One of the original Om artists, Afro-Mystik, returns with ‘The Road’, his first song in 7 years. It’s classic broken-beat with a haunting ethereal vocal from Jade Alexis (of Microphone Hands fame). Check out the video below and pick up Om Lounge 13 here .
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on May 24, 2013 @ 2:36 PM
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Om Records presents the second volume of Om Yoga featuring deep, richly layered, soothing modern music for movement and flow. Om Yoga vol. 2 features unreleased tracks, rare remixes and hidden favorites from the extended Om Records family including DJ Drez, Blackbird Blackbird, Nightmares on Wax, J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science and many more. Whether your yoga practice is at home, in a studio or outside, we feel this mix will serve you and hope that you enjoy it for many years to come.
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Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on May 24, 2013 @ 12:41 PM
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Ignite the passions of spring with a slow-groovin’ comp designed to awaken you from hibernation: Om Lounge, Vol. 13 is the perfect mix of deep cuts and thick beats, combining your favorite artists from the Om Records roster, new and old. Miguel Migs and Rob Garza bring you up a mid-tempo heaters while Death on the Balcony take you back down with their trademark slow-buildin’ deep house grooves. Lovebirds’ full-fledged disco and laid back vibes play perfectly against Edit Murphy’s spacy slow jams, while the subdued nu-disco of Crazy P entices with vocals over spooky synths. Other lounge-worthy jams from the likes of Justin Martin and Hot Toddy, plus brand-new tracks from Shiny Objects and Afro-Mystik round out this über-cozy compilation.
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Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on May 7, 2013 @ 9:53 AM
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In “Mood Swings” EP, Miguel Migs and Shades Of Gray have come together to deliver a fine Deep House affair drenched in rich textures, subtle undertones and moody melodies. Aspects of both classic and modern deep house intertwine expertly on these four tracks, creating edge and dynamism that is dance-floor ready.
The release starts off strong with “Create a Mood,” a truly deep groover of unparalleled freshness. With richly textured vocals, zippy synth stabs, lush layers, and tightly woven percussion, this track creates a mood of total allure and classic deep house appeal. “Down Underground” brings the late-night party vibes with a thick, sinister bass-line and a hypnotic vocal taking you deeper underground and telling you to dance ’til dawn.
“Let Me” is a feel-good moody jam with a thick, chunky bass-line, sparkling synths, hearty handclaps and an undeniable female voice that teases: “let me”. The “Salty Dub” channels more bounce with extra layers of throw back synth chords and a double-boost of boogie.
Smoke N’ Mirrors is proud to present, alongside our Inside/Out Winter Music Conference Party, a compilation featuring the best of the label including tracks from Crazy P, Death on the Balcony, Edit Murphy, Thugfucker, and more. This 10-track compilation will give you tastes of cosmic funk, acid-y analogue sensibilities, throbbing underground deeptech and more. Everything you need to take you from late-nights to early-morning and all of the debauched hours in between. With this compilation as it’s official soundtrack, Smoke N’ Mirrors is turning Miami Music Week inside out with the true sounds of the underground.
The Revenge has created a devilish duo of “Lose My Head” dub remixes to contrast against the funky original from the Brooklyn synth-pop quartet Body Language. Relentless builds, tight drum kicks, and a hypnotic 303 bass-line create a perfect Detroit house beast named Dub 1. His equally naughty brother Dub 2, will transfix you with throbbing chords and tight percussion, building up to an epic swell of dance-floor mania; beware of the insanity-causing drop!
Having been one of the original bass music practitioners, it makes a lot of sense for BassnectarAKA Lorin Ashton to team up with dance music legends Underworld on their classic track “REZ”. Today, OM Records imprint Child’s Play released Bassnectar’s remix of the cut, first put out by the seminal EDM group 20 years ago. “REZ” has had a special place in Ashton’s heart for well over a decade as a memorable part of his early exposure to dance music. “By the time I first heard ʻREZʼ…it was already a classic. It was the third ‘rave’ I had ever been to," says Ashton, "That was the only song I remembered from the entire night. And for years to come, whenever I hear any version or remix or even a slight fragment of that shimmering resonant arpeggiator I get flashbacks.” The Bassnectar remix adds mounds of thunderous bass to the track while still retaining its delicate and distinctive arpeggiated melody. The single will be released on 180-gram vinyl with digital download, full color jacket sleeve and liner notes from Bassnectar.
4/24: Burlington Memorial Auditorium – Burlington, VT
4/25: House of Blues – Boston, MA
4/26: House of Blues – Boston, MA
4/27: Main Street Armory – Rochester, NY
4/28: Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – Providence, RI
5/1: Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
5/2: Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
5/4: The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
5/5: The Fillmore Silver Spring- Silver Spring, MD
5/8: Township Auditorium – Columbia, SC
5/9: Grady Cole Center – Charlotte, NC
5/10: The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
5/11: The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
5/12: Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN
View New Years Eve 2013 Recap Video Here!
The Very First Time Bassnectar Dropped His Rez Remix on the World!
