Waze & Odyssey

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Waze & Odyssey
Genres House, tech house, deep house, techno, bass
Occupation(s) record producers
Years active 2011–present
Labels W&O Street Tracks, Wolf Music, Tsuba, RCA
Associated acts Dusky, Eats Everything, The Martinez Brothers, Patrick Topping, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Disclosure, George FitzGerald, Hot Since 82, Jonas Rathsman
Website wazeandodyssey.com
Members Serge Santiágo
Firas Waez

Waze & Odyssey are a British electronic music and DJ duo consisting of Serge Santiago and Firas Waez.[1] Coming together in Autumn of 2011, the duo came to prominence after releasing on labels such as Wolf Music, Lets Play House, Tsuba and Throne of Blood.[2][3][4] Waze & Odyssey head their own record label, W&O Street Tracks, that has seen releases from Kill Frenzy, Lancelot, XXXY, Eliphino, Citizenn and Ejeca. The label has received plaudits from XL Recordings and Feel My Bicep Blog [5][6]

In 2014, Waze & Odyssey had a top 3 hit in the UK in 2014 with a remix of R. Kelly's Bump n' Grind.[7]

Waze & Odyssey's sound brings together house music, techno, disco influences and UK bass music.

Career[edit]

As DJs[edit]

Waze & Odyssey have toured extensively across Europe, USA and Asia. They have played many of the worlds biggest and most influential clubs such as Panorama Bar (Berghain), Fabric, The Warehouse Project, Amnesia and at festivals including Hideout,[8] Glastonbury, EXIT Festival, Bestival, and Secret Garden Party.[9]

They have received significant support from BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, Annie Mac.

In February 2015, they were invited to do the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix.[10][11]

In July 2014 Waze & Odyssey started a monthly radio show on Rinse FM. The show is broadcast on the 2nd Saturday of every month between 23:00 & 01:00 (GMT) [12]

They've featured on Boiler Room twice, first time in 2013 in Berlin where they made their debut alongside Tyree Cooper, Kyodai & DoP [13]

In 2015 they were invited back to takeover Boiler Room in London with their label Street Tracks with label acts Neville Watson, Lancelot & Nummer

As Producers[edit]

The pairing have released records on Wolf Music, petFood, Disco Bloodbath, Lets Play House, Tsuba, Throne of Bloody, and their own label W&O Street Tracks.

In 2012 they were nominated for Best Breakthrough Producers at the DJ Mag Awards.

They have also remixed a wide spectrum of artists such as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Ejeca, Disclosure and Duke Dumont.[14]

W&O Street Tracks[edit]

In 2012, Waze & Odyssey started their own label W&O Street Tracks, releasing across vinyl and digital formats.[15]

As well as releasing their own music, the duo have championed the likes of Sage Caswell, Ejeca, Citizenn and XXXY, Lancelot, Kill Frenzy.

The label has seen support from the likes of Maya Jane Coles, Dusky, Mr G, Agoria, Huxley, Eats Everything & more.[16]

Bump & Grind 2014[edit]

In late 2011, the duo created a bootleg containing R. Kelly's "Bump n' Grind" and MK's version of "Push the Feeling On" by Nightcrawlers to play in a DJ set.[17] Having played it to Skream, he then requested a copy and the track took on a life of its own, going on to receive heavy club support across the UK and abroad from the likes of DJ EZ, Horse Meat Disco, Duke Dumont & more.

In 2013, Sony Records approached the duo to release the record. The track released by RCA sold over 200,000 copies in the UK alone and became a number 3 hit, attaining a higher first chart placing than the original record.[18] The track featured an official remix from Paul Woolford (DJ) under his Special Request alias.[19]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions Album
UK[20] UK Dance AUS AUS Dance BEL IRE SCO
"Bump & Grind 2014"
(with R. Kelly)
2014 3 1 39 8 74 65 3 N/A

Singles/EPs[edit]

Title Year Label
"I Want You You You EP" 2012 Throne of Blood
"Love Attack" 2012 Disco Bloodbath Recordings
"Feel My Voices" 2012 Wolf Music
"Love That (Burns Hot Enough) / Ma Body" 2012 W&O Street Tracks
"Be Right There EP" 2012 Mad Tech
"Don't Bring Me Down" 2013 Tsuba Records
"Feelin You" 2013 LPH White
"Please Don't Dance EP" 2013 Dirt Crew Recordings
"Real Good Like EP" 2014 W&O Street Tracks
"Let's Call Out" 2014 W&O Street Tracks
"Ways of the Underground" 2015 W&O Street Tracks
"Bounce" 2015 W&O Street Tracks
"On The Downlow" 2015 W&O Street Tracks

Remixes[edit]

Title Year Artist(s)
"Your Love" 2012 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
"Lividup" 2012 Disclosure
"Need U (100%)" 2013 Duke Dumont
"Emperor" 2013 Ali Love

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