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Odile Myrtil at RBMA Weekender Montréal

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47 minsRecorded 22 Sep 2017 at RBMA Weekender in Montreal
Karel Chladek

The Montréal-based vocalist, DJ and artist meshes R&B, pop, rap and trip hop into a dreamy mix.

Montréal-based Odile Myrtil is a vocalist, lyricist, DJ and multimedia artist whose work encompasses experimental club music, hip-hop and R&B. As a vocalist, she’s written lyrics and sang on songs with fellow Montréal artist CRi, most notably their sensual, upbeat pop jam “Why I Love You” on TOKiMONSTA’s Young Art Records. In a live capacity, she collaborates with CRi and bandmate Ouri, and in the club world, she’s the languid vocalist featured on “Iron Cages,” the 2015 single from the LA-based Fade To Mind member Rizzla. Odile releases work sporadically, but with great care — taking influence from experimental R&B artists like FKA Twigs to shape a sound that is emotive but malleable, she plays with the traditional singer-songwriter narrative to fold experimental electronics, visual arts and performative techniques into her recordings and live shows. Although she began in earnest with her Booty Bakery parties in Montréal – hosting juke, footwork, Jersey and Baltimore club and other such genres that tap into the underground sounds of eastern US cities – she now focuses on playing in-the-know after-hours parties and creating emotive, mixtape-style blends. For her Choice Mix, Odile draws on a brooding and sensual mood: She meshes strung-out R&B with ambient jams, alongside contemporary iterations of trip hop and pop.

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