• “One of the most in-demand EDM artists for the past few years” – Billboard
• “The Mighty Bassnectar” – BBC Radio 1
• #16 on Rolling Stoneʼs “Top 25 DJs that Rule the Earth” list
• “Chest-throbbing basslines that pump the heart chakra” – XLR8R
• Music directors for the Opening Ceremony 2012 Summer Olympics
• “These 90s electronica superstars are EDMʼs elder statesmen” – Rolling Stone
For Om:Cast 034, we bring you Oakland’s own DJ Mes, whose mix, aptly titled ‘Deeper I Go’, weaves together nu-skool jams with an old school feel. Mes’ tightly curated sound-selections and seamless mixing style reflect a mastery of the art, which is surprisingly hard to find in today’s DJ world. Delivering the goods, Mes’ Om:Cast will take you on a journey from start to finish with a deeper sound that is still pumping enough to get you out on the floor and shake a tail-feather. Encompassing everything from deep to jack and back this is an essential mix for your iPod, car stereo or next dance party. Congrats to Mes and his wife on their newly born baby! Woo!
Dave Aju – Caller #7 (Seth Troxler & Subb-an Remix)
DJ Mes & Sonny Fodera – No Jetlag
The Black Madonna – Alright This Morning
T.W.I.C.E. – Broken Chair
Stefano Ritteri - The Rules Of Control
Cherie Lee – Love Me Or Leave Me (Oliver $ Remix)
Flashmob – Hot
Cloud 9 – Don’t You Want Me Baby (Dusky Remix)
JT Donaldson – Trust Me
Hot Since 82 – Forty Shorty
Kevin Over – Soul X
Flashmob – Need In Me
Intruder – Amame (Noir In The House Remix)
Tiefschwarz – Hurricane feat. Jaw (Rework 2012)
Justin Martin – Don’t Go (Dusky Remix)
Shadow Child – 23 feat. Tymer
Hot Since 82 – Knee Deep In Louise (Shadow Child Remix)
Roy Davis Jr., Sonny Fodera, Jorge Watts – I Got That Ish
Ray Okpara – Bounce To This feat. Obi Jazz
NiCe7 – Bassline Soldiers
Waze & Odyssey – I Want You You You
DJ T – Philly (DJ T’s 2011 Edit)
Tarantulaz – They Forgot It feat. Monique Bingham
Rithma – Love & Music (Kaskade Remix)
DJ Sneak – Feel Your Body Talking (DJ Mes Town Business Mix)
Right To Life – Love Blind
Posted by: Kathryn on February 11, 2013 @ 4:42 PM
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Fresh off the success of last year’s Social Studies LP, Body Language have returned with their trademark sound of future-shocked pop, blended with a dash of Soul and R&B. Or as the Brooklyn quartet puts it, “Our world still exists in an indie-disco bubble; we’re just pushing the limits of every genre to a point where the bubble’s about to pop.”
That’s certainly the case with “Lose My Head”—a floor-filler that’s driven by late ‘70s funk licks and diamond-encrusted keys. The Jimmy Edgar remix shakes down the original vocals and lays them cleanly on top of a spacy, no-nonsense acid bassline for a proper throw-back groove. Light Year’s remix takes us to the edge of minimalism, with choppedup vocals, chunky 808s, and space-age blips and beeps.
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Buzz about Body Language…
• Highly acclaimed by outlets such as The New York Times, NPR, Fader, Rolling Stone,
Spin, Pitchfork, KCRW, The Guardian and more…
• Body Languageʼs side projects include work with Passion Pit, Vacationer, Sepalcure, Matthew Dear, MachineDrum and more.
• Have remixed for Niki & The Dove, Marina & The Diamonds, Dirty Vegas, Florrie and more.
In “The Colour That You Bring to Me,” Death on the Balcony layers space-y synths and vocoder vocals on top of a funky bassline for a truly cosmic disco experience. “Shade I Bring to You” is a masterfully minimal jam with a smooth, sinister bassline. Pressurized trills billow out, filling the track with a dark, shimmering ambience.
Nick Monaco (Soul Clap, dirtybird)’s delightful remix of “The Colour That You Bring to Me” adds a colorful acid-y vibe, straight out of 1993, complete with rollin’ Rolands and smooth-crooning vocals.
Dig way deeper underground and you’ll come across Edit Murphy (Om Records)’s dubbed out version of “Shade I Bring To You.” The long, luxurious bass creates a slow build while the percussive hooks urge you the dance floor.
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About Death on the Balcony For some time now the combined forces of Mark Caramelli and Paul Hargreaves have been causing quite a stir under their guise, Death on the Balcony. Their style fuses a range of influences from disco and deep house through to house and deep techno depending on the time, space, and environment. Expect some surprises from the duo’s record bag to pack endless warmth and soul on their journey with you.
Death on the Balcony’s release schedule is continually active with DOTB releasing and remixing with the likes of Culprit LA, Pets Recordings, Silver Network, Illusion Recordings, Akbal Music, Airdrop, One Records, Hissy Fit, and Join The Dots.
Buzz about DOTB…
• “The electronic music industry’s next big thing” – iD-Online
• “Superb house and disco, putting Death on the Balcony firmly on the map” – Defected
• “Exuberant, glitzy and heavily-filtered disco house” – Resident Advisor
• “Languid disco, chopped funk and lush atmospheric tech strikes gold!” – DJ Mag
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Full US Tour in February 2013 via Liaison Artists (Maya Jane Coles, Maceo Plex, Guy Gerber)
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Charted by: Eats Everything, Blond:ish, Adana Twins, Catz N Dogz, Robbie Akbal, DJ T, Robert James, Jimmy Maheras, Subb-an, Marcin Czubala, Soul Clap, Luciano, Wolf + Lamb, Jimpster, Jozif, and more.