Blog - September 2012

Smoke N’ Mirrors released Edit Murphyʼs latest EP today, “Brooklyn Nights,” achieving classic house vibes with glowing synth chords, a soft kick drum, and R&B-style vocals. The effects give the track an echoing quality that perfectly complements its soulful depth.

Fantastic Man spices up “Brooklyn Nights” by adding organic percussion, bass, and delayed keys. The track wanders playfully through a development of subtle build-ups and funky, groovinʼ basslines.

Savileʼs remix stretches out the vocals, creating a slow-building jam perfect for a sunrise set. Weaving in a variety of elements and a meandering synth, his mellow interpretation pulls apart just as smoothly as itʼs built up. In “Beverly Thrills,” Edit Murphy takes a turn for disco as he develops a shimmery atmosphere complete with a short funky bassline loop. He ties it all together with sultry female vocals that add that extra bit of allure to an already glittering dance-floor gem.

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Tracklisting
1) Brooklyn Nights (Original Mix)
2) Brooklyn Nights (Fantastic Man Remix)
3) Brooklyn Nights (Savile Remix)
4) Beverly Thrills

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Posted by: Kathryn on September 25, 2012 @ 2:37 PM
Posted in: Music

Two decades ago, Chicago-native Mark Farina began experimenting at his DJ gigs, dropping slower, deeper tracks along the lines of disco classics, acid-jazz, hip hop, and downtempo. In Chicago, which is primarily known as a house music town, his selections were deemed more appropriate for home listening than for the dance-floor. Despite this, Farina continued to develop his sound, which soon after became coined as Mushroom Jazz. A few mixtapes followed, but his experiment-turned-endeavor finally got off the ground in his new home, San Francisco.

Farina juggled between his two residencies of Chicago and San Francisco until he made a permanent move to SF in 1994. He saw opportunities in the city with its vibrant music scene, which featured a slew of promoters catering to fans across a broad spectrum of music styles including hip hop, jazz, house, and reggae to Wicked-style breaks and techno. A couple years before he made his move, he teamed up with Patty Ryan-Smith to throw his own Mushroom Jazz club night.

The Monday night party became an integral part of the SF scene, gathering an eager following for five years. Farina continued the legacy of Mushroom Jazz when he hooked up with Om Records to release his Mushroom Jazz compilation series.

The Mushroom Jazz compilation grew stronger with each volume, with Mushroom Jazz 4 breaking onto the Billboard Electronic chart at #20 in 2002, with Mushroom Jazz 5 appearing moving the needle up to the #12 spot on the same chart in 2005. The momentum continued accumulated with Mushroom Jazz 6 coming in at #1 on iTunes Electronic chart, and to date, cumulative sales of the Mushroom Jazz series have reached over a quarter of a million copies!

The rest, my friends, is history!


“For many downtempo fans, Mushroom Jazz is where it all began.” –BPM

“The most influential American contribution to the laid back beats scene.” –URB

“Mark Farina is an expert in creating seamless downtempo mood pieces.” –FILTER

“Mushroom Jazz sets the benchmark for quality in the field of jazzy soul and hip hop.” –DJ Mag

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Posted by: Kathryn on September 21, 2012 @ 3:12 PM
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Hello Omies!! Just wanted to reach out and make sure that all of our Omies from around the world are friends with us on our social networks. Below are links to the social networks of Om Records as well as some of our closest friends.

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Posted by: Kathryn on September 20, 2012 @ 10:21 AM
Posted in: Tech

San Francisco’s Maus Haus has created a very special cover of minimal-wave cult-classic “In Ultra-Violet” by Cinema 90. As story has it, Cinema 90 was a band from Seattle who gained a following for the song “In Ultra-Violet” despite it being the only song that they ever released. Maus Haus has turned this 80s fast paced nu-wave classic into a modernized dreamy adaption.


You can check out the cover exclusively here at Consequence of Sound

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Posted by: Kathryn on September 19, 2012 @ 10:47 AM
Posted in: Music

Edit Murphyʼs upcoming “Brooklyn Nights” EP shines like a bright star in the sky, achieving classic house vibes with glowing synth chords, a soft kick drum, and R&B-style vocals. The effects give the track an echoing quality that perfectly complements its soulful depth.

Fantastic Man spices up “Brooklyn Nights” by adding organic percussion, bass, and delayed keys. The track wanders playfully through a development of subtle build-ups and funky, groovinʼ basslines.

Savileʼs remix stretches out the vocals, creating a slow-building jam perfect for a sunrise set. Weaving in a variety of elements and a meandering synth, his mellow interpretation pulls apart just as smoothly as itʼs built up.

In “Beverly Thrills,” Edit Murphy takes a turn for disco as he develops a shimmery atmosphere complete with a short funky bassline loop. He ties it all together with sultry female vocals that add that extra bit of allure to an already glittering dance-floor gem.

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Edit emerged almost a year ago, in October 2011, with his Motown Edits series. Edit reworked tracks from a handful of originators of Motor City soul, including Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, and Stevie Wonder. The release quickly gained attention all over the Internet, with support from equally mysterious edit-maestros, Tiger & Woods. His most recent track “Need You” first appeared on OM Lounge Vol. 12 and was released as a single on Smoke N Mirrors earlier this summer. The Brooklyn Nights EP will be released world-wide on September 25th, 2012.

