Blog - February 2010

One of the best things about my recent trip to SLATE / MAGIC was being able to meet someone from the Supra team. I’ve been a big fan of their high tops. Turns out the guy I met was a fan of Om and gave me a teaser to their new 2010 line.

The footwear company just released their new NS Cutler collection which features a minimal high top with sleek and simple design for everyday wear. The shoes are available in canvas and leather. They’re available now on Supra’s site and in stores March 1st.

Check out the entire line at Suprafootwear.com

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Posted by: g.win on February 25, 2010 @ 10:08 PM
Posted in: Style

Visually Heard / Exile from LRG on Vimeo.

Our friends at LRG have teamed up with Exile for their Visually Heard series. Producer Exile is known for his work with Aloe Blacc, Blu, and many others. LRG does a quick catch up with the producer as he talks about finding his dad’s (musician Albert Trent Manfredi) lost recordings and equipment.

LRG also recently launched their Spring 2010 collection. Check out some of the pieces below on up and coming artist Mike Posner or visit l-r-g.com for more information.





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Posted by: g.win on February 24, 2010 @ 10:15 PM
Posted in: Style

Shoe company New Balance is waking your ass up with a daily dose of “Balance”. For the rest of the year, you can visit newbalance365.com or download a New Balance alarm clock that will play a 20 second mini video that is meant to bring balance to your life while waking your ass up. The website also gives stats on “sleep worldwide”, “oversleepers”, and “late versus early risers”.

The video ends with a daily shoe that is picked and featured from their spring / summer 2010 line. Click here to see the entire 2010 Spring / Summer line.

Click here to check it out.

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Posted by: g.win on February 24, 2010 @ 7:15 PM
Posted in: Style


For all those people up at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, make sure to check out my man J-Boogie DJ for the Gold Medal at Shine Nightclub featuring U-Tern, Freeky P., Three Piece Suit and more. If you’re watching from the so called Humboldt of Canada aka Nelson BC, get ready because Boogie is hitting The Hume Hotel for an explosion of Afro Beat, Latin, Electro, Funk, Hip Hop and more. J-Boogie in the mix for the win!! Also check out his Olympic Top Ten after the photo.



Top 10 Olympic moments for J-Boogie:

1. Jr. Gong and Shortkut live at Jamaican Ski Team party.

2. Austrians dropping a bill on the DJ to hear “We are the Champions” twice in the club.

3. Sitting behind Chromeo eating nachos in the lodge while on Much Music TV.

4. New snow at the top of Whistler and a Peak to Peak for my first ride in 2010.

5. Watching Canada VS Germany at the Royal Canadian Legion in Pemberton

6. Devo flipping out on Beautiful World at the awards ceremony.

7. Djing with Matt the Alien at Maxx Fish in Whistler Village.

8. Flying over the islands in a Harbour Air seaplane.

9. First People’s exhibit at the Royal BC Museum.

10. More curling then I have ever seen in my lifetime.

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Posted by: Jonthecorner on February 24, 2010 @ 6:41 PM
Posted in: News

It has been a week of wonderful surprises in the GA world (Read: Groove Armada Announce Lovebox Music Festival). The GA guys have just dropped their new remix EP for “Paper Romance”. Part 2 features remixes from Paul Cooper, Softwar, GA’s Morten Sorenson (aka Tom Findlay of GA) and Andy Cato.

“Black Light” drops this Tuesday. The album teamed Andy and Tom up with their idol Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music. Turns out the cameo has lead additional collaboration for Roxy Music’s upcoming album.

Don’t miss Groove Armada as they head to the states (read GA Tour US)for the first ever full band performance. I can honestly say that the last time I saw something this (watch: GA Live) epic was Daft Punk.

Click Here To Purchase “Paper Romance Part 2” From iTunes.

