Blog - October 2012

Camoflaug3 was a group that formed out of a cause rather than a musical mission. The two members who go simply by 001 and 002 are electronic music veterans and have been there from the days of when it was simply two (or three turntables), a mixer and a massive sound system hauled into some “not so legal” space.

Fake DJ is the result of this history colliding with a casual conversation about the state of the DJ nation. 001 put his hands to the keyboard and wrote the lyrics and conceptualized the track and 002 hit the studio to pull together the beats. The next ingredient was the vocalist, which had to be a Poet Laureate of sorts, someone who also understood the roots of the music and what was trying to be said. “Robert English was born for this vocal and he nailed it in just two takes, it was just perfect” says 002. The cherry on top was bringing in the legendary DJ Sneak to do the remix. His mix brings out something in the track that only he could, deep groovy bass lines and some essence of his classic You Canʼt Hide from your Bud.

As DJ culture accelerates into the mainstream it has virtually lost all of its history with this new generation of fans, left it behind as a new generation stands on the shoulders of giants, and become giants themselves pushing the architects and creators into the shadows. The musical mission statement is now very clear for Camoflaug3: respect your roots and know your art.

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Posted by: Kathryn on October 31, 2012 @ 11:31 AM
Posted in: Music

DJ/Producer J Boogie has been a key player at Om Records for many, many moons now. This moombah mastermind truly embodies the variety that SF nightlife has to offer; his DJ mixes blend a range of tracks that cover hip-hop, reggae, afro-beat, disco, electro, and house. As a producer, he has been releasing music since the 90s, both solo and as J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science—a project he embarked on with a live band, including a horn section, percussionist, and MCs.

This year, Boogie started monthly club-night at Monarch to sate SF party peoples’ need for a more multi-faceted musical experience: Night Moves unites veteran San Francisco house music vibes with emerging sounds of modern funk, nu-disco and moombahsoul. Imagine classic Chicago Trax blended with the current Disco Boogie revival. Podcasts, edits, and club nights will be curated in an effort to break the boundaries in San Francisco’s dance music scene.

Next week, on Saturday, November 3, Night Moves brings out Moon Boots to grace the decks and heat up the Void sound system. Be prepared for a cosmic journey of disco and R&B led by this mysterious producer, along with support from Deejay Theory, Papa Lu & The Whooligan, and, of course, J Boogie himself. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Resident Advisor [here]

Until then, check out J. Boogie’s latest mix for DJ Mag. Glittering with Latin percussion, funky synths, and a heaping dose of chunky basslines, this soulful mix will be just what you need to get in the mood for Night Moves.

Read on for more about the Night Moves with Moon Boots on November 3rd…

Info + Limited Advance Tickets Available Here

Night Moves & Monarch Present:

MOON BOOTS (French Express)

with residents:

J. BOOGIE (OM Records)


PAPA LU & THE WHOOLIGAN (Uni4rm/ OM Records)

Saturday, November 3rd || 9pm–3am || 21+
Monarch || 101 6th St. ||

Posted by: Paloma on October 26, 2012 @ 4:11 PM
Posted in: Events

“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

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. Mark created a popular series of mixtapes that circulated in the Chicago area and beyond, the demand for which grew from 50 to 500 tapes per mix!

Soon after, Mark took his experiment-turned-endeavor to try it out in a new home. Farina began juggling two residencies in Chicago and San Francisco, and he began throwing his own Mushroom Jazz club night in the city by the bay.The Monday night party became an integral part of the SF scene, gathering an eager following for five years.

After years of dormancy, a Mushroom Jazz party has been revived! Farina is playing his most prime Mushroom Jazz sound selections quarterly at Monarch, in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco. The next Mushroom Jazz party is October 24th, 2012 and it is assured to get your booties boomin’ and your mushes roomin’

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Posted by: Kathryn on October 23, 2012 @ 10:52 AM
Posted in: News

Already garnishing early heat from The Hype Machine, Fader, and SF Weekly, Blackbird Blackbird’s “Boracay Planet” drops today via Lavish Habits! Blackbird Blackbird is the moniker of San Francisco-based wünderkind Mikey Maramag. His unique style of dreamy folktronica recalls influences from all ends of the musical spectrum; deeply textured, hypnotic songs pay homage to psychedelic pop the likes of Caribou and Washed Out, while the warmth of analogue instrumentation spliced with digital artifacts hints at contemporaries James Blake, Four Tet and Mount Kimbie.

Anthemic, dream-driven themes inspire Blackbird Blackbird’s work, where layers of electronic texture drape over organic sounds and ghostly vocals. Within elongated song structures, Blackbird Blackbird harnesses thematic elements of dynamism and composition to create depth and complexity, while never losing sight of his pop sensibilities.

Blackbird Blackbird’s debut album Summer Heart was lauded by modern tastemakers, receiving critical acclaim from the likes of Fader, XLR8R, Rcrdlbl, and more. Recently returning from a whirl-wind European tour, Blackbird Blackbird has been signed to the Lavish Habits imprint out of San Francisco. His new Boracay Planet EP features remixes from the likes of American bass music virtuoso Grenier (aka DJ G) and Atlanta’s foremost proprietor of rave music, Distal.


