With Jea Leigh, Majestic, and Drum Enforcement Agency. Thursday, November 6, at the Rhythm Room.

DJ Odi 

With Jea Leigh, Majestic, and Drum Enforcement Agency. Thursday, November 6, at the Rhythm Room.

He's not bullet-ridden like 50 Cent, but premier NYC drum & bass DJ Odi did get his musical start in lock-up: When he was nine, Odi's baby-sitter tossed him in a room and left him to his own devices. He found a turntable -- and his calling. By 18, he was cutting his teeth at the world-famous New York City NASA parties. The Brooklyn boy soon produced tracks on Jungle Sky, the first drum & bass label, and has been a longtime participant in New York's renowned Koncrete Jungle nights.

As if that weren't enough, he's also credited with the advent of jump-up and often compared to DJs Aphrodite and Soul Slinger. He is known for diverse track selection, though, including jungle, house, breaks, and hip-hop in his sets. This jungle kingpin flaunts crazy scratching skills and fierce dubplates atop dense rhythms and hyper-syncopated beats. Equipment permitting, he'll even rock it on three decks for the crowd.

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