Social Studies (Deluxe Edition) Out October 4th, Release Free Toro & Moi Remix, Announce US. Dates, “Social Studies” Single Out July 12th
Om is very pleased to announce the singing of one of our favorite bands, Body Language’s for the release of Social Studies (Deluxe Edition) on Om / Lavish Habits (our new imprint). Social Studies starts off with a thick, top-heavy baseline absolutely hammering your speakers. Ah, but then the synths kick in like laser canons, leading us all down a neon-lit wind tunnel that’s lined with lean loops, galloping grooves, and head-circling hooks. Which begs one simple question: what is this, really?
“The title sums it up perfectly,” explains Grant Wheeler, who sings and swaps instruments alongside his longtime production partner/lead vocalist Matt Young, glockenspiel guru Angelica Bess, and drummer Ian Young. “Depending on the day, we’re producing indie music, DJing house, disco and Detroit techno, or writing pop songs on the piano. So we wrapped our record up like a tidy textbook of genres, or different cultures in a social studies class.”
And like any decent textbook, Body Language have a lot of history behind them, starting with the weekly parties Matt and Grant used to throw at a dive bar in Connecticut. The residency led to their love of dance music and a need for homemade club edits of everything from Billy Ocean to Don Henley. Not only that; the pair also started to tackle their own tracks, with Angelica eventually rounding out their ever-evolving sound and Ian stepping into his rhythm section role on the eve of a Bowery Ballroom show with Passion Pit. That billing wasn’t an isolated incident, either. As it turns out, Body Language lent their programming skills to several tracks on Passion Pit’s breakthrough album. They’ve also worked with such wildly different artists as Theophilus London, Machinedrum, and Fur.
But enough about the magic Body Language have brought to other records. This fall’s Social Studies EP—a tidy collection of four limited 10’’ singles—is a fitting followup to their 2009 debut Speaks, applying a refined pop palette to sample-splitting melodies (the title track), dollops of disco (“Falling Out”), and what can only be described as pure analog bliss (“You Can”).
“I suppose it sounds selfish,” says Grant, “but we wrote what we wanted to write. We get the same joy and satisfaction out of losing our shit behind a pair of turntables as we do singing four-part harmonies.”
Which explains why Green Velvet and Grizzly Bear get equal time on the group’s hi-fi, and with a proper LP already in its planning stages, let’s just say they might actually sound exactly like Billy Ocean by the time it’s done. Who knows. We can only hope, right?
“Social Studies” Single Out July 12th
A1) Social Studies (Original)
A2) Rio Blanco Remix
B1) Plastic Plates Remix
CLICKHERE TO PRE-ORDERLIMITEDEDITION (500 printed) 10" VINYL.
Upcoming Tour Dates
7/1 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands w/ Celestial Shore , Aislyn
7/16 – Miami, FL – Electric Pickle
8/17 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Vitale
8/20 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
Posted by: g.win on June 29, 2011 @ 11:31 AM
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Today we released So Good, Ian Pooley’s second single on our Smoke N’ Mirrors imprint. Sticking to his original sound, this track combines tech and deep house elements, while adding Pooley’s signature Brazillian flair. The digital single also includes a disco-infused remix from Hanssen, and a hard-hitting, yet smooth, deep house mix from Da Funk.
Pre-release available now at Beatport.com. Everywhere in July!
Posted by: g.win on June 28, 2011 @ 3:02 PM
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We’re getting ready to release the new J-Boogie album later this fall, and have a sneak preview of what we have in store. “Undercover” is the title track of the album, with soulful vocals from Chrys Anthony. Like previous Dubtronic Science releases, this album will feature a mix of disco, jazz, soul, afrobeat, downtempo and latin beats, along with a huge lineup of guest artists.
Stay tuned for this single to drop in early August 2011, featuring a remix by DJ Nu-Mark. Oh yeah, we’re pressing 45’s too.
Posted by: g.win on June 27, 2011 @ 10:48 AM
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It’s officially summer! This past Saturday we brought the sun with us down to LA for an event with our good pals, dubFrequency. We kicked off ‘High Tide’ at W Hollywood in partnership with GUESS. Our special guest for the afternoon was nu-disco duo, Holy Ghost! (pictured above). Other DJs included Ilirjana of Apache Beat, Guns In the Sun and Paul (of I Am Sound). A few friends including Rusko, Deckstar, Beyond and more dropped by! Beats, sunshine and cocktails….looks like summer is officially here!
All photos by Colin Young-Wolf for Brandx.com. Click Here To See More Photos at Brandx.com.
