Our newest Om:Cast, number twenty-eight of the series, is now up!
Enjoy this mix by Marques Wyatt recorded Live at “Deep” in San Francisco.
Marques Wyatt, a seminal pioneer of Deep House music, is an integral artist on the Om Records roster. In the mid ‘90s, at a time when the shape shifting of house music was rarely heard outside Chicago and New York, Marques introduced the East coast sound to his native Los Angeles. In the ensuing years, his prowess as a talented DJ, promoter, and producer earned him recognition as one of the most sought-after artists in the genre, domestically and internationally.
In 1998, he began organizing epic weekly parties culminated in his weekly institution, “Deep,” which continues to thrive today as an internationally esteemed sanctuary for house music lovers. Several of the finest musicians have performed at “Deep,” such as: Timmy Regisford of Shelter, David Morales, Ben Watt of Everything but the Girl, Dimitri from Paris, Mark Farina, Miguel Migs, and of course Louie Vega, who plays multiple times per year. Marques uses the vast popularity of the event as a springboard for charity and social awareness via DeepCares, a non-profit division of “Deep” that organizes and sponsors purpose-driven events benefiting different facets of local and global communities.
Channeling a spiritual depth cultivated through meditation, prayer and yoga practice, Marques continues to spread the gospel of house music as an evangelist of music and “Deep” culture by globe-trotting everywhere from Los Angeles to New York, Shanghai to Barcelona and Tel Aviv to Dubai with the mission to bring musical unity and light to all souls in his pathway. This Om:cast was recorded live from a recent “Deep” show held in San Francisco.
Crazy P is viewed as one of the best live dance acts around and have been since they formed back in 1996. Their new album ‘When We On’ is being hailed by many critics as their best yet. Voted “Best Dance Album” by iTunes and hailed as “one of the albums of the year” by Mixmag, ‘When We On’ sees Crazy P blending their love of the dancefloor with beautifully crafted songs – all of which they recently brought to Koko’s gorgeous stage just this past March.
We are delighted to announce that the British dance band recorded their live performance at Koko and will be releasing it as a CD, titled ‘When We Live.’ This recording is an exclusive collector’s item with only a limited number being released and each CD being uniquely numbered. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own this little piece of music history!
“Ghettos & Gardens” is the first single from Justin Martin’s debut artist album on dirtybird records. The title describes the way this track rises up with beautiful sweeping melodies, almost to the point where you want to kiss the person next to you. But this epic euphoria can only last so long- it peaks with a bassline so tough, it’ll push you down a staircase, and then steal your bus pass.
“Hood Rich” starts with a cascade of voices tumbling over each other, clamoring for attention on the way to the club. Those bold proclamations give way to the melodious tones of a string ensemble that would be welcome in Yo-Yo Ma’s living room. And that’s just the first minute. All niceties aside, a hive of bass bees smashes against the far wall and explodes, leaving no doubt that every booty will be dropping like DAMN.
Annie Mac – “I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, Justin Martin is an incredible producer!!”
Soulwax (Steve) – “GREATTRACKS!!!! Excellent work Justin!!”
Renaissance Man - “Hood Rich baby!! Super track!”
Jaymo – (BBC Radio 1) – “Dance music producers and albums often don’t work out… but fuck me, Justin’s smacked this one. Absolute love!!"
Till von Sein - “Ghettos & Gardens… M O N S T E R J A M!!! Goddamnit this is sick! Cant wait to drop it…. thx”
Chris Woodward - (Buzzin Fly) – “A master act in club bangers!! Ghettos & Gardens is my big fave.”
Riva Starr - “Daz fat indeed, superb release loving the sweet melodies and the deep bass this will cause damage in the clubz 100% guaranteed!”
Tom Findlay – (Groove Armada) – “Both trax as brilliant as you’d expect from him. Hood Rich turns into something quite amazing!”
ZDAR- (Cassius) – "Yo dirtybird! Justin is one of the ones for me since 2/3 years ago when i got his incredible remix for “Magnificient” and played it in every gig possible. Ghettos and Gardens is following the way of this music his doing, music so sweet/beautyful and rough at the same time. For this I salute you like a maniac…. Whiplash! thanks."
Oliver $ - “Love it!!! Full support for Justin martin!!!! Ghettos & Gardens is in the wallet!”
Ben Westbeech - “Been CANING Hood Rich. Get’s a rewind everytime i play it. SO BIG Love it so much. Glad i got a mastered one to play now/// Heard Hood rich in Justins house. SO good too. RZA meets Metro area meets Big J MARTYLOOOOOOVELOOOOOVELOOOOOOVE a lot of love for this obviously.”
