ODI | U.S. Drum & Bass DJ
ODI (Digital Konfusion, Konkrete Jungle)
Carlos “Odi” Castillo is not only one of the most highly-respected DJs in the stateside jungle scene, but in great part responsible for its stylistic evolution in New York City. This Bronx-born New York native got his big break after high school, when promoting for the famous mid-90’s NASA rave parties and eventually grew into a steady DJing slot. Back then, the 90’s electronica wave was called “breaks” or “techno,” until Odi and some childhood friends who shared a lifestyle, culture and musical interest began pumping out electronic records with their own signature twist.
Having grown up on 125th street in Harlem, Odi began to introduce the hip hop elements that helped create and push the jungle sound. It has been the defining style of NYC and the east coast in general since 1997, when the Digital Konfusion crew formed their own eponymous record label and began spinning at NYC’s most dedicated weekly jungle party: Konkrete Jungle.
Eventually Odi caught the ears of TC IZLAM, the international spokesman for the respected Hip Hop society Zulu Nation and frontman of the Hipstep Movement within the underground drum and bass community. Odi was initiated into the Zulu Nation in 2003, making him the first junglist to enter the organization.
Odi and his record label have remained prolific ever since, DJing across the nation and producing for multiple other artists. Odi’s home base is now in North Carolina where he owns and runs a recording studio.
Want to get a chance to see ODI perform? Catch ODI in Gainesville Florida at Kontrolled Kaos presents Science & Sickness on Saturday, November 18th, 2023:
Official Soundcloud Page: https://soundcloud.com/djodi-1