Visually impaired (blind) rapper Dragg has dropped his video for the OD Hunte produced track “Holla at You” ft US based singer Amandi Brown.
All production, recording and mixing inquiries @odhunte
Credits Written by OD Hunte/Dragg/ Amandi Brown Rap Vocals: Dragg Sung Vocals: Amandi Brown Produced Recorded & Mixed OD Hunte @odhunte All instruments OD Hunte All production, recording and mixing inquiries @odhunte
Finally we can air and reveal some of the projects that have been in progress for a while. J Appiah's "I Aint Rich Yet" Produced, Recorded and Mixed by OD Hunte has premiered and has already been added to some music playlists. All production, recording and mixing inquiries @odhunte
Credits Written by J Appiah @jessesings Vocals and vocal arrangement J Appiah Recorded, Produced & Mixed OD Hunte @odhunte Acoustic Guitar J Appiah Bass guitar, Keyboards, Strings OD Hunte Live Drums Jonathan Czerwik
Video Produced and Directed by Kwaku Mensah @kmenmedia The video features Chelsea and French International Footballer Florent Maloda @realflorentm
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OD Hunte has a busy couple of weeks coming up, working with a slew of new artists: Nadine Beiler (Austrian, singer performed in Eurovision writing, single, album tracks), the amazing Julia Sprada (Swedish, singer/songwriter), Strypez (recording EP with Wretch32, Jacob Banks), Jesse Appiah (writing more tracks and another TV series theme tune), Cybil Charles-Nelson (writing), Shwain (writing singles, album), Sian Gentle (spoken word artist) Harriet Jones (new Devon based singer) and finishing the incredible tracks with Hatty Keane/Cybil Charles-Nelson.
OD Hunte's main co-writing partner new Singer/Songwriter J Appiah has been selected by BBC introducing to have his track playlisted starting from Monday 21st January 2013. His track "I Aint Rich Yet" which was recorded, produced and mixed by OD Hunte will be played on the following shows:
1Xtra Monday 21st Jan - Twin B (7 am - 10am) Tuesday - Sarah Jane Crawford (1pm - 4 pm) Wednesday - Mista Jam (7 pm - 10 pm) Thursday - Trevor Nelson (10am -1pm) Saturday - Yasmin Evans (7am -10am) Saturday - DJ Target (4pm -7pm) Sunday - Adele Roberts (1am - 4pm)
OD has had a very hectic start to 2013. Apart from commercial music projects and production music projects (music for Film and TV), OD also has corporate clients and provides music for their live shows that go out across the UK and Europe in many of the world's top holiday resorts. OD provides backing track recreations of popular hits turning them into Glee style medleys with FX and also writes custom theme songs to briefs which are performed at their live shows at their holidays resorts. OD is currently finishing off projects for several corporate clients in a rush for their 2013 holiday season. On the commercial front, there are projects in the pipeline for 2013 which will be revealed once the ink has dried on the deals. New artists projects airing soon including OD's main songwriting partner J Appiah - who's OD Hunte produced “I Aint Rich Yet" has been playlisted on BBC 1XTRA BBC introducing on the week commencing Jan 21st, the excellent singer/songwriter Portia Emare and the sultry Pop Soul singer Jordan Delarosa. Director Chas Appeti will be shooting a video for rapper Dragg who’s OD Hunte Produced track “Holla At You” will get an airing soon.
OD Hunte enlisted the help of singer/songwriter J Appiah to deliver the theme tune for The Cisse Diary series on Trace - Sky 442 in the UK. The series is also being broadcast internationally through Trace. Stay tuned to hear the full length version of Born To Fly.
OD Hunte was commissioned by Universal Publishing to produce and write two tracks according to their brief. Better On My Side is one of the two new original tracks by OD featuring Las Vegas Singer/songwriter Marcus Marshall. BOMS was produced, programmed and mixed by OD Hunte. All vocal and topline duties were performed by Marcus "Mr Vocals" Marshall. Vocal recording was done in Las Vegas with production and mixing in London.
The music industry is in unchartered waters. One thing holds true however; that labels are taking less risks on artists and artists now have more power than ever to take control of their careers. The advent of the internet, YouTube and cover videos, MP3s, reality TV shows, games and media consumption in general have changed the business model dramatically. Although every situation, label or artist is different, one truthful generalisation is that labels want to jump on a moving train; they want some action or artist-created-buzz before they commit to signing an artist. Read More...
OD has written for most of the major production music companies in the UK including Extreme (Sony ATV), KPMH (EMI) and Universal and although busy on multiple projects is still finding time to write more tracks for Universal and new synch company Synctracks. OD is currently in talks to write for a more library companies, full details to be released shortly.