DJ Times and Pioneer DJ are asking fans to help select “America’s Best DJ” for 2011. Last year’s winner was the Bay Area’s very own DJ Qbert. The staff at DJ Times have finalized the 100 nominees, and we are happy to announce the following Om artists and extended family to make the list:
Bassnectar, Claude VonStroke, Colette, Derrick Carter, Doc Martin, Kaskade, Mark Farina, Miguel Migs and Wolfgang Gartner.
Each entry gets a chance to win prizes like gear from Pioneer DJ and a trip to Vegas, so click here to vote and help your favorite DJ reach the top!
Posted by: g.win on June 15, 2011 @ 11:16 AM
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It’s pool season again! We’re headed down to LA to partner up with our friends, dubFrequency for High Tide, a new monthly pool party series presented by W Hollywood and GUESS.
Drop by Drais at the W Hollywood this Saturday June 18th, 2011 (1-6PM) for some summer beats and cocktails. GUESS will be on hand to provide free giveaways and goodies.
On the line up, Ilirjana of Apache Beat, Guns in Sun, Paul Tao (Iamsound), Bixel Boys. There will be a very special surprise headliner. You’ll just have to “Wait & See” (hint hint) who the headliner is.
Many of you know him from his amazingly catchy remix for No.19 Music (Art Department)‘s Modern Amusement track, ’Cold As Ice’. We are happy to present Om:cast 21 mixed by Louie Fresco.
If we can define Louie Fresco in one word it would probably be “Versatile”. This multifaceted DJ and Producer from Mexico has single handedly put his hometown Mexicali B.C. on the map with his many original tracks and remixes. Artists like The Crystal Method, Felix Da Housecat, Tommie Sunshine, Art Department, Russ Yallop, Silver Surfer, J Phlip, NASA, John Roman, Lazaro Casanova, Larry Tee, and Junior Sanchez are all names who frequently played his tracks.
His diverse production background includes producing remixes, originals and collabos with the likes of Etienne De Crecy, Tommie Sunshine, Peaches, Felix Da Housecat, Gtronic, Ali Love, Lady Gaga, Young Buck (G-Unit), Lee Foss, John Roman, Russ Yallop, Bunny Lake, Hot Pink Delorean, etc.
Louie sets 2011 as his year with the launch of his own label, MEXA Records, and the release of his first artist album. Louie Fresco’s solo album will be released later this year under Art Department’s No.19 label, with many surprise collabos. He’s also busy at work with remixes coming out soon on Defected, Dim Mak and Om Records.
TRACKLIST FCL – Let’s Go
Ali Love – Diminishing Returns (Louie Fresco Vocal Mix)
Maya Jane Coles – What They Say (Dyed Soundorom Remix)
Nina Kraviz – Okains Scream (Sebo K Remix)
Russ Yallop – System Crank
Jamie Jones – Tranquilizer
Modern Amusement – Cold As Ice (Louie Fresco Remix)
Lee Foss – Little Game
Danny Daze – Your Everything
Louie Fresco – So Good
Louie Fresco – Fire
Dirty Vegas is proud to announce the first edition to the weekly mix show on Sirius XM. The one hour DJ mix will air every Wednesday for the month of June on the Electric Area Station (Channel 52) at 7pm EST, 4pm PST. This weeks mix is one not to be missed with new and exclusive tracks from the likes of Chris Lake, Nelski, ATFC, X-Press2, 20/20 Soundsystem, Marco Lys, Penguin Prison and more.
Please click here for more info.
Posted by: g.win on June 1, 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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Where do you rank as an Om fan? We’d like to find out who our biggest fans are. Each week we’re offering our top fan a premium giveaway. FanRank allows you to follow Om on Facebook and help spread the word of Om in order to earn points to help you get to the top. Battle fellow fans to become the biggest Om fan. There is no limit to the amount of times you can win, but the charts change daily. Each Wednesday, we’’ll announce a new prize and the previous week’s winner.
Stay tuned to some amazing prizes that will be offered throughout the summer including autographed CDs, concert tickets, headphones and even possibly a VIP Om experience.
This week’s giveaway is a limited edition Underworld ‘Barking’ Box Set (Value: $48.00).
About this week’s giveaway: The limited edition box set features three disc (Disc 1: Nine Track Album. Disc 2: DVD Featuring Eleven Videos. Two Videos Exclusive To Only This Package. Disc 3: Nine Alternative Versions of the Tracks), The box set is 10″ × 10″ × .5″ and was designed by UW’s design firm, Tomato.