This month introduces Behind the Sounds, a new series aimed at providing a rich narrative around the artists in their growing network.

Kicking off the series is Philly-born producer and drummer OddKidOut with his exclusive pack ‘Odd Sounds’ and an accompanying producer challenge on

Inspired by the sonic aspects of his environment and life experiences, OddKidOut has assembled a unique collection of drum loops and sounds that exemplify both his knowledge of analog instruments and electronic music. As he strived to create something fresh and unfamiliar, the Odd Sounds pack was crafted together using everyday beats and sounds recorded through a smartphone, while offering a variety of loops from behind a drum kit.

Through ‘Behind the Sounds’ music producers are given an insider’s peek into OddKidOut’s inspiration and creative process, as well as some tips and tricks to integrating the exclusive pack into their own productions. Learn how the young producer transitioned from air drumming in his car seat to releasing his first single on Skirllex’s label, OWSLA with this long form video and interview.

To support the series, MetaPop has launched the official OddKidOut Producer Challenge, which encourages creators of all skill levels to submit an original tracking using signature sounds from Odd Sounds. Users can download OddKidOut’s pack for free, and winners will receive the latest Native Instruments pro gear and more.

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