Odd Nosdam

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Odd Nosdam
Birth name David P. Madson
Origin Cincinnati, Ohio
Genres Alternative hip hop, ambient, dub
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ
Instruments Sampler
Years active 1998–present
Labels Anticon, Leaving Records, Burnco Recs, Baro, Joyful Noise Recordings
Associated acts cLOUDDEAD, Reaching Quiet, Jel, Serengeti
Website www.anticon.com

Odd Nosdam is an American hip hop / ambient / psychedelic music producer, DJ, visual artist, and live performer.

Having cut his teeth producing warped and bombastic beats as a member of cLOUDDEAD, Nosdam has since gone on to record and release some of the most revered work in the post-millennial, abstract hip-hop world. Through his solo productions and various collaborations and remixes, the Anticon co-founder traces an indelible strain of super-saturated, no-fi weirdness that intersects British IDM, West Coast hip-hop, and ethereal drone. - Bobby Power Creative Loafing


Odd Nosdam was first noticed for his lo-fi drone and warped hip hop production on cLOUDDEAD, the debut album released in 2001 by cLOUDDEAD, his former group with Yoni Wolf of Why? and Doseone.[1] Some of the music on cLOUDDEAD first appeared on Nosdam's second beat tape, Plan 9... Meat Your Hypnotis., a sketchbook-like collection of beats and sound experiments first released in 1999 and reissued in 2002.[citation needed] That same year, under the name Reaching Quiet, Yoni Wolf and Nosdam released their collaborative effort, In the Shadow of the Living Room.[2] Nosdam's third beat tape, No More Wig for Ohio, self-released in 2002, was rereleased by Anticon in 2003.[3] In 2004, after multiple tours and 2 Peel Sessions, Clouddead released their final album, Ten and called it quits.[citation needed]

Mike Patton hired Nosdam and his long-time friend and collaborator Jel in 2004 for production assistance on Patton's Peeping Tom project.[citation needed] This led to Mike Patton contributing vocals to "11th Ave Freakout Pt 2" the centerpiece of Nosdam's first proper solo album, Burner. Released in 2005, the album also features Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason of múm, Jessica Bailiff, Andrew Broder of Fog, Dosh, and Dax Pierson among others.[4] Level Live Wires, Nosdam's second solo album, was released in 2007 and features Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio, Dee Kesler of Thee More Shallows, Chris Adams of Hood, Jel and Jessica Bailiff.[5] Also in 2007, Nosdam created the soundtrack for Element Skateboards video This Is My Element and in 2009, released the music as the T.I.M.E. Soundtrack.[6]

Soon after meeting Serengeti in 2009, Jel & Odd Nosdam began co-producing tracks for the Chicago rapper also known as Kenny Dennis aka KDz of Tha Grimm Teachaz.[citation needed] The trio's first collaborative effort, the Kenny Dennis EP, was released in 2012.[7] The album C.A.R. followed soon after. In June 2013, Anticon released the Kenny Dennis LP an album entirely produced by Nosdam that features Anders Holm of Comedy Central's Workaholics and DJ Jel.[citation needed] The Kenny saga continues on Kenny Dennis III, released by Joyful Noise Recordings in November 2014.

In 2013, Stones Throw released the Matthewdavid curated Dual Forms compilation, featuring Odd Nosdam's "Sisters", the title track of his forthcoming release on Matthewdavid's Leaving Records.[citation needed]

Nosdam has remixed tracks by a variety of bands and artists including Boards of Canada, The Notwist, Sole,[8] Danielson, Bracken, Dark Dark Dark, Main Attrakionz, Kaigen, Teebs, El Ten Eleven, Mwahaha, Black Moth Super Rainbow, and Serena-Maneesh.[citation needed]



