Remembering Odai Masri, Exist founder and selfless Palestinian community leader

One week ago, we were shocked by the sudden death of Odai Masri aka ODDZ. Odai’s work extended from his own musical voice to untiring, fearless leadership for Palestine, Palestinians, and humans around the world. That included not only founding Exist Festival and its fledgling label imprint, but acting as a constant champion for others.

Exist weaves ethereal new sounds from Ramallah Palestine to the world

There is a scene that now, more than ever, is decentralized. But that doesn’t mean simply “out of major hubs.” It can be people getting closer together over further distances. And so witness the new chapter of Exist, from Ramallah festival to events and connections elsewhere and this transcendental premiere release.

Peter Kirn - April 15, 2022

Unsettling textures from Muqata’a, translated perfectly into visual form by Theresa Baumgartner

Kamil Manqus كَامِل مَنْقوص from Palestinian artist Muqata’a remains one of the essential albums of 2021 – so it’s a beautiful moment to revisit its tense microsampled timbres in combination with visual surfaces from Theresa Baumgartner.

Peter Kirn - December 16, 2021

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