One of the things that can be frustrating to a lot of individuals looking to get into producing music is that a lot of the required software and hardware is expensive. It can be frustrating to want to make House, for example, only to find out that even the lower-level entry software is near or into the three digits.
The problem this generates for a lot of companies making the software is high piracy rates. FL Studio is a frequently pirated audio production program, and that's probably a pretty big issue for Image Line to deal with when they're looking to profit from their work, especially given that the demo allows you to export songs created in a single session to mp3. C'mon, pirates!
But the sad fact of the matter is that many of them are not pirating the software with the intention of simply stealing from a company - some of them genuinely want careers, want their music to find its way into clubs, onto television, onto someone'spoker.deplaylist. But that software barrier, when removed, means some go on to make it, and then buy the software they stole because they can finally make it past the catch 22 of "no money, no software, but no software, no money."
But making money with music is now both easier and harder than ever. The internet means being able to sell music on Beatport, on Bandcamp, and on iTunes, and more platforms in addition to this. It's an exciting time to be a musician, as there's little need for labels if you don't want them, but it means a lot of self-promotion to survive amongst the millions of artists who are doing the same thing as you. So bear all of this in mind, and remember - musicians have it tough, but work hard, pay your dues (or pay in advance, this is also a good thing and the right thing to do) and self-promote like crazy. Good luck.
OD Hunte was commissioned by one of his corporate entertainment clients to recreate several hits for a live show based on mashups provided by the client. He was asked to reproduced 13 tracks, some of which had 3-4 song snippets in each track including remix and original versions.
ALL sounds were re-programmed, recorded and mixed by OD Hunte. Some tracks included extra effects or new patterns. JLS She makes Me Wanna
Lady Gaga Born This Way (Remix)
Maroon 5 Moves Like Jagger
Chris Brown - Beautiful People Rihanna Dont Stop The Music
LMAFO - Party Rock Anthem
Bounce Calvin Harris Tick Tock Ke$ha The Time The Black Eyed Peas
DJ Got Us Fallin In Love Dont Stop The Music Mashup Pitbull Usher
Swedish House Mafia - Save The World
Katy Perry - ET with remix sections
We Found Love- Rihanna
OD Hunte has been busy in the studio working on tracks with and for signed and up and coming artists including Wretch 32, Daley, Fleur East, Portia Emare, Kerem, Jesse Appiah, Ellis, Shwain, Swift Kid, Yellows, Bilal, Chronz, songwriter Farah, soul singer Alicia and Kaleem Taylor. Watch this space for news of new releases and track promos.
Emma Blakk’s Turn My Life Around has been added to Channel AKA 5995 to the playlists: Hottest 20 Street Bangers, UK Tings and Breaking British. Mean while the track has hit the radio with plays on 1Xtra from DJ Target.
Like most of OD’s projects, Emma wrote to OD’s existing backing track. OD The produced, recorded and mixed the record.
Producer OD Hunte recently Produced, recorded and mixed a three track EP for US artist Lovita. Tough Love is the only track made available to the public and shows off Lovita’s unique talent as a vocalist and songwriter. All instruments by OD Hunte.
Finally we can reveal the great new video for the OD Hunte co-written and Produced Turn My Life Around performed by Emma Blakk. All instruments, recording and mixing by OD Hunte. Directed by Chas Appeti & Simon Dewey (Lost Boyz Ent)
Well done to Portia Emare on winning the Urban Development competition to do a writing competition with Yasmin (Ministry of Sound). Portia had the most votes with her song Release Your Power, Produced and co-written by OD Hunte.
Portia Emare is currently in the running to win a writing session with Yasmin based on being one of the 5 contestants selected for her writing and vocal ability by the Urban development team. Release, the track co-written with and produced by OD Hunte is the track currently in the competition.
Please VOTE Portia Emare to win a writing session w/ Yasmin w/ this link
January is proving to be a busy month for OD Hunte who has been working with several up and coming acts as well as pitching for more established acts signed to Roc Nation and numerous other UK major labels, the full details of which we will be revealed in due course. Some of the very talented unsigned acts include Lovita Elizabeth, Jesse, Portia Emare, Emma Black, Georgia Barry, Yomi, Dragg, Amandi Music plus others again to be revealed shortly.
Following on from the placement of "From the Start" by Slic 1 in Farce of the Penguins which features the voice talent of Samuel L Jackson and Whoopi Goldberg, OD is celebrating another placement for From The Start in new US TV series Necessary Roughness which is about a Long Island psychotherapist whose personal life unravels when she finds her husband cheating. From the Start is taken from the OD Hunte produced, recorded and mixed album - My Mind State for artist Slic 1. Contact OD Hunte now to discuss your production, mixing or mixing needs.
