Odd Panda is the artistic instrumental beats outlet of Nico Ottmann, a Nuremberg born music producer and audio engineer who is currently based in Prague. Being raised in a non-musical family his mother gifted him by playing him many varieties of music when he was a child to make up for the lack of musicality on her end. After learning the flute and trumpet in school, he eventually became the lead singer in a local band before putting down his musical endeavors when he entered his adulthood. However, it wasn’t until he experienced a massive setback in his professional career that made him return to his musical passion to learn music production and audio engineering. A few years down the road, his persistence and joy of living have rewarded and proved him right for choosing this path.
Ranging from peaceful and ambient pieces to energetic, jazz influenced uptempo beats, he enjoys having multiple outlets for different emotions and inner sensations. However, his heart lies in the upbeat domain. Odd Panda’s music provides a sonic companionship for all activities in his listener’s everyday life.
Nico’s aspiration for high quality at all levels fuels the efforts of both his musical career and the label Fortune Cookie Records, where he currently operates as co-directing A&R.