in cities across the world such as Berlin, Barcelona, Miami, Istanbul, Beirut – the list goes on and on! The addition of a record label a few years back to run alongside the party gave Half Baked the chance to release the music of its family members and close friends, all whilst capturing the special vibe of their parties within each record.
London’s premier House and Techno record outlet, the Phonica story began 13 years ago with the arrival of their Soho store. They’ve since far outgrown their humble beginnings, hosting parties at the likes of Fabric, XOYO and Number 90, as well as an impressive string of in-store sets, recently including an artist none other than Richie Hawtin. Phonica have a number of major labels under their belt, including Phonica Records and Phonica White Labels that feature releases from the likes of Mr G, Midland, Prosumer, Gerd Janson and Paul Woolford. We can’t wait to see where Phonica take Odyssia festival this year.
Deviation, held on the first Friday of the month, is one of London’s most successful club nights. Their monthly residency now takes place at XOYO in London’s style zone Shoreditch. Alongside resident DJ Benji B and host Judah, they’ve invited an impressive lineup of guests spanning all genres of music that fit under the Deviation banner, including Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke, Joy Orbison, Floating Points, Skream, Moodymann, Dam-Funk, Theo Parrish, Omar-S and Zomby to Sampha, Arca, Travis Scott, Kelela, James Blake, Bok Bok, Jamie XX and Lil Silva to name a few. Deviation sessions have been held at a range of venues across London from Fabric to Paradise. Deviation has sessioned globally including Paris, Berlin, Madrid, New York, Detroit, Miami, Moscow and Croatia.
Not Everyone Understands House Music. N.E.U.H.M was born out of Naples in 2011 and drawing inspiration from the legendary parties of The Paradise Garage, Studio 54, the Warehouse in Chicago and The Loft. The creation of this collective was a response to the stagnating scene within the city, aimed at stripping the stereotypes of modern underground clubbing and bringing parties back to basics and back to the music. With previous bookings such as Marcellus Pittman, David Morales and Jeremy Underground, as well as a management agency boasting the likes of Joe Claussell, Danny Krivit and Ron Trent, we can’t wait to see what N.E.U.H.M bring to Odyssia Festival 2016.
Need2Soul have been doing their thing since 2004. Dedicated purveyors of raw house, disco, techno, jazz, soul and more, Need2Soul has an uncompromising and underground music-first approach that was at first inspired by legendary New York Sunday party Body & SOUL. Need2Soul is proud of its uncompromising and underground, music-first approach. It’s about great parties, stunning venues and grooving dance floors.
Cariocas Beach Bar
The main venue for Odyssia Festival, Cariocas Bar has stood on the beach of Schinos Bay for over 18 years. Having hosted the likes Frankie Knuckles, David Morales, Moodymann and Louie Vega during its lengthy tenure, it’s handcrafted bar and dance floor spills out onto unspoiled beaches, providing the perfect setting for the inaugural Odyssia Festival. With a limited capacity of just over a thousand revellers and a multitude of nooks, crannies, balconies and chill-out areas, Cariocas instills a truly warming, intimate vibe that’s been heaped praise by customers and DJ’s alike.
More than just a music collective, Lunare Project conveys a way and understanding of life. Lunare’s roots are embedded in environmental sustainability, and the collective makes ethical and aesthetic decisions. Lunar Project disseminates and promotes its values to a wide audience thanks to Radio Yacht, in an all digital mode. Sophisticated and tasteful ambiance, the project is a state of mind, a lifestyle, a point of view. Lunare project will open your eyes to a new way of music.
Lunare project’s own radio station, Radio Yacht is freedom without geographical limits; radio on the go, dedicated to free spirits. It involves the best International DJs and the aim is for the audience to enjoy the music actively and instinctively with all their senses.
Having won the Best Club of 2015 from City Life Awards, Manchester nightclub Hidden is building a reputation as one of the strongest nightclubs in the UK. With the likes of Levon Vincent, Mala and Josey Rebelle gracing the decks at the new club, they’ve seemingly created a space where promoters are going to them to organise nights, not the other way around. Having one of Europe’s hottest new clubs with us, makes us incredibly excited to see the energy they’ll bring to the Greek mainland, we are itching to set sail.
Another branch of Gilles Peterson’s legendary Worldwide family, Worldwide FM have been showering listeners with the best of soul, afro, electronica, jazz and hip-hop on a daily basis since February of this year. With shows from Gilles himself and his protégé Thris Tian, as well as guest slots from the likes of Ghostpoet, all playing an array of artists from Kendrick Lamar, Nils Frahm, Sango, Congo Natty, Gwen McCrae and Swindle. Expect a typically eclectic mix from some of the best tastemakers around.
With a cutting edge of music, culture and new world musings (plus the best pick of upcoming parties, wedding receptions, discos and, interestingly, kebab shops), Ransom Note share their own views on all aspects of the electronic music world. Whether it’s new mixes and releases, artist interviews or opinionated articles on the culture around the electronic scene, they’ve got it covered in their own inimitable way. They describe themselves as ‘the Acid House-obsessed, cross-eyed, distant cousin of Private Eye’.
This 1-year-old collective has been booking some technically outstanding DJs such as Linkwood, Dan Beaumont and Peggy Gou. They aim to showcase artists who rarely play in Bristol to expand, extend and diversify the artist’s audience and further Bristol’s label as a city of independent music moguls. What distinguishes Musu nights from the rest of Bristol’s best sees the artists playing for extended sets, enabling an exotic journey through the loose and electrifying genres of house to disco in intimate venues. Their events are always published with furtive artwork that captures the desired crowd. When you have bookings as on point as Peggy Gou, it’s no wonder Jackmaster turns up to participate in all the tomfoolery.
Love Dose is as inventive with its venues as a label can get. From shabby disco basements to stripped back art galleries and a variety of abandoned warehouses, Love Dose has infiltrated the northern city of Manchester and taken it by storm. With unique cuts and mixes from the new generation of producers, the sound is consequently fresh and innovative. With deep tech sounds and funky house beats, get your dose of love on the beach of Schinos bay.