Lukas - (EARMILK) – “Excited for this album, this is going to be so big for dirtybird!”Axel Boman – “Beats for your mind and your feet" as Mc Conrad would have put it some 10 years ago. I totally love it! Very much! Especially Ghettos & Gardens. 100% will play support and dance.”
Posted by: Kathryn on April 17, 2012 @ 12:11 PM
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There’s only one Om Lounge. With over 150,000 units sold to date, Om’s perennial downtempo series has been one of the biggest heavy-hitters in the world of lounge compilations for over a decade. This forward-thinking downtempo series now returns for it’s twelfth edition, featuring Om artists old and new, a wide selection of originals and remixes all for your grooving pleasure.
The tracks on this release are diverse, yet the multi-genre’d mix flows beautifully across the musical landscape and creates the perfect lounging vibe that only Om could curate: a classic deep house sound is kept current thanks to Miguel Migs’ “Close Your Eyes” (Osunlade’s Yoruba Soul Mix) and Soulstice’s "Love Cliché (Nightmares on Wax remix). The modern movement of post-dubby jams are represented with Edit Murphy’s “Need You” and Landslide’s “Dig Deeper (Throwing Snow Remix)”. And of course, always staying true to their San Francisco roots, Om has hometown-heroes Lance DiSardi and Blackbird Blackbird add their special Bay Area flavor to this well-rounded release.
Following the explosive return of Grammy award-winning trio, Dirty Vegas, with 2011’s ‘Electric Love’, the trio offer a blazing set of remixes of ‘Emma’, one of the standout tracks of the album. This release features remixes from Fred Falke, Tim Goldsworthy, Black Strobe, and Pezzner.
This compilation of remixes span across flavors and influences, and the notable group of remixers come together to deliver a solidly-represented release: Fred Falke’s other recent remixes include Little Boots, U2, The Gossip, Grizzly Bear, Lykke Li, La Roux, Metronomy and more. Tim Goldsworthy is the producer of UNKLE, The Rapture, Hercules & Love Affair, Cut Copy, Phoenix and has collaborated with Massive Attack and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. Black Strobe and Pezzner both Top 5 artists on Beatport. Black Strobe has repeatedly charted on Juno Download as a #1 artist. Preview all of the tracks on our soundcloud, listen to the full tracks on our youtube, and download them from beatport!
One of the hottest tracks from Crazy P’s stellar 2011 album, “When We On”, receives a re-imagination from a host of big name producers & DJs. The collection represents a handful of diverse electronic sounds and vibes, and not a single one disappoints! Remixes by Mario Basanov (Needwant, Future Classic), Appleblim (Aus Music), Fernando and Crazy P’s very own Hot Toddy.
Posted by: Intern #1 on March 6, 2012 @ 11:51 AM
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Just in time for the Holidays, PillowTalk just sent over their latest edit of a cover song from Mayer Hawthorne by the Festivals. ‘You Got the Makings of a Lover’ (PillowTalk Edit) includes vocals from Mayer Hawthorne, Sammy D of PillowTalk and original bits from The Festivals. Take a listen to the stream below and download via PillowTalk’s soundcloud.
Following on from 2008’s critically acclaimed Stop, Space, Return, Crazy P return for their fifth studio album When We On.
Alongside the wealth of brilliant remixes they have served up recently, When We On shows how far Crazy P have come since 2008. With the anthemic ‘Beatbox’, featuring freeform acapella work, grinding Prince—style guitar and haunting strings, the reflective ‘Eruption’, driven on by a rave piano figure and lead singer Danielle Moore’s plaintive cry of “Let me be the one you run to” or, at the other end of the scale, the Detroit techno- esque ‘Sonar’, with its increasingly frenetic payoff, this is an album packed full of potential singles. They might be crazy, but they sure know where the tunes are located.
Remixes are from Debaukas, Breach and PBR Streetgang.
‘Beatbox’ drops Tuesday, December 6th everywhere! CLICKHERE TO PURCHASEFROM iTUNES. CLICKHERE TO PURCHASEFROMBEATPORT.
LISTEN: Crazy P “Beatbox”
Posted by: g.win on December 5, 2011 @ 11:32 AM
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Miguel Migs releases the video for ‘Everybody’ featuring disco legend, Evelyn “Champagne” King and invites you to join in on a fantastical retro-tastic soul tinged party reminiscent of the halcyon disco days gone by.
The remix package features some of the most exciting producers to emerge in future disco/house genre including Boston’s Soul Clap, top dance charter Aki Bergen, Defected’s Hardsoul and of course, Miguel Migs himself.
In celebration of the release of Miguel Migs “Outside the Skyline”" we decided to premier the Woolfy Remix off the upcoming single, Close Your Eyes featuring Meshell Ndegeocello with our good friends at Urb. Woolfy’s gives the original a complete make over, literally taking you to the outback!