Listen To: Groove Armada “Paper Romance (Morten Sorensen Remix)”




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Posted by: g.win on February 24, 2010 @ 6:06 PM
Posted in: Music

Groove Armada have announced the headlining lineup to their annual LoveBox Music Festival happening over a three day period (16, 17, 18) in July. For those who are unfamiliar with the festival, Lovebox is an outdoor festival in Victoria, curated by selectors Groove Armada. Past surprise bookings have including acts like Duran Duran along side N.E.R.D., Florence & The Machine, Lilly Allen, and more.

To keep with the tradition of surprise, Lovebox has come again with amazing lineup of talent. Headlining the festival is Roxy Music (the first gig in five years), Grace Jones, Dizzee Rascal, and the UK premiere of Empire of the Sun.

Here is the full line up.

Friday
Dizzee Rascal, Ellie Goulding, Noisettes, The Maccabees , Crookers, Brodinski and Sinden, Riva Starr, NYC Downlow, Zinc, and Dynamite MC, Toddla T, MJ Cole, Joy Orbison.

Saturday

Roxy Music, Mark Ronson & The Business, Empire of the Sun, Booka Shade, Jesse Rose, Henrik Schwarz (Live), Dixon.

Sunday

Grace Jones, Hot Chip, Cut Copy, Hercules & The Love Affair, Peaches, Silver Columns, Hurts, Disco Bloodbath, Trailer Trash, Horse Meat Disco.

Look into flights immediately! Visit Lovebox.net for more info.

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Posted by: g.win on February 23, 2010 @ 3:55 PM
Posted in: Events


Click here for tickets.

Om Records is proud to announce our annual WMC event in partnership with ONITSUKA TIGER and XLR8R Magazine. We moved back to the beach to the newly remodeled Klutch located on 2nd and Collins in the heart of Sobe spread throughout 4 different environments including an amazing outdoor garden. We always pride ourselves on having one of the most eclectic music line ups of any party during conference and this year proves to be no different. Check the line up above and visit GROOVETICKETS to reserve your advance tickets. This year will not be missed!!

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Posted by: Jonthecorner on February 18, 2010 @ 3:14 PM
Posted in: Events



Valentine’s Day is over but the warm-and-fuzzy vibes are still thick around here, friends. House music O.G. DJ Sneak was feeling the love this year too, as evidenced by his mix of luscious R&B, poppy hip-hop and feel-good dance tracks for A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold label. ‘For The Ladies Vol. 1’ was released as a podcast for the imprint (subscribe here) and features everyone from A Tribe Called Quest to Jill Scott to N*Sync (yep). The whole thing’s carried off at a cozy but bumpin’ BPM and is sure to make any jaded soul smile.

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Posted by: admin on February 17, 2010 @ 9:27 PM
Posted in: Music


Hailing from Portland, OR, Rocket Empire is the next wave of Om’s midtempo chilled out roster. Think early Thievery Corporation mixed with Boozoo Bajou and you’re getting close to the vibe. Their track ‘Montezuma’s Revenge’ is the #1 most played track on SIRIUS ‘Chill’ (Channel 35).

Click here to listen to the new album on iTunes.

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Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on February 17, 2010 @ 4:45 PM
Posted in: Music



Groove Armada are coming to the USA for a select group of shows with the full band to celebrate their new album ‘Black Light’ (out on Om on March 2nd). These shows are not to be missed, check back soon for more info!

ALL SHOWS ARE WITH THE LIVE BAND UNLESS SPECIFIED

• Thursday, March 18th @ The Fillmore (San Francisco) tickets on sale 2/21
• Friday, March 19th @ The Fillmore (San Francisco) tickets coming soon!
• Sunday, March 21st @ Henry Fonda Theater (Los Angeles) tickets coming soon!
• Monday, March 22nd GA @ KCRW ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic’ (Santa Monica) listen online
• Wednesday, March 24th GA @ Webster Hall (New York City) tickets coming soon!
• Friday, March 26th @ ULTRA MUSIC FEST (Miami) tickets available now!
• Saturday, March 27th (DJ Set) @ ULTRA MUSIC FEST (Miami) tickets available now!

CHECK OUT THIS CLIP FROM THE BIG DAY OUT FESTIVAL:


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Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on February 17, 2010 @ 11:05 AM
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