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As the most downloaded song from the acclaimed album, ‘Black Light’, fans were finally treated to the official release of Groove Armada’s latest single, ‘History’. The release features stand out remixes from Still Going, Tom Budden and Grum.
Well we have some more exciting news! The track is now accompanied with this hilarious video featuring a street dance off competition. Just check it out below:

Click here to buy ‘History’ on iTunes NOW!

Created by:Dawson Bros

Starring: Cariad Lloyd, Nadia Kamil, Tony Way & Anna Carradice-French, Sophia Hunt, Charlotte Lee, Kitty Tebbetts

Directed by: Steve Dawson & Al Campbell

Posted by: James Stair on September 2, 2010 @ 1:44 PM

Today, the acclaimed music blog, Stereogum, is premiering the upcoming new single from Underworld. The techno driven track, co produced by Grammy award winning producer Dubfire, is set for a release on Om Records on November 23rd but you can check it out now here

Posted by: James Stair on September 1, 2010 @ 12:40 PM
Posted in: Music

Rumors have it Dirty Vegas are making a come back. It has been a minute since we heard new material from the Grammy award winning trio, but a fly on the wall here at Om says something is brewing.
Most of you remember the band from their highly acclaimed (and aforementioned Grammy award winning) track, ‘Days Go By’. The tune gets a 2010 twist from up and coming dubstep producer, Mimosa. For fans of Skream, Rusko and Bassnectar, this track is sure to make your bass boom and tweeters bleed.

Click here and enjoy!

Posted by: James Stair on August 31, 2010 @ 4:40 PM
Posted in: Music

Colette Marino, better known as DJ Colette, is and has been one of the hottest acts to come out of the Chicago House music scene. She is a resident DJ at the SmartBar in Chicago (along with close friend of Om Records, Kaskade) and rose to fame when she started to sing over her DJ mixes.

She has been called Om Records’ First Lady of House. Her album “Hypnotized” was the most downloaded house music album on iTunes in June 2005. Along with producing hit singles, she has performed at gigs and music festivals all over the world.

In this interview for 5 Mag’s anniversary project, she discusses her classical upbringing, her first time singing over a DJ, how she started DJing herself, and her close ties to Om Records.

Click HERE to check out this exclusive interview.

Posted by: James Stair on August 23, 2010 @ 10:30 AM
Posted in: Music

In June of this year, the dance music world was hit with the devastating news that the disco/pop production duo Aeroplane had disbanded. With international success on the remix circuit, crafting sparkling disco gems for Friendly Fires, Robbie Williams, The Doves and Cut Copy to name a few, the news came as a shock.
While their album is still set for release on Wall of Sound, the future of the group is VERY questionable. Luckily, Stephen (one half) is continuing his pursuit of blissful disco music. Under the name ‘The Magician’ he delivers part 1 of his mixtape series ‘Magic Tapes’ and man, is it SEXY! Peep the new mixtape and get up on this before the sensual yacht leaves the station and you’re left high and dry, landlocked from lasciviousness.

Magic Tape One by TheMagician

Posted by: James Stair on August 19, 2010 @ 2:00 PM
Posted in: Music

Samantha James release her new single “Subconscious” on August 10th. The title track off her sophomore album on Om Records is an upbeat jam summoning you to the dancefloor. The track features remixes from longtime collaborator Eric Kupper (Hed Kandi), Nacho Marco and Them Jeans.

Listen: Samantha James – Subconscious (Them Jeans Remix)

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Posted by: James Stair on August 12, 2010 @ 12:59 PM
Posted in: Music

This past Sunday, Underworld had the chance to bring their live show to the white shores of Ibiza. And from the sounds of it, they made quite an impression. The show was recorded as an essential mix for BBC 1, but don’t worry, we got a link for you to download the show right below. Enjoy!

Click here to check out the set! (Right click to save)

Posted by: James Stair on August 9, 2010 @ 1:45 PM
Posted in: Music

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Posted by: James Stair on August 2, 2010 @ 2:30 PM
Posted in: Style

There’s a new mix out from renowned disco house DJ Marcos Cabral!

Cabral started his career as a DJ in New York at the young age of 15. He embraced the NYC techno scene and soon became one of its most prominent DJs. Many know him as half of the popular production duo Runaway (with Jacques Renault). Under the Runaway moniker, they’ve released a hybrid of techno, house, and disco under labels such as DFA, Rekids, Mule Musiq, Permanent Vacation, his own label On The Prowl, and many more.

Click here to check out his new mix!

Posted by: James Stair on August 2, 2010 @ 2:30 PM
Posted in: Music

From their earliest moments as a band, Karl Hyde and Rick Smith of electronic act Underworld have been about more than just the music. Underworld has always been a multimedia experience, from the custom-made video projections to unique stage dressings to detailed album artwork — much of which are conceived by Tomato, the U.K.-based art collective in which the duo are partners.

Hyde also documents all of his travel experiences with photography and poetry — so we asked him to capture the group’s recent weekend trip to Italy for a performance at the Italia Wave Festival Livorno, exclusively for What follows is a compendium of his images, verses, and quotes from a post-festival interview.

Click HERE to check it out.


Underworld’s new album, Barking, arrives September 14 on Om Records.

Posted by: James Stair on July 30, 2010 @ 1:45 PM
Posted in: Visual Stimulation


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