Om Apparel “Om 15 Line Featuring Graphics From Sam Flores” – Limited units! Popular street artist, Sam Flores has never been applied to garments ever quite like he has here. There are great pieces available for both guys and gals. $20-40 | om-records.com
Mugo – Part MP3 player, part USB, part vinyl toy. These Mugo pieces are created in super limited runs. Pretty neat idea. Get it and fill it up with Om tracks for your loved ones! $60 | mugoplayer.com
The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World’s Most Consequential Trivia – “For those drowning in the digital age’s information glut, Visual Miscellaneum, the new eye-popping book of infographics .makes the perfect antidote. . By turns alarming and humorous in its revelations, it’s a timely, if meandering, look at the state of our world.” (Coolhunting.com )Hereto check out the pages. $26 |Harpercollins.com
Hip Hopsicles – What would hip hop be without some ice? Our friends at Gama Go came up with this brilliant idea. Perfect for your hip hop heads. $7.50 | gamago.com
Rayban Two-Tone Colored Wayfareer – Rayban has been doing a lot to really bring the brand back this year. But its a classic that really is dope . The two toned frames come in different color ways. $100+ | 80spurple.com
WeSC urbanears plattan headphones – The headphone revolution has been back for some time now. Most are to gawdy to ever rep. WeSC has the perfect clean, contemporary, and hip piece with the Urban Ears Plattan. $59+ | turntablelab.com
DJ Hero – Tested and approved by our very own Joe Nutz. Become the next DJ superstar….or atleast one in the gaming world. $88 | amazon.com
People Under the Stairs x Vans Skateboard Deck – Too good to be true, but it’s in fact true. Only 20 units available as a PUTS Deluxe edition pack which also comes with autographed CD, vinyl, and limited edition 7inch. $100 | om-records.com/getcarriedaway
Peasant & Travelers Bags – Fellow local indie designers Peasants & Travelers have been getting a lot of press coverage from the likes of Complex, Details Magazine, and more. The line features backpacks, weekenders, messenger bags, and more. $39-100+ | om-records.com
MUD Cares Palette Benefitting NextAid – MUD Cosmetics has teamed up with our favorite Nonprofit for a special palette. Sales from the palette go to support Nextaid. What better way to impress someone than to tell them their holiday gift helped children in Africa orphaned by AIDS. $25 | mudshop.com
Mini Diana Camera – The classic cult favorite camera is back and even smaller. Allows you to shoot square format or half-frame pictures using standard 35mm film, totaling 72 rectangular half-frames or 36 square images on one roll. Also has multiple exposure and long exposure features.$65 | flight001.com
Home For the Holidays – We bring it back every year, but really it’s that good! Features tracks from Kaskade, King Kooba, Rithma, Late Night Alumni and more. Perfect stocking stuffer! $8 | om-records.com
Posted by: g.win on December 16, 2009 @ 10:08 PM
Posted in: Style
Pioneer, Beatport, DJ Magazine and Let’s Mix, come together to launch ‘Next Generation DJ’, (NGDJ) a talent competition designed to unearth the next superstar DJ and to give them the chance to win a life changing prize. To win, DJs with the X-Factor will have to demonstrate their skills by uploading and promoting a mix on the new mixing and social networking
platform, www.letsmix.com as well as prove that they have the entrepreneurial aptitude required to make it big in the world of dance music.
The Winner Gets
The winner of the NGDJ will win a set of brand new Pioneer CDJ2000’s, a Pacemaker, huge media coverage across DJ Mag, Beatport, Let’s Mix and many more, their own compilation release on Beatport, flights to WMC, flash hotel and gigs at the Beatport Pool Party and the DJ Mag opening and closing party at the Shelborne. This is a competition designed by the biggest, most influential brands in dance music to find genuine, unrivalled DJ talent, and so the final and ultimate reward for winning the competition is a future career as a DJ. The winner will be offered an exclusive contract with a major DJ management agency, giving them the chance to show dancefloors around the world exactly what they can do.
Visit letsmix.com for more info or to enter.
Posted by: g.win on December 16, 2009 @ 4:58 PM
Posted in: Contests
Zwicker is an artist Rob G. turned me onto. ZWICKER a.k.a. Cyril Boehler is a producer, composer and DJ from Zurich. After a handful of successful ZWICKER vinyl releases on the BearFunk, Compost Black Label and Get Physical labels Zwicker released a full-length album of pop / electronica tracks.
The album "Songs of Lucid Dreamers“ was released earlier this year on Compost and features collaborations with Matt Didemus (Junior Boys), and vocalist Heidi Happy (for real!), Olivera Stanimirov, and more. The songs have great catchy melodies.
Below is an unreleased Zwicker remix of Sonar Kollektiv artist Lexx
Click Here to Purchase Zwicker “Songs of Lucid Dreamers” from iTunes.
MUD, cosmetics has partnered up with one of our favorite non-profits to create a palette / benefit line. The money raised from the line goes to NextAid. Female electronic / dance artist, DJ Rap, along with Om’s Colette & Samantha James star in the campaigns.
At MUD, we believe that everyone deserves a beautiful future. Whether we are collecting gifts for homeless women and children or adopting a family through the Salvation Army, MUD Cares about making a personal difference in the everyday lives of people in need. This is why we are proud to collaborate with organizations like NextAid to create our special, limited edition MUD Cares Palette of Eye Colors. These palettes make a great holiday gift – and are helping to benefit orphaned children in Africa who have lost their parents due to the AIDS epidemic.
