Saturday, February 24, 2024

Tiny Desk Live performance : NPR

The BLK ODYSSY aesthetic ignites the entire human senses and it is not possible to nail down precisely what kind of music he makes after one, two and even three listens. When he arrived at NPR headquarters, Juwan Elcock, aka BLK ODYSSY, pulled out a lifelike severed human head manufactured from silicone and positioned it on the Desk. It is the identical head seen within the fingers of a lady on the duvet of his newest album, DIAMONDS & FREAKS, a venture that depicts love and lust as addictive vices.

The visible elements are simply as compelling and assist specify that BLK ODYSSY is the fashionable personification of funk. I really like the place the present state of R&B music sits, however it could at all times use extra funk. This Tiny Desk is an 18-minute flex, highlighting the perfect of DIAMONDS & FREAKS, plus the premiere of a brand new tune, “I WANT YOU,” and a set that climaxes with 2021’s “FUNKENTOLOGY.”


  • “ODEE”
  • “ADAM & EVE”
  • “WANT YOU”


  • BLK ODYSSY: lead vocals
  • Alejandro Rios: guitar
  • JeMarcus Bridges: keys
  • Artwork Hays: saxophone
  • Paulo Santos: flute
  • Ari Burns: trumpet
  • Andre Taylor: vocals
  • Maya Sampleton: vocals
  • LARA’: vocals
  • Marcus Jones: drums
  • Jimmy Blazer: bass


  • Producer: Bobby Carter
  • Director/Editor: Joshua Bryant
  • Audio Technical Director: Josh Rogosin
  • Videographers: Joshua Bryant, Kara Body, Zayrha Rodriguez, Maia Stern
  • Audio Engineer: Valentina Rodríguez Sánchez 
  • Manufacturing Assistant: Ashley Pointer
  • Photographer: Estefania Mitre
  • Tiny Desk Workforce: Suraya Mohamed, Hazel Cills
  • Sequence Creators: Bob Boilen, Stephen Thompson
  • VP, Visuals and Music: Keith Jenkins
  • Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

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