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Are you ready for Raashan Ahmad TV?

Now that Raashan Ahmad’s new release ‘The Push’ has dominated your play list, are you feeling like you need some more Raashan in your life? Check out Raashan Ahmad TV to get a behind the scenes look into the life of your boy Raashan. Whether he’s performing live across the country, promoting his new album, kickin’ it with fans, laying down tracks in the back of his ride on tour with Giant Panda, or just actin’ a fool with the Crown City Rockers, there’s always something going down on Raashan Ahmad TV. There is no question that in the life of Raashan, music is always number one. Salt and pepper shakers at a late night diner become a recreation of the “Push It” video, and newspaper headlines about our future president Barack Obama are food for a freestyle. Check out Raashan Ahmad TV to see how his life inspires his music, and music inspires his life.

Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on September 18, 2008 @ 11:14 AM
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Home & Garden 'Domesticated' Coming Soon!

Home and Garden Domesticated Release Announcement

Dance music hit making production team Tim Kvasnosky and Timothy Shumaker have teamed up as Home and Garden to write, compose, perform and produce their latest album ‘Domesticated’ which drops September 16. I just got a sneak peak, and the first track, ‘Easy Going Down’ featuring Jennifer Karr jumps right into a light hearted disco dance party vibe that carries through the album. There’s a track on this album to get down to at any time of day and every situation. The title track, ‘Domesticated’ puts a fresh spin on a twist between 70’s disco and the 80s dance music feel that I know and love and takes me back to the days of dancing in my living room in my underwear holding my hairbrush. Track 7, ‘Body and Soul’ featuring Mic Murphy takes me from my living room straight to the club for cocktails and some serious money-maker shakin’ with my girls. This album serves up a new and refreshing sound, and that is why I absolutely love it. Home and Garden’s ‘Domesticated’ is an instant dance classic in my book, take it from my man Mr. T “I pity the fool that doesn’t (love, buy, check out, dig) Home & Garden.” Check it out today.

Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on September 16, 2008 @ 11:00 AM
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Mushroom Jazz 6 is coming!

The most stressful time of year is on its way, and I have found myself a musical remedy, Mushroom Jazz 6 is arriving just in time to get me through. On October 21st, DJ Mark Farina is back again with his signature style, and the 6th installment of the Mushroom Jazz series. Just as life kicks into high gear and the holiday season approaches, Mushroom Jazz 6 swoops in and carries you away into a downtempo mix up of instrumental hip hop sounds and soulful beats. Sitting back with my headphones and listening to Mushroom Jazz 6 has brought me to a level of pure chill contentment. I have just taken a hit of some musical marijuana with Mushroom Jazz 6 and I am coasting off of it’s smooth, soulful, funky flavor. It is rare that an entire album can totally clear your mind, and flip your mood, and this newest edition to the Mushroom Jazz series has captured that. Don’t do drugs kids, just pick up a copy of the long awaited Mushroon Jazz 6 when it drops on October 21st.

Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on September 3, 2008 @ 1:46 AM
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The One's SuperPsychoSexy Flash Site

If you have already had a chance to sample the sensual sounds of Om Hip-Hop’s newest addition, the sexy, sophisticated, soulful chocolatey goodness that is The One, then you are probably fiending for another taste. Well, lucky for you, The One’s flash site serves up a tall order of everything The One, including samples from his debut album, “SuperPsychoSexy,” a direct link to The One on itunes where you can buy the album, The One photos, wallpapers, and much more. If you haven’t yet pleasured yourself with what The One has to offer, or you are just back for seconds, then slip into something comfortable, sit down at your computer with a cocktail, light some candles, and head on over to The One’s flash site at:

The One is sexy.


Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on August 29, 2008 @ 2:59 PM
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Click here to download the exclusive Raashan Ahmad feat. Ras Messa ‘Ready’ (Sparticus Remix) by Mike Walti.

Posted by: Jonthecorner on August 19, 2008 @ 5:44 PM
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RELEASE – Limited Edition hand painted J-Boogie 12-inch single

The first vinyl pressing from Om Records in months is the new single from J-Boogie’s Dubtronic Science album release Soul Vibrations. “Inferno” is a disco rap roller skating party jam that features Bay Area up and comers Lunar Heights. Big ol’ bass, horny horns, and some funky ladies on the chorus to get the party started. Features a remix from Haul and Mason’s bastard child Afrodisiac Sound System. On the B-side, J-Boogie teams up once again with Deuce Eclipse (previously released “You’re the Murdera”) for another political drama of border relations. The video has already garnered 17,000 views on Youtube, and the Latin downtempo hip-hop vibes keep the fire burning and the vinyl smoking. Cop this now before the limited editions are gone forever. Custom stencil spray painted by the Om Hip-Hop crew.

