Brooklyn’s Body Language has always embodied something of a sensual mythos. Since their inception in 2008, the band has been known for their restless pop experiments with a future-shocked blend of soul and R&B. With this release, Mythos, they continue to showcase their intimate music with lyrics of longing, desire and lost love. Mythos is seven new tracks and three remixes that carve through remnants of future-shocked R&B, bass and house music. While continuing to push their pop sensibilities into each track, Body Language clearly spells out their keen ability to bend genres to their will and to make their own. With new singles 'Addicted' and 'Can't Hang On', Mythos pushes this quartet forward even further into uncharted waters.
Following the release of the aptly named addictive track “Addicted”, Body Language shares second single “Can’t Hang On”, a club ready track that showcases upcoming album Mythos’ blend of R&B, bass, pop, and house music. Though the band has been known for a signature blend of “future-shocked soul”, Mythos pushes the quartet even further into unknown sonic territories, making every genre they touch their own. The release of "Can't Hang On" comes complete with a Dub remix from Om Records founder Shiny Objects.
Rocket Empire are the Portland, Oregon based duo of Jon Cates and Dave Dish. Their sound is a fusion of acoustic indie rock and down-tempo, on level with Kruder & Dorfmeister and Nightmares on Wax. Their first two albums ‘Rocket Empire’ and ‘See Me Speak in Color’ saw heavy support from SIRIUS XM Chill, KCRW, KEXP and SOMA FM Groove Salad.
Rocket Empire has seen an amazing global reach of fans and listeners. Their sound is hard to define at times, lush soundscapes and sometime minimal use of drums makes Rocket Empire's music a listening experience. Having roots in all genres of music, from classical to metal, the two combine influences and styles to create a truly unique sound. Stay tuned for the new album ‘Sky Float Sun’ coming on Aug. 19th featuring 16 new songs!
Just in time to keep the summer going just a little longer, Smoke N' Mirrors comes correct with a three track deep house sampler. Leading things off is the dark & mysterious 'Sam' from Jimmy V via