  • Anecdoticselfportrait (1998) cassette
  • Plan 9... Meat Your Hypnotis. (1999) cassette
  • Nonametape (1999) cassette
  • Reject (2001) CD
  • Plan 9... Meat Your Hypnotis. (2002) 2LP/CD
  • No More Wig for Ohio (2002) CD
  • No More Wig for Ohio (2003, reissue) 2LP/CD
  • Your American Bonus (2004) 7"
  • Untitled Three (2005) 12"
  • Burner (2005) 2LP/CD
  • Vol. 8 (2006) CD
  • cLOUDDEAD instrumentals (2007) CD
  • Level Live Wires (2007) LP/CD
  • The Exciting Sounds of Level Live Wires (2007) bonus CD
  • This Is My Element Soundtrack (2007) CD
  • Pretty Swell Explode (2008) 2LP/2CD
  • 15 Minutes of Funk (2008) CD
  • Circus Faux Prez Beats! (2008) download
  • T.I.M.E. Soundtrack (2009) LP/CD
  • Vol. 9 (2004-2007) (2010) CD/download
  • If Grill du Rot (1999-2001) (2012) download
  • Vol. 7.1 (2000-2003) (2013) download
  • T r i s h (2013) cassette/download
  • Vol. 17 (2005-2009) (2014) download
  • "Kenny Dennis LP instrumentals" (2014)
  • "Kenny Dennis III instrumentals" (2014)


  • Le Mixtape (2001)
  • Le Mixtape Delux (2002)
  • Rap Tapes Mixtape (2005)
  • Le Mix Ambient (2006)
  • Thrift Store Mixtape (2006)
  • Dies of Happiness, of Sorrow, Dreams (2008)
  • Mixtape Super Delux (2008)
  • Nofoolisnotaintready (2009)
  • Albatross Pub Dub (2009)
  • Le Mix Ambient (2013) cassette version
  • Nosdam's Other Worlds in Mono mix (2014)


  • "Apt.A" (1999)
  • "And All You Can Do Is Laugh." (1999)
  • "I Promise Never to Get Paint on My Glasses Again." (1999)
  • "JimmyBreeze" (2000)
  • "(Coud Dead Number Five)" (2000)
  • "Bike" (2000)
  • Clouddead (2001)
  • "This About the City" b/w "The Sound of a Handshake" (2001)
  • The Peel Session (2002)
  • "Dead Dogs Two" (2004)
  • Ten (2004)


  • Madtoons Beat Orchestra - "So Long, Mike Part 1" b/w "Black Light District" (2000)
  • Reaching Quiet - "113th Clean" on Ropeladder 12 (2000)
  • Why? / Odd Nosdam - Split EP! (2001)
  • Anticon - We Ain't Fessin' (Double Quotes) (2002)
  • Reaching Quiet - In the Shadow of the Living Room (2002)
  • Odd Nosdam / Drape - Flower Snow Falls (2009)
  • Jel & Odd Nosdam - "Tune in an Afternoon" (2009)
  • Bre'r with Odd Nosdam - Woulds Gallery Show (2009)
  • Odd Nosdam / Matthewdavid - Swedish Fish (2011)
  • Jel & Odd Nosdam - Pot Holes Beat Tape (2012)
  • Jel & Odd Nosdam - Geti Beats Vol. 1 (2012)
  • Bre'r & Odd Nosdam - "0911" (2012)
  • VA - "Music To Psychic Drive By" (2014)




  1. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Biography: Odd Nosdam". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Thomas-Glass, Daniel (June 25, 2002). "Reaching Quiet - in the shadow of the livingroom". Dusted Magazine. 
  3. ^ Ho, Brian (May 15, 2003). "Odd Nosdam - No More Wig For Ohio". Dusted Magazine. 
  4. ^ Wilmoth, Charlie (July 1, 2005). "Odd Nosdam - Burner". Dusted Magazine. 
  5. ^ Love, Joshua (January 18, 2008). "Odd Nosdam: Level Live Wires". Pitchfork Media. 
  6. ^ Sabbath, Chris (February 27, 2009). "T.I.M.E. Soundtrack". XLR8R. 
  7. ^ Weiss, Jeff (March 27, 2012). "Serengeti - Kenny Dennis EP". Pitchfork. 
  8. ^ Otis, Erik (November 11, 2011). "Anticon’s Odd Nosdam gives Sound Colour Vibration an exclusive interview". Sound Colour Vibration. 

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