Blog - June 2010

DJ Times is asking fans of DJ culture to help them crown America’s Best DJ (last years winner was Z-Trip). The DJ Times staff has picked the top 100 nominees. A few of of the immediate Om family and extended family are on the list of nominees, including Bassnectar, Mark Farina, Colette, Pezzner, Kaskade, Derrick Carter, Andy Caldwell, Claude Von Stroke, Wolfgang Gartner, King Britt, Miguel Migs, and Seth Troxler.

Each entry gets a chance to win a number of different prizes from DJ Times. Here’s the list of prizes.

Click here to vote now!

Posted by: on June 29, 2010 @ 1:23 PM
Posted in: Contests

As summer finally shows it’s light in San Francisco, you can find me doing yoga or picking lemons in my back yard. Maybe hanging at Precita Park or walking the dog to the top of Bernal Heights Park. Here is some musical accompaniment to your stroll on the green. A day in the park with the sounds of downtempo, latin, reggae and Bossa featuring live Congero Rene Flores of Dubtronic Science jamming with me on this live recording we did at the Terra Gallery.

Listen to J-Boogie presents “Beatsauce: A Day in the Park”

Click here to download the mix.

Posted by: J Boogie on June 29, 2010 @ 11:00 AM
Posted in: Free Downloads

In anticipation of the upcoming release from Greenskeepers, “Live Like You Wanna Live”, out August 17th, 2010 on OM Records, producer extraordinaire James Curd hits us with a brand new mix filled with dance floor bangers sure to keep you and your friends dancing through these summer months. Featuring tracks from Fake Blood, Riva Starr, Round Table Knights as well as some hard to find jams like the James Curd remix of Lenny Kravitz featuring Mos Def! (Click below for the full track listing)

Greenskeepers presents the Blue Sky Mix by OMrecords

Be sure to keep checking back as we plan on keeping you laced with more goodies from the Greenskeepers camp. For now, enjoy this mix, keep dancing and don’t forget to pick up the lead single “Live Like You Wanna Live” featuring remixes from Tommy Sunshine and Stereo Heroes. The skies are indeed blue and we are loving it!

Click Here to Purchase “Live Like You Wanna Live (Single)” Now!

Posted by: James Stair on June 22, 2010 @ 2:32 PM
Posted in: Music

E the Red put me onto this podcast from the mighty Giant Step. New Zealand’s Fat Freddy’s Drop have a new 7" coming out for their track ‘The Raft’…it’s getting a lot of play on Garth Trinidad’s show on KCRW. Check out their Podcast stream below and keep your eye out for the 7" in stores soon!

Fat Freddy’s Drop – The Raft Special Podcast by Fat Freddy’s Drop

Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on June 14, 2010 @ 3:40 PM
Posted in: Music

Electrifying beautiful new album from dance music’s brightest female star!

Following the success of her debut ‘Rise’, Samantha James goes deeper within her heart to give birth to the touching new album ‘Subconscious.’

Featuring the first hit single ‘Waves of Change’ (already a Billboard Dance Chart Hot Shot Debut) and the mystifying ‘Satellites’, ‘Subconscious’ is destined to resonate with Samantha James fans as well as with new comers just discovering her music.

Produced by ‘Rise’ collaborator Sebastian Arocha Morton (ROCAsound) and new comer Shane Drasin, ‘Subconscious’ is rich with sensuous melodies, soft orchestrations and touching lyrics of loss, love and long lasting friendships.

Here is a free download of "Illusions from the new album.

Click Here to Purchase “Subconscious” Now!

Listen & Download: Samantha James “Illusions” (Right Click To Save)

Posted by: on June 14, 2010 @ 12:48 PM
Posted in: Free Downloads

Here are some beats to kick off your weekend with from UK’s Jamie Anderson. The brand new father has been busy working on new material and remixes for Cocoon, Jesse Rose’s Made to Play, Southern Fried Records and Radio Slave’s Rekids label.

Jamie is also currently in the process of re-launching his Artform label with an exciting concept and original new material. His collaboration album; Deepgroove & Jamie Anderson ‘13MACHINES’ is due for imminent release on the legendary German Harthouse label.

Jamie had delivered an exclusive podcast full of deep, funky, tunes. Kick off the weekend with this exclusive podcast all the way from London!

Click here to download.

For more infomation on Jamie Anderson, click here.

Jamie Anderson Om Records Podcast 2010

1. Kasper Bjorke – Alcatraz (Jimpster Dub) (HFN)
2. Mark Broom – Supersnout (Tim Green Remix) (Saved Records)
3. Pierce & Jerl – Roots (Coyu & Edu Imbernon Remix) (Suara)
4. Paolo Mojo ft Ryan Starr – Crazy For You (&me Remix) (Noir Music)
5. Jon Gurd – Stamp (Osbourne & Anderson Remix) (Mija Recordings)
6. Carlo Lio – Giro Tondo (Monique Musique)
7. Malente&Dex – Habibi (Shur-i-Khan Remix) (Exploited)
8. Tom Flynn – Jupiter (Artform)
9. Alexi Delano, Vincenzo, The Phantom Image – The Lab (Poker Flat)
10. Landschall – Hazuky (Broque)
11. Kirk Degiorgio – Isidora (B12)
12. Acumen vs. Timid Boy — Chicago Story (Oxia Reinterpretation Mix) (Time Has Changed)

Posted by: on June 11, 2010 @ 1:39 PM
Posted in: Music

To the tune of Amp Live’s love for remixes, spin his latest hit, Turn it Up, in a new direction. Add your own interpretation to this club-inspired hip-hop single for a chance at $500, a spot on an official release, and some cool gear.