Dope photos of the spray session
Or Check the Blog photos here

Links to buy the 12" online:

Links to buy the 12" on iTunes:
Inferno 12" on iTunes

Posted by: J Boogie on August 14, 2008 @ 5:59 AM
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In this episode…
1. UPDATE — Rootdown & Afrofunke | LA recap | Dubplates
2. EVENTS — Santa Cruz | North Beach Jazz Fest | Record Swap
3. TOP 10 — My favorites sent off for next months URB mag
4. RELEASE — J-Boogie: Hip-Hop Soul Sessions released on Om Records
UPDATE — Rootdown & Afrofunke | LA recap | Dubplates

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La was off the hook as usual. Afrofunke with Miles and Jeremy was a
blast. Spent some time mastering my new record and burning some
dubplates. Here are some flix from Zanzibar and Threshold Mastering:
kodak slideshow LA pics

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I also had the honor of checking Budos Band, Jeremy Sole Musaics,
I and I Soundsystem and Fool’s Gold at the Getty! Only in LA.
To round the weekend off, Doover was a smash and surprise guest
J-Rocc jumped on a laptop to do his thing. Here are some pics:
Do Over pics LA

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EVENTS — Santa Cruz | North Beach Jazz Fest | Record Swap

Cyphertown Family Love Friday, July 25th @ The 418 Project | Santa Cruz, CA
Backing up my girl Aima the Dreamer from the Mamaz plus
KnowSleep, Nanda, Cypher Sesh.
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North Beach Jazz Festival: Breakestra & Dubtronic Science Saturday, July 26th @ Great American Music Hall | San Francisco, CA
An honor to jam with one of my favorite bands for NBJF.
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Mission Vinyl: Records Sale & BBQ
Sunday, July 27th @ Fabric 8 | San Francisco, CA
Bay Area DJ’s Romanowski, J-Boogie, Rasta Q, Wisdom, John John,
Justin Time, Toph One, Ruben, B Love, Consuelo, Top Thump open
Up their record collections for sale at SF’s coolest shop. BBQ and live
Painting. All goes down at 22nd and Valencia from 2-7pm
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Dub Mission Sunday, July 27th @ Elbo Room | San Francisco, CA
Sep and J-Boogie are joined by Sake One for a soundclash!
Roots, rockers, dancehall, dub, lovers and all forms of reggae music.
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Om: Sunset Sessions Wednesday, July 30th @ Americano in Hotel Vitale | San Francisco, CA brings you the get over the hump midweek afternoon jam.

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Herbaliser Friday, Aug 1st @ Mighty | San Francisco, CA
Sunset and Massive Selector combine to bring you the original Ninja
masters alongside J-Boogie, Proof and Motion Potion
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For the Future: Nextaid Sunday, Aug 3rd @ Caf´┐Ż Cocomo 12pm – 2am| San Francisco, CA
J-Boogie, Lance Desardi, M3, Galen, Garth, Seven, Solar, Tasho and
more do their thing all day sunset style to benefit Nextaid.
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Dubtronic Science @ Bumbershoot Monday, Sept 1st 4:00 PM Jazz Stage | Seattle, WA
One of the biggest music festivals in the NW. Come join Dubtronic.

TOP 10 —My favorites sent off for next months URB mag

U-Tern – Body Work Vol. 2
Gecko Turner – Manipulado
J*DaVeY – The Beauty in Distortion / Land of the Lost
DJ Rekha – Basement Bhangra (J-Boogie Remix)
Dwele – Sketches of a Man
The Dynamics – Version Excursions
Plantlife – Time Traveler
Ocote Soul Sounds – The Alchemist Manifesto
Erykah Badu – Honey (Greenwood Rhythm Coalition Re-Lick) -BSTRD Boots 5
Fania Remixed – I Like it Like That

Posted by: J Boogie on July 25, 2008 @ 8:12 PM
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Yes yes yall, it’s high time to peep the Black Spade world premiere video for ‘Evil Love’ directed by Sophia Coppola’s assistant (seriously).

After you’re done enjoying the trip, feel free to download the exclusive Black Spade (Live at Red Bull Sonar)

Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on July 25, 2008 @ 2:03 PM
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To celebrate the release of People Under the Stairs “The Om Years”, we’re giving away 10 copies of the release on vinyl. Our good friends at Fat Beats Distribution will be producing a 2xVLP edition of the album on wax. As many of you know, People Under the Stairs’s vinyl catalog is one of the most sought after release from Om. Many of their previous releases are now out of print. Here is your chance to get some of the most sought after tracks from PUTS on wax.

Email with the words “PUTS” in the subject line.

-Contest starts Tuesday July 22nd and Ends August 22nd.
-At the End of the contest, 10 names will be randomly picked to win.

Posted by: on July 22, 2008 @ 1:10 PM
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Fred Everything “Lost Together”
Featuring N’Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies), Lisa Shaw, Tortured Soul, Roy Davis Jr, Tim Fuller, and more.

Fred Everything is no stranger to the music game. He has over a decade’s worth of experience, and brings in the summer heat with his newest artist album ‘Lost Together’ – a polished blend of feel good dance tunes.

In Stores Tuesday July 8th, 2008

To Celebrate, Fred is Giving Away Exclusive Fred Everything T-Shirts & Buttons.

How To Enter
1. Add Fred Everything ( as your top friend on myspace. (Fred Must be one of the top 8 friends). + one of Fred’s tracks to your profile.

2. Post a comment to our Om Records Blog or / Om Records Myspace blog. (

3. At the contest end date we will look randomly pick 10 winners from the profiles that have properly entered.

Posted by: on July 7, 2008 @ 11:44 AM
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