OD Hunte scores another US TV sych for his track "Get Them Hands Hi" with his Ten Days Till recording project in the hit US comedy Blue Mountain State. Get Them Hands Hi will also be included in the Soundtrack for the 3rd series. Ten Days Till is singer/songwriter Lifford and Producer/writer/ OD Hunte.
Get Them hands Hi was previously synched in American Pie 6, Hey Paula, Fast Lane, and EA Sports NBA Live 07.
Get Them Hands Hi is taken from the OD Hunte produced, recorded and mixed album - MusicSoulLife Contact OD Hunte now to discuss your production, mixing or mixing needs.
All major outlets are taking pre-orders on Wretch 32’s Delux Version of his debut album Black and White (Deluxe version). Tracks 17,18,19 were Produced by OD Hunte, including Don’t Go (Acoustic version) featuring a beautiful string arrangement with live strings. Track 16, Air was mixed by OD Hunte. Pre-order now and help chart the album at number 1.
One of Britain's most talented wordsmiths Wretch 32's debut album is due out in August 2011 and OD Hunte spent a day in the prestigious Sarm recording acoustic versions of three of Wretch's songs. Perhaps the guest vocalists may lead to the clue as to which songs will have Acoustic versions produced by OD Hunte. Guests Included Josh Kumra, Alex Mills and L.
OD Hunte was a guest on the BBC Breakfast programme and BBC Five Live programme to add his views on subjects surrounding the Government review of the Sexualization and Commercialisation of Childhood announced today from the angle of a parent and working music producer/writer.
OD Hunte was one of six guest lecturers and demonstrators at the Deep Blue Sound | JAMES | Event held in Plymouth in May 2011. As part of the programme run over 6 days, OD did two lectures - The Apple iOS Industry Vs the Music Industry (from an independent creators' viewpoint) and Marketing and Urban Record (Starting from the Ground Up), two work shops and 2 questions and answers panels. OD Hunte also runs his own iPhone Development company Appnoosedeveloping and marketing his ideas for sale in the Apple App store so is uniquely place to comment on the comparisons between the two industries.
The second OD Hunte produced track with a video to hit the TV in two months is Siow's Feelin On Me. FOM is now on Sky's AKA and Channel Starz TV.
Text “STARZ 4283” to phone number 71000 to vote ALSO, Text “AKA 5226” to phone number 71000 for FEELIN ON ME Feelin On Me Video: Best Of Me Video:
UK club DJs are Feeling the OD Hunte Produced and co-written track Feelin On Me performed by Derek Siow. Check out what some of the DJs have to say about Feelin On Me cut by the Chinese Australian singer songwriter:
The OD Hunte Produced & Co-written track. Best Of Me is enjoying Radio support from national commercial national radio, pirates and specialist. Some of the stations supporting the record include:
KISS FM, CHOICE FM, BANG RADIO, CAPITAL NETWORK, FIRE FM – (BOURNEMOUTH), NE1 FM 102.5FM – (NEWCASTLE), KEMET RADIO – (NOTTINGHAM) - ADDED TO THEIR A LIST – (21.03.11), UNITY RADIO – (MANCHESTER), RINSE FM 100.2FM, SHINE 87.9FM E LONDON, HIGHTZ 103.0FM N LONDON , KOOL 94.6FM, LIGHTENING 90.8FM DÉJÀ VU 92.4FM E LONDON SUBJAM 104.7FM ESSEX PUSH FM HOUSE 88.6FM PASSION 97.9FM PYRO RADIO WESTSIDE 89.6FM
Really cool video shoot yesterday with artist Derek Siow for the OD Hunte produced and co-written track FEELIN ON ME. Looking forward to the video to make that three videos in three months and two in rotation, third one pending release. Publishing available on all three tracks.
Best Of Me with remixes by Digital Dog and Side Effect has entered the Music Week commercial club chart at number 37 this week. Interestingly there are only 2 other promo records in the top 40 from independent labels the other 92% of the chart being made up of major label promos.
After debuting at number 10 on the AKA chart, channel AKA viewers have continued to show their support for the video in its second week, voting Best of Me into the number 2 position on the AKA chart. click picture
The Mega site Popjustice has selected First Place as the Song of the Day. They’re calling First Place “N-Dubz on Broadway” with a feature on the heavily trafficked Popjustice front page. (click picture to enlarge)
Best Of Me by the OD Hunte Produced and managed group First Place debuted at No 10 this week in the AKA video chart! See it on the AKA website
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Best Of Me - First Place - Channel AKA - TEXT 5099 TO 71000 TO REQUEST
Best Of Me - First Place - Channel AKA - TEXT 5099 TO 71000 TO REQUEST
This is what AKA have said; ‘This Bristol based trio fuse together something positive and upbeat; with major chords, a memorable pop chorus, urban beats and an African tempo all coming together to tell a musical story, this is real song writing. The track went straight to number 10 in the AKA chart, in the first week of being play listed which is a great indication to how viewers feel about the track. We will definitely be keeping a close eye on First Place this year’
Channel AKA in the UK will be playing Best of Me by First Place from today. We need your votes:
The Best Of Me Video is currently being featured on the Free Request Show (4pm - 7pm daily) and UK Tings (3am – 6am daily) and Hottest 20 Street Bangers** (7am – 8am most mornings). Click picture to view.
