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In Focus: Odd Future

Los Angeles, 03.03.23

Focus on Odd Future

Good luck explaining the contemporary pop, hip hop and R&B landscape without Odd Future. Many of its current trends – colourful, jazz inflected production, a focus on collectives and collaborative scenes, free genre experimentation and cross pollination, were all channelled through a crew of LA school kids, skateboarders and their friends at the dawn of the 2010s.

Tyler, The Creator, Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt, The Internet, and numerous acts and artists who have orbited the now defunct label of Odd Future represent a dominance of modern US popular music that is tough to truly calculate. We sift through their influence and pick out some of their most important music.