Otis Junior & Dr. Dundiff have a special bond. They originally met at a local R&B contest in Louisville, KY. Dundiff was the DJ of the night and Otis happened to be the only contestant he had never heard of. He took the stage just playing piano and singing and Dundiff was so blown away that they ended up in the studio together shortly after. They released their acclaimed debut EP 1moment2another on Jakarta Records only very few months after they had first met in early 2016.
Despite the fact they hadn't been working together for very long they managed to create a very unique take on hip hop production influenced soul music right out of the gate. While Otis comes from a classic soul background, Dundiff's previous releases were classic underground leftfield hip hop records that even had him handle mic duties.
"Consider each of us as one Hemisphere; the world we create together is new, different, and unexpected," is how Otis summarizes their approach of bringing their two worlds together musically. Dundiff's organic yet hard hitting productions compliment Otis's soulful timbre perfectly. Dundiff sums up this development this way, "Otis and I have this mutual agreement that we want to continue pushing our music in different directions." Debut full-length Hemispheres is the perfect embodiment of that approach.