OR CALL 0800 612 2467 DURING THE FREE REQUEST SHOWS (FREE FROM LANDLINES, MOBILE CHARGE APPLY)
The video has been added to the following:
UK Tings (3am – 6am daily)
Free Request Show* (4pm - 7pm daily)
Hottest 20 Street Bangers** (7am – 8am most mornings)
*Please note that irregular voting will be investigated and your track will be suspended from the AKA play list. (We offer the Free Request Show to your fans and the viewers in order for them to make the choice to vote for your video, it is not in place for you to increase your own votes/rotation.)
**Please note that the video will stay in the ‘Hottest 20 Street Bangers’ for a limited period.
First place will be hitting schools in Bristol and Bath from March 2011. 10 lucky schools will get to see Yomi, Frenzee and Allegra perform their new single Best Of Me and sign First Place merchandise as well as ask the band questions. March 1st 2011
Check out the first single Best of Me by First Place Produced by OD Hunte
First Place Best Of Me Released Spring 2011
First Place is the new pop urban group made up of three talented individuals residing in Bristol. Singer, rapper and songwriter Yomi started the group after performing with 19 year old rapper and Urban Music Award Winner Frenzee locally and as far away as Glasgow. Singer/ songwriter and ex-stage school Grade-A student Allegra was originally a fan of Frenzee's music but is now a group member she brings balance and sweetness to the group with her soulful pop tones.
Produced by OD Hunte. All instruments, recording, production & mixing by OD Hunte. Vocals by First Place Written by Y.S. DAVIES, N.R. SMITH, K.J. MILER, O.D. HUNTE
Video Directed by Rosie Collins www.rosiecollinsphotography.com
All Press, interview, performance, management requests, contact First Place via http://www.firstplacetheband.com Follow http://twitter.com/firstplacemusic
One of the UK's leading newspapers has run an article featuring ITGO Interval Trainer GO, the health and fitness App developed by OD Hunte through his iOS company Appnoose. Check out the feature on ITGO below. ITGO now has the honour of being featured in The FT.com and the Independent as well as ABC and the App store.
The New Year brings more heat. There’s a lot going on in January 2010. New tracks with group First Place (video shoot today) and the Lovelle Hill project, which is going to Radio (more tracks being mixed today). Stay tuned.
Twin 16 year old sisters Gem N I have been invited out to LA by highly successful entertainment company Beluga Heights run by J.R. Rotem (Sean Kingston, Rihanna, Jason Derulo, Iyaz) and Zach Katz after hearing and seeing the youtube snippet video of the OD Hunte Produced track - You Changed Me.
Last week saw the Beatles’ catalogue released onto iTunes for the first time. And X-Factor in the UK had a Beatles themed night. Which sort of reminded us that we had this cover version of one of the Beatles most covered tracks Yesterday performed by the group OD put together called GhettoLight.
If you like the Beatles and Lauryn Hill style Hip Hop R&B then chances are you’ll like this cover version.
19 year old upcoming R&B singer/writer Shirin is set to perform her new track ‘You’ve Got That Magic’ co-written with and Produced by OD Hunte along with her new single to a crowd of 15 thousand at the November 3rd event at the King George V Playing Fields, Portsmouth.
Busy week again, Just wrapped Universal Publishing project, starting another for them, Mixing two tracks by one of the best examples of how to independently create a buzz - Shirin (who will be performing one of our tracks to a crowd of 15,000 and live on radio this week), and more work with Gem N I on a JR Rothem track, sent over after hearing You changed Me Produced/ co-written by OD on YouTube. Read More...
The Music Industry is in unchartered waters. One thing holds true however; that labels are taking less risks on artists and artists now have more power than ever to take control of their careers. The advent of the internet, mp3s, reality TV shows, games and media consumption in general have changed the business model dramatically. Although every situation - label, artist is different, one truthful generalisation is that labels want to jump on a moving train; they want some action or artist-created-buzz before they commit to signing an artist.
OD has placed his track Crook Dancin' by his New York rap artist Slic One in the EA Sports game Fight Night 2006. This is the sequel to the hugely successful Fight Night which featured track by Fabulous. OD Produced, recorded and mixed all the tracks from the album Album 'My Mind State'. The Album is available on iTunes UK and US. The line up for this 2006 game will be released shortly.