This holiday season, you can help make a difference too – by purchasing a MUD Cares Palette of Eye Colors. These rich, earthy Eye Colors were hand-selected by members of NextAid to bring out the natural beauty of every skin tone. What’s beautiful about them? When you purchase one of these palettes, 100% of the proceeds go toward building a safe and sustainable home for a group of children. With only a few palettes left, we have almost met our goal. Please help us make a tangible difference in the lives of children in need. And remember – looking good never felt so great.
Om’s songbird, Samantha James, will release her sophomore artist album in the 2nd quarter of 2010. The first single, “Waves of Change” will be released in early 2010 and will feature a number of remixes. One remixer will have you all surprised! Keep checking back for more info on Samantha’s upcoming single and sophomore album.
Om is teaming up with KCRW and Vieroy Santa Monica to present a unique New Years Eve experience. We’re bringing together some of the greatest music selectors of today for a night of food, drinks, and eclectic music.
Featuring Music Selection From
King Britt (FiveSixMedia, Om)
A legend and an amazing DJ / producer like no other, King Britt is well accomplished. As a member of the Grammy Award winning Digable Planets, King was credited for starting Ovum Recordings with Josh Wink, and has a production/remixing resume that includes everyone from Miles Davis and Zap Mama to Solange Knowles and Macy Gray.
Jason Bentley (Morning Becomes Eclectic, KCRW)
Jason Bentley is KCRW’s Music Director and host of one of the most influential radio shows in the US, Morning Becomes Eclectic. Jason is hands down, one of the most important music selectors of today.
Raul Campos (Nocturna, KCRW)
The night wouldn’t sound the same without Raul Campos spinning the soundtrack. Born and raised in East L.A., Raul has his finger on the pulse of what makes this city beat. House, down-tempo, urban-soul, and Latin rhythms blend together for a killer mix.
Jamie Strong (Stones Throw Records / Do Over)
With the official title of “Minister of Information” at Stones Throw Records, Jamie Strong is one of LA’s most important tastemakers. His weekly summer season event, titled, “The Do Over” has become one of the most important parties in Southern California. Past guests have included AM, Peanut Butter Wolf, Spinderella, A-Trak, and Om’s very own J-Boogie, JT Donaldson, and King Britt.
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Posted by: g.win on December 14, 2009 @ 10:26 PM
Posted in: Events
Two distinct LA flavors that taste great together!
A few weeks back when we were sitting around fantasizing who in Los Angeles we’d want to collaborate for our recurring series, Tune in an Afternoon, we pretty quickly came up with Dam-Funk and Nite Jewel. When we contacted them, it turned out they were fans of each other and had been looking for an excuse to collaborate. It was decided that Nite Jewel would produce and that their favorite store, LA’s Future Music, would serve as the afternoon’s launching pad. From there, things just got creepy.
You can download the tune for free at XLR8R.com Here
Posted by: g.win on December 13, 2009 @ 9:56 PM
Posted in: Music
Sade drops her first single in over a decade. “Soldier of Love” is the highly anticipated first single off Sade’s new album of the same name – their first in a decade. Co-produced with Mike Pela, “Soldier of Love” was written by Sade, along with her four band-members Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman and Paul Spencer Denman. The track features a pulsating, anthemic drum beat, and Sade’s signature haunting vocals. Her new album drops on Epic in Feb 2010. The single has hit the blogsphere. Get it here at Nah Right.
It was only a year ago that Portishead dropped their last album. Prior to that album, the group spent years on hiatus. So, with that said, to put our a new single so quickly is rather impressive for them. The new single is a benefit single for Amesty International. Portishead “Chase The Tear” is available for download and stream here.
We got something special for all of you. We’re joining forces with our buddies at LRG Clothing Company to offer our fans free goodies for the holidays. We’re giving an outfit away every week from now until the end of the month. Winners will also get a care package from Om Hip Hop.
LRG is one of the hottest urban / street clothing brands. Their new Fall Holiday line features 2009’s star, Mayer Hawthorne and many more.
How do you enter?
-Enter your info, click submit, and you will automatically be entered.
-On Friday of each week, we’ll pick a winner to win this sick prize.
-Contest Ends December 31st, 2009.
My girl at Mint Collective is a great source for anything soulful! Props to her for giving me the heads up on this one. The perfect Sunday mix provided by the Urban music portal The Couch Sessions. Here to present a mix tribute to Little Dragon’s most unique member / vocalist, Yukimi Nagano.
A retrospective of Yukimi’s career, the tracks include stand out tracks from Little Dragon alongside feature appearances. Check for a collision in the animal kingdom, when Little Dragon guest appears on The Gorrilaz’s new album in 2010.
1.) Koop – Whenever There Is You
2.) Ge-ology – Blues Alley
3.) Little Dragon – No Love
4.) Quartermaine – Mystic Qool Breeze
5.) Little Dragon – After The Rain
6.) Little Dragon – Feather
7.) Shuya Okino – Pieces of You
8.) Little Dragon – Forever
9.) Koop – Summer Sun
10.) Little Dragon – Thunder Love
11.) Hird – Love You My Hope (Do Right Remix)
12.) Swell Session – The Music in Her Eyes
13.) Koop – I See A Different You
14.) Jafrosax – Drawn 2 U
15.) Little Dragon – Never Never