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Posted by: Kathryn on October 16, 2012 @ 11:24 AM
Posted in: What's New at OM

As an alternative to mainstream media, college radio has been an outlet for listeners to discover up-and-coming artists. CMJ, short for College Music Journal, has been a key curator for music played on college radio stations nationwide since 1980. Along with their charts, reviews, and news pieces, CMJ presents hundreds of talented artists in a number of clubs in Manhattan and Brooklyn each fall for their annual festival. This year, October 16 – October 20 begins another round of CMJ Music Marathon in which the Lavish Habits’ Blackbird Blackbird, Maus Haus, and Body Language will be making appearances at the following venues on the following dates:

Blackbird Blackbird @ Santos Party House, NYC (link)

Blackbird Blackbird & Maus Haus @ Pianos, NYC (link)
Blackbird Blackbird & Maus Haus @ Shea Stadium, Brooklyn, NY

Maus Haus @ The Delancey, NYC (link)
Body Language @ Soho House, NYC
Body Language @ Bar Matchless, Brooklyn (link)

Posted by: Intern #1 on October 12, 2012 @ 4:42 PM
Posted in: Music

The most recent Om:Cast comes to you from none other than L.A.‘s Heidi Lawden! This Friday she will be rocking the decks at our third installment of the Smoke N’ Mirrors residency at Monarch alongside Edit Murphy, TK Disco and Shiny Objects. This “up-tempo mix of up-front music” in her own words:

“I realized recently that I first DJ’d around 19 years ago. I played in London with DJ’s such as Danny Rampling and The Horsemeat Disco boys as well as some U.S legends such as Pal Joey and Tony Humphries. After relocating to L.A I stepped away from DJing to focus on a music job by day. The lure of buying music and love of playing is not something that ever leaves you however, so I’m now thrilled to be building a loyal following Stateside and playing most weekends.

Excited would be an understatement when OM asked me for a mix, and in honor of the upcoming Smoke and Mirrors party I decided to do an uptempo mix of upfront music. I recorded it live in one take. SF crowds are super sophisticated and knowledgable , you better come prepared when you play there and with so many excellent local DJ’s I feel especially honored to be invited back. Next up I’m heading into the studio to make the kind of music that makes me dance all night long in the hopes it will make others do the same, and after the compliments I got for my vocals on Locussolus ‘Next To You’ I think I’ll step up to the mic too."

Join Heidi and the rest of us at the Smoke N’ Mirrors party at Monarch this Friday:

Smoke N’ Mirrors Presents Edit Murphy + Friends

October 5th | 10pm – 4am | 101 Sixth Street, SF CA

Edit Murphy (Smoke N’ Mirrors)

Heidi Lawden (Loccussolus, LA)

T.K. Disko (Split Secs, LA)

Shiny Objects (Smoke N’ Mirrors)

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Posted by: Kathryn on October 3, 2012 @ 4:48 PM
Posted in: Music

Bassnectar fans, get ready for his newest Freestyle Mixtape! Featuring tracks from his upcoming Freestyle EP, Bassnectar also pays homage to fellow Omies Zion I and Ming & FS! Big ups to Loren for a great mix! Click through and enjoy :)

01. Dancer In The Dark Intro – Audiovoid Remix
02. Bassnectar – Freestyle feat. Angel Haze
03. Jantsen – When The Beats Drop (Bassnectar Remix)
04. 6 Blocc – Ammunition Sample Pack (Bassnectar Recut)
05. Bangladesh – 100 [Acapella]
06. Dead Prez – Hip Hop [Acapella]
07. Bassnectar – Rap with a T [Instrumental]
08. Hudson Mohawke – Thunder Bay (Bassnectar Edit)
09. Zed Bias ft Juiceman & Simba – Jigga Up (Bassnectar Remix)
10. Ming & FS – Madhattan Bound (Bassnectar Remix)
11. Zion i – Human (Bassnectar Remixxx)
12. Bassnectar – Infinite
13. Bassnectar & DC Breaks – Breathless feat. Mimi Page
14. Son of Kick – From Here
15. Bassnectar & Double You – I Am A Laser (2012 Remaster)
16. Dusk & Blackdown – Kuri Pataka
17. Ed Solo – Egyptian Horns (Bassnectar Remix)
18. Bassnectar – Butterfly feat. Mimi Page (Bassnectar Remix)
19. Bassnectar – Hologram

Original Posting + More on Bassnectar Here

Posted by: Kathryn on October 3, 2012 @ 1:13 PM
Posted in: Free Downloads

“You wouldn’t be off base to consider San Francisco’s Maus Haus one of the brightest hopes in the city’s avant/indie realm. Picture Brian Wilson meeting Marcel Duchamp and departing together, arm in arm, to plan pocket symphonies…I’m betting these fellows won’t remain a mousy secret for long.” — Bay Area Guardian

Maus Haus has just released their seven-track ‘Light Noise’ EP on Lavish Habits today!

San Francisco’s Maus Haus is a concoction of Kraftwerk, the Beach Boys, and Sonic Youth steeped in a solution of glitchy noise, dirty drums, and buzzy synthesizers. Through this heady mix, the band is still eminently approachable, with catchy vocals, and moving rhythms. The resulting sound is patently unique, yet strangely familiar.

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Posted by: Kathryn on October 2, 2012 @ 10:14 AM
Posted in: Music

Blackbird Blackbird’s newest single “All” is out on Lavish Habits. The new single shows off his pop sensibilities, thick with echoing guitar plucks and soothing, lightly-treated vocals. Chiming synths and fluttering clicks splash color on top of a melancholic tone. Clean four-to-the-floor beats and a lovely synth lead dissipate into dreamlike samples of incomprehensible speech and smooth, lapping waves.

Also on the release is Distal’s remix of Blackbird Blackbirdʼs “Keep It Up,” taking it into a dark, barreling techno track. Blackbirdʼs crooning vocals stab into the rolling kick drum, complete with frenetic bubbling effects. The beat is broken up with touches of two-step futurism and at the very end, a playful flute appears to brighten the fade out.

Check out the official music video to the single here!


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Posted by: Intern #1 on October 1, 2012 @ 1:59 PM
Posted in: Visual Stimulation


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