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Released by: Smoke N´Mirrors
Release/catalogue number: SNM-028
Release date: Sep 25, 2012

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Posted by: Kathryn on September 18, 2012 @ 2:10 PM
Posted in: Music


“Brooklyn dance-pop act Body Language make music practically designed for remixes.” — PITCHFORK

“Sunny and buzzing!” — FADER

“Body Language are in the same ballpark, quality-wise, as, respectively, early Madonna, the disco label Prelude’s 1982 output, and CSS doing an impression of Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band. That is some ballpark. It is possibly the greatest ballpark there is.” — THE GUARDIAN UK

“Body Language may traverse an impressive range of styles, but the group has only one clear motive: to move bodies on the dance floor.” — NPR

Fresh off the success of last year’s Social Studies LP, Body Language have returned with a new EP (Grammar, out today on Lavish Habits) and a full-length disc that’s set to drop in early 2013. Both of which streamline the Brooklyn quartet’s restless pop experiments with a future-shocked blend of soul and R&B. Or as they put it, “Our world still exists in an indie- disco bubble; we’re just pushing the limits of every genre to a point where the bubble’s about to pop.”

That’s certainly the case with “Lose My Head”— a floor-filler that’s driven by late ‘70s funk licks and diamond-encrusted keys—and the rest of Grammar for that matter, from the soaring harmonies and glitter ball grooves of “The First” to the wobbly synth lines and Motown-schooled choruses of “I’m a Mess.”



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Tracklisting
1. Lose My Head
2. The First
3. I’m A Mess
4. The First (Live)

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Posted by: Kathryn on September 18, 2012 @ 10:28 AM
Posted in: Music


Tune into KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic now!
Crazy P are live in the studio this morning with Jason Bentley.

You can stream the entire show live online here!

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Posted by: Kathryn on September 17, 2012 @ 11:08 AM
Posted in: Music


Lavish Habits is a new electronic-infused indie label out of San Francisco.



As contemporary music progresses, it’s clear that pop and rock artists are turning to the innovative capabilities of electronics to make unique and exciting music. Lavish Habits aims to highlight artists who have a tendency toward pop and rock with a firm foundation in dance-oriented rhythms. The result is a merging of scenes that bring together the hedonism of dance music and indie hipness.

The label so far has three signees, including two SF-based artists, Blackbird Blackbird and Maus Haus, as well as Brooklyn-based Body Language. Each has their own signature sound that showcase different flavors in indie dance, from Blackbird Blackbird’s dream-infused chillwave, to Maus Haus’s gritty, vintage synth-laden rock, to Body Language’s funky, R&B-flavored jams.

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Posted by: Kathryn on September 14, 2012 @ 12:32 PM
Posted in: News

Body Language’s first single from their upcoming Grammar EP gets a nice writeup from Spin.com and exclusive stream!

“The new single hails from the Brooklyn band’s new ‘Grammar’ EP

The sticky basement disco of Body Language is inescapable on their new single, “Lose My Head.” It’s the Pied Piper sporting a ‘fro and a space suit, banging drumstick to cowbell until there’s not a still body left in the room. Were it to be examined by scientists, they’d probably conclude that it’s equal part velvet and lasers. We are not scientists, but we can tell you this: it hails from the Brooklyn quartet’s September 18 EP, Grammar,and if you can keep a grip on your noggin whilst listening, you’re doing it wrong. The band made small waves with last year’s Social Studies LP but they’re a busy bunch nonetheless. Ian Chang drums for Matthew Dear, Angelica Bess has sung with Sepalcure (in The Black Swan no less), and main producers Grant Wheeler and Matt Young have written for Passion Pit, among others. A new long-player is on the docket for February 2013. Until then, get down, babies." – Spin Magazine Online


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Posted by: Kathryn on September 13, 2012 @ 10:48 AM

With his heavy Bay Area roots and unique sound, The Whooligan is a tastemaker in his own right, so you can imagine why it’s impossible for us to ignore what he is up to these days. Here at Om we have been lucky enough to have The Whooligan put together some of his favorite dance tracks of the past year/ summer for our latest Om:Cast.

This Om:Cast takes listeners on a danceable tour starting with some jazzy, Sunday morning music by Jessie Ware then morphing into some booty popping bassy jams like Q-Tip’s Work It Out (Disclosure Booty Call Edit). There’s something for all groovy music lovers in this ingenious mix which blends elements from different genres creating one cohesively smooth sound. The Whooligan pulls jams from a lineup of A+ producers, including Eats Everything, Julio Bashmore, Disclosure and more, ensuring quality music for all.

Track list:

Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure Remix)
Eats Everything – Entrance Song (Original Mix)
Kraak & Smaak – Hold Back Love (Lovebirds Remix)
Scuba – Adrenalin
Q-Tip – Work It Out (Disclosure Booty Call Edit)
Bondax – You’re So
Maribou State – Got Me Down (Bondax Remix)
George FitzGerald – Shackled
Julio Bashmore – Ask Yourself
Disclosure – What’s In Your Head
Kyodai – Breaking (Original Mix)
Huxley – Let It Go (Eats Everything Refuse)
AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It (Bondax Remix)
Eats Everything – The Size
Julio Bashmore – Au seve
Disclosure – My Intention Is War (Fig II)
Dusky – Mystics (Original Mix)
Shadow Child – So High

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Posted by: Kathryn on September 12, 2012 @ 11:47 AM
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