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Interview: Odd Mob Chats About His New EP, ‘Club Rompas’

Australian dance virtuoso, Odd Mob, continues to push boundaries with the release of his mind-bending EP, ‘Club Rompas,’ following the success of his peak time anthem, ‘XTC.’ Having already graced esteemed stages like Coachella, EDC Las Vegas, and various clubs across Australia, New Zealand, and the US, Odd Mob’s global dance floor experiences serve as the wellspring of inspiration for this exceptional collection. The EP brilliantly showcases his innate talent in crafting mesmerizing records that effortlessly cater to the depths of intimate rave caves and the high-energy expanse of festival floors alike. We recently caught up with Odd Mob to find out about the new EP, tour life, future goals and more!

Congratulations on the release of your new EP, Club Rompas! Can you tell us about the creative process behind this project and the themes or inspirations that influenced the tracks?

This whole EP was made with nothing but pure fun and experimentation in mind. I honestly just wanted to slap some club tools together and fill them with some unique weird sounds. 

As an accomplished DJ, you’ve had the opportunity to perform at various venues and events. What can fans expect from your upcoming DJ sets, and do you have any surprises or new elements in store for your audience?

You can usually expect sets from me that rapidly increase with intensity. I usually like to start out with some chunkier tech type stuff that I’m feeling and usually end up at either steaming 140 techno or drum and bass by the end haha. I’ve got so many new IDs I’ve been working on so people can expect sets filled with heaps of unreleased choooons.

With a successful career in the music industry, what have been some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced as a DJ, and how have you overcome them to reach the level of success you have today?

The biggest challenge would certainly be self doubt, particularly with how prominent social media is in the game. Teaching myself to detach from social media land and focus on the things that are important to me close to home has certainly helped.

The electronic music scene is constantly evolving. How do you stay ahead of the curve and ensure that your DJ sets remain fresh and engaging for your audience? Are there any specific techniques or strategies you employ to keep your performances innovative?

Keeping the genres diverse, playing songs at different speeds than they were intended. Lots of harmonic mixing and mashups. All of these definitely help to keep things fresh for people. Also constantly updating sets as frequently as possible. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

As you continue to grow as an artist, are there any particular goals or aspirations you have for your DJ career? Are there any dream venues or festivals you hope to perform at, or any artists you would love to collaborate with in the future?

My main goal is to really just make music that I’m genuinely proud of. I think of how I look up to acts like Chris Lake, Space Laces & Flume and I want to be at that level of creativity and influence. I really admire artists who can thrive but also stay true to themselves at all times.

I’d love to play red rocks & definitely feel like I’m overdue for a trip to Ibiza to check it out haha.

Odd Mob’s new EP, Club Rompas is available now, everywhere.



28-Jul – Denver, CO – Temple
29-Jul – Austin – TX – Kingdom
30-Jul – Reno, NV – Bass Camp Pool Party
4-Aug – Minneapolis – Vanquish Nightclub
5-Aug – Los Angeles, CA – Hard Summer
5-Aug – Chicago – Lollapalooza (after party) @ Spy Bar
11-Aug – Newcastle – Autonomy Day – Newcastle UNI
12-Aug – Melbourne, VIC – District Nightclub
19-Aug – Brisbane – Mecca Races with Jungle Giants
26-Aug – Methven, NZ – White Out Festival
17-Sep – San Bernardino, CA – Nocturnal Festival
22-Sep – Los Angeles, CA – Academy Headline show
23-Sep – Orlando, FL- Elixr
1-Oct – Brisbane – Summa House
4-Nov – Melbourne – Palooza

Written by Chris Lamaro