Remember the early days of hip-hop, when b-boys and girls rocked the planet over electro grooves and space was the place to be? Amp Live does. The Bay Area-based producer, best known for his work with Zion-I, boldly ventures back to the genre’s Afrofuturist roots on the lead single “Turn it Up” from his new solo album, Murder at the Discotech. Like Marty McFly with an MPC and a DeLorean on 22s, Amp Live brings the perfect beat back in the name of science, elevating hip-hop out of its creative doldrums and restoring innovation to the genre. Besides producing all five of Zion-I’s critically-acclaimed studio albums (and the Grouch collabo Heroes in the City of Dope), Amp Live’s official remix credits include Linkin Park, Radiohead, Tapes ‘n Tapes, Jamie Lidell, MGMT, Jealous Girls, Tokyo Police Club, and Why?.

“Turn it Up” represents bass-infused robotic beats featuring Mickey Factz (featured on the cover of XXL’s Freshman of ’09) with more swag than a college senior. This new electro-inspired banger recalling the glory days of Run-DMC, T La Rock is being remixed left and right, with much potential for innovation.

Murder at the Discotech drops June 15th everywhere!!!


Posted by: Jonthecorner on June 10, 2010 @ 11:06 AM
Posted in: Contests

On Saturday, June 19th Amp Live and friends are taking over the Shattuck DownLow in Berkeley for the East Bay Version of his record release party for the forthcoming record, Murder at the Discotech. The show features performances by Zumbi of Zion I, Trackademicks, Kev Choice, Deuce Eclipse and more. Amp Live’s solo show is not to be missed as he covers dubstep, electro and hip hop music run through his samplers and beat machines tweaked out with his own individual styles. Murder at the Discotech drops June 15th in stores everywhere and features Mickey Factz, Myka Nyne, Zumbi of Zion I, The Grouch, Eligh, FASHAWN, Hot Tub, Trackademicks and more.

For those of you who missed BFD last weekend, here are a couple pics from the performance. Photo credit Steve Jennings.

Posted by: Jonthecorner on June 9, 2010 @ 10:14 AM
Posted in: Events

Bench, Om Records and La Terrrazza are proud to present Om: Sonar 2010 at La Terrrazza in Barcelona. Located inside a Poble Espanyol, La Terrazzza is one of the most beautiful venues in the city with a spectacular terrace and an open air setting. Celebrating the 4th year of our La Terrrazza / Sonar residency, we bring you Crazy P DJ Set (2020 Soundsystem, Nottingham UK), Milton Jackson (Freerange, UK), Wagon Cookin’ (Om Records, Madrid), Hot Toddy (Nottingham, UK) & Om Records head honcho Chris Smith aka Shiny Objects (Om Records, San Francisco). From Tech-House to Nu-Disco, the 1000+ people dancefloor will be shaking all night long until the sun rises over the castle ramparts (literally).

Click here to check out the first two releases on Smoke N Mirros by Hot Toddy “Down to Love,” and Shiny Objects “Black Spaces.”

Visit the La Terrrazza site for more info.

Posted by: Jonthecorner on June 8, 2010 @ 12:00 PM
Posted in: Events

Underworld announce brand new album ‘Barking’ set for release September 14th 2010 (13th in the UK). ‘Barking’ is the title of Underworld’s first album in three years, and their first to be constructed with a brilliant cast of co-conspirators. All the tracks were written by the band in their Essex studio before being given to handpicked studio heads from across the whole spectrum of dance music to add some of their style and creativity to the band’s raw material. The result is a pimped-up Underworld record and their finest collection of songs in over a decade.

The band officially releases the first new track ‘Scribble’ today (June 8th) exclusively on iTunes. Click Here to Purchase ‘Scribble’ now on iTunes.

Check for the Beatport exclusive pre-release of ‘Scribble (Netsky Remix)’ on June 15th.

The full single worldwide release of the full single on June 28th.

What people are saying about the new track:

“Essential Track” – Pete Tong, BBC Radio 1

“World Exclusive Premiere” – Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1

“Their latest single is pure sun-streaked glory. “Scribble” is almost unrelentingly joyous, and vocalist Karl Hyde knows it too, singing, “And it’s okay/ You give me everything I need.” My thoughts exactly— and considering Underworld’s long-running existence, that’s a blessing for sure.” – Pitchfork

“Pretty melodic track” – Stereogum

“Underworld’s been together for 30 years, so long their original genres have come back into fashion. It’ comforting to know they’re still making relevant, thoughtful dance tracks we still want to bump.” – The Fader

“A gene-splice between Yellow Magic Orchestra and Grooverider blasting out over the dancefloor at Fabric on a Friday night.” – Pop Matters

“Fleet-footed and unashamedly euphoric” – Kev Kharas, RCRDLBL

“Euphoric drum n’bass!” – The Times

For more updates and information, visit Underworld’s Artist Page Here

Posted by: on June 6, 2010 @ 5:26 PM
Posted in: News


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