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
Posted in: Music
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.
Om Records’ new marketing agency Hello Stranger is doing a series of exclusive pool parties during the first weekend of Coachella. Located at the poolside of the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs, the three-day event is the perfect way to relax and revive after long days in the hot festival sun.
Seasoned festival-goers recognize that the key to maintaining an even keel for two straight weekends is to have regular poolside recuperation sessions with exciting talent to hydrate, feed, inspire and finally launch the festival-goer into the next round of desert madness. Hello Stranger is joining forces with dubFrequency, KRCW, and Flaunt on the grounds of this beautiful Joie de Vivre hotel to produce three days of awesome music – poolside!
Here’s the line-up of Saguaro Desert Weekender:
== Friday (April 13th) ==
Bromance & Friends (Paris x Los Angeles):
Thee Mike B
Rick Rude with VERY special guests to be announced
== Saturday (April 14th) ==
A Club Called Rhonda:
Tiger & Woods
DJ Harvey + Rhonda DJs.
== Sunday (April 15th) == KCRW presents The Saguaro Becomes Eclectic
Tokimonsta (80s hip hop set)
Nosaj Thing (eclectic set) KCRW DJs: Jason Bentley, Garth Trinidad, Valida Carroll, Aaron Byrd, Raul Campos and Dan Wilcox.
The Desert Weekender is by invite only. Guests of The Saguaro have guaranteed admission.
=== http://hellostrangercreative.com/weekender/ to RSVP ===
Posted by: Kathryn on April 9, 2012 @ 10:44 AM
Posted in: Events
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!
Eric Sharp from Rock It Science Laboratories (SF) has kindly offered up his Electro-House remix of Dirty Vegas’ “Little White Doves” for free! Stream below & download HERE
Here’s what Eric has to say about his remix: “This remix was made officially and was confirmed for release but never came out and I recently was given the green light to give it away. So, here you go! … Mixed & engineered by Homero Espinosa at YBD Studios. Mastered by Michael Harms at Megasonic, San Francisco”
The track has received great feedback so far and is now yours for the price of click. Thanks Eric!
Posted by: Intern #1 on March 28, 2012 @ 9:21 AM
Posted in: Free Downloads
Body Language SXSW Shows
3/12 – Ford & Kick Kick Snare Emerging Artists @ Stubbs (801 Red River St.) – 3pm
3/14 – Under the Radar @ Flamingo Cantina (515 E 6th St.) – 12pm
3/14 – 508 House Party by C3 & Virgin Mobile @ 508 House (508 E. 8th St.) – 9pm
3/15 – Bond Music Group Learning Secrets @ The Madison (307 W. 5th St – 8PM
3/15 – The Deli’s UN/OFF Party @ Gypsy Lounge (1054 East 6th St.) – 10:15pm
3/15 – YVYNL and Ears of the Beholder MEGABLAAG @ Lovejoy’s (604 Neche St) – 1am
3/16 – Pop Anti-Pop/Sea Now! @ The Brew Exchange (706 West 6th St.) – 3:30pm
3/16 – Nylon Party @ W Hotel (200 Lavaca St) – 7:20pm
3/17 – The Nialler9 & Hype Machine Party @ Hype Hotel (504 Trinity at 5th St.) – 3pm
J Boogie SxSW Shows
3/11 – Bugs & Brass @Gypsy Lounge – 2-7pm w/ Ursula 1000, Austin Knight and more.
3/11 – Soundtracking @ Beauty Bar w/ Flosstradamus.
3/12 – Microsoft SxSW @ Beale St. Tavern w/ Theophilus London.
3/13 – Night Fever @ Volstead Lounge w/ Jeremy Sole, Platurn, Sun, Expo.
3/15 – The 45 Invasion @ Loft 718 w/Chicken George – 12-7pm.
3/15 – Dinner Music @ Blue Dhalia
3/16 – Alice Russell SxSW @ Barbarella Patio w/ Chicken George, DJ Sun.
3/17 – Crawfish Boil SxSW @ Sahara Lounge w/ DJ Theory – 1-7PM
3/17 – Nylon / Hello Stranger / dFM @ W Austin w/ Flight Facilities, CFCF and more – 1-9PM
3/17 – Silent Southby @ Enchanted Forest
DJ Heather SxSW Show
3/18 – Bas Market @ Lani – 2pm.
Posted by: g.win on March 8, 2012 @ 6:13 PM
Posted in: Events
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
Posted in: Music