For all you music lovers out there, our dedicated friends at Groove the Globe are bringing you an amazing trip into the world of house. In production now, “Global Groove Network- The Film” is a documentary of one man’s journey into examining the connection between DJ culture and the global community. For the past year, the producer has traveled all over the world to all the parties, interviewed your favorite DJ’s, as well as music lovers to find the meaning in this connection.
From the trailer, it already looks amazing. Your favorite DJ’s are interviewed front and center, and many of the parties this documentary were filmed at were parties that most of us went to! I personally can’t wait until the whole project is finished and we get to take the journey with them. Being a part of this film has been fun for us at Om as well, and we thank Groove the Globe for thinking of us.
The highly anticipated new artist album from underground cult heavyweight, Bassnectar, combines the visceral melodic presence of modern listening music with the force and volume of sounds system dancehall devastation! Playing at over one-hundred and fifty shows a year; to thousands of different people a month; from sold out festivals to overcrowded clubs and warehouses, to tightly packed tiny bars and venues; Bassnectar’s enormous popularity reflects the current hunger for raw substance in modern music. “Underground Communication”: is an exploration of hiphop culture, featuring scores of MCs and rhythmic poetics mashed atop a heavy, driving range of tempo and of course, those signature throbbing bass lines. Rooted in political conviction, philosophical intention and backed by a rabid fan base and dedicated following, “Underground Communication” sets a new standard for the possibilities of merging music, art, new media, and social activism.
Fresh from their show stopping event at this year’s WMC, Om Records continues its assault on your senses with two headline parties for the 2007 Sonar festival. Profiling two shades of respected Om music at the worlds leading progressive electronic music festival, 2007 highlights both established names on the label as well as welcoming the new wave of talent in the beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Barcelona!
Opening the weekend of festival fun, deep house Godfather Mark Farina welcomes you into his “House of Om” to celebrate the release of his acclaimed new album alongside Om and San Francisco’s leading light DJ Fluid aka Afromystik. Completing the line-up, Spain’s own Al Velilla, co-pilot behind Pacha Recordings and during late 90’s one of first and most innovative labels in the country D Press Industries, brings the Balearic sunkissed vibes. Set in the lush surroundings of Mondo on the Spanish coastline; Om’s groovy basslines and jackin rhythms will be perfectly at home alongside the panoramic views of the Mediterranean.
As the festival kicks into high gear on Saturday night, a host of new talent steps up to showcase the united nations of future music that keeps Om at the cutting edge of fresh sounds. New Om Europe signing Mike Monday brings the bleeps n bounce of his signature sound alongside an exclusive Sonar performance from Jesse Rose with his unique blend of Chicago house and Detroit techno all wrapped up with a UK twist and finally futuristic house beats from Sweden’s Style of Eye. Hosted in the spectacular open air surroundings of La Terraza, Om Records finishes the festival with a flourish.
Friday, June 15th
>> House of Om >>
DJ Mark Farina
DOORS: 10PM – 5AM VENUE: Mondo Barcelona ADDRESS: Moll d’Espanya S/N, Edifici IMAX WEB: www.mondobcn.com
Saturday, June 16th
>> om:sonar >>
Style of Eye
DOORS: 10PM – 5AM VENUE: La Terrazza ADDRESS: Avda. Marqu’s de Comillas No. s/n Barcelona – Poble Espanol
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on May 3, 2007 @ 1:39 PM
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Erykah Badu will set things off at the opening night of the NEW House of Blues in Dallas on Tuesday May 8th with a special performance. Save your pennies (and your nickels, dimes, quarters..) Afterwards, Badu Presents: The Official Afterparty where she will introduce the world premier of THECANNABINOIDS which features 8 turntables, 4 MP’s, 3 laptops, 2 motif’s, 1 funk box, no rehearsal (live onstage production).
Mark Farina Custom Rebook Shoes / House of Om Contest
MARKFARINA “HOUSE OF OM” CONTEST
Brought to you by Mark Farina, Reebok, and Om Records
To celebrate the release of Mark Farina “House of Om” this Tuesday (April 10th), Mark Farina and Om Records are proud to present a sick new contest for all the Mark Farina fans out there.
How To Enter:
Preorder your copy of Mark Farina – House of Om through the Om-Records.com online store Here and you will be automatically entered to win the contest.
First 100 people to preorder Mark Farina – House of Om will automatically win an autographed poster from Mark Farina himself.
First 500 people to preorder Mark Farina – House of Om will also be entered to win an autographed pair of custom DJ Mark Farina Reebok Shoes. These are custom shoes made specifically for Mark Farina. Never before used. The shoes and the box are both autographed by Mark Farina himself. VERYRARE!!!! The ONLY pairs that exist. Estimated Value….priceless! One of the first 500 people to purchase the release via Om-records.com will be randomly drawn and win the shoe.
About the Shoes:
The shoe is a custom made Reebok shoe. All white leather with embroidered DJ Mark Farina on heel and rubber vinyl record stamp on sole. These shoes are one of a kind, only one pair was made. The size is sample size 9.
-To Enter, you must purchase Mark Farina – House of Om Through the Om-Records.com web store. Making purchases of the CD on other sites will not count torwards the contest. No need to e-mail any reciept to Om, as we will be able to pull up your e-mail.
-Contest Starts April 5, 2007 and ends May 30, 2007
-Autographed posters will be sent out immediately after the first 100 orders come through.
-Drawing for autographed shoes will happen on May 31st. Winner will be contacted by June 1st.
You can enter today by Clicking Here
or by simply visiting the Om Records Web Store at www.om-records.com
Don’t sleep…this is one of the sickest contest yet!!!
I really had no idea what to expect. I hate to admit it, and I hate even more to do it, but I had no Idea who or what Bassnectar was before I got drunk off the madness. All I could coerce out of the sidewalk kids was a completely vague description; “noise, and lots of it.” Seems like it wouldn’t really tell the story about what I was about to see, would it? It was actually just faint enough of a signal to make me nervous with excitement.
Bassnectar’s (Lorin Ashton) entrance into his set was punctuated by an extremely rare and wonderful thing. He adamantly requested that his crowd move from the floor below to the stage. As the first single from his album, underground communication dropped, the collective breath of an entire club was taken away. The bass was so incredibly deep, even in the back of the club, that I wasn’’t sure air was being expelled from my lungs any longer. This feeling was unrelenting throughout the entirety of the show, by the way. The bass seemed to get deeper, and deeper.
The evening was a rollercoaster of tempos. I have never seen a crowd so emotionally tied to a four count, begging to be surprised. The tempo fell, lulled them into security, and then dropped rhythm so quick it could give you vertigo. Recovery was quick, the crowd almost instantly popping to the new set of rules forced upon their ears.
The hip hop sound of the new album seems to be a fairly deliberate move, with an overall push toward his own, already well established distinctive sound. The timing is definitely electronic. But the melody for several tracks, still shows a bay area movement toward the seamless integration of the two sounds. If the eclectic mix of colors and textures adorned by him are any indication of the success of the process it would be considered, in any context, a success.
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on April 26, 2007 @ 11:44 AM
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