The Koreatown Oddity
He is a modern polymath, free of the fleeting trends and identity crises of countless dreamers flooding Los Angeles in search of redemption and reinvention. Dominique Purdy, who beneath his iconic wolf mask becomes The Koreatown Oddity, inhabits a liminal space between the primal and the present, alternating serene passages with feral beats. His productions are chapters in an ongoing saga, a narrative of instinct and experience, and an homage to his roots and influences brewing under the smog canopy and concrete jungle of LA’s Koreatown. From his days as a teenager on stage at The Laugh Factory to his impromptu performances at local fast-food joints and Greyhound stations, he is truly a product of his environment.
The Koreatown Oddity’s debut full-length LP 200 Tree Rings was released June 10th on New Los Angeles. It features production by Jeremiah Jae, Ras G, House Shoes, Kone, AshTreJinkins, Luke Cage, Giovanni Marks, and Dominique himself. The album tells the story of The Koreatown Oddity’s journey to enlightenment leading up to his final days. Packed with aberrant loops and enthralling rhyme patterns, we are taken by the neck from the very beginning and held captive for 12 tracks - until we die with him. The album is available on all major digital outlets, as well as limited edition cassette and vinyl.
The Koreatown Oddity's Pops 45s was our introductory gift to the music world. It was composed entirely of beats created by Dominique, chopped from a stack of 7" records that were given to him by his father. All of the raps were recorded in one take. The cassette was limited to 250 pieces and they were gone within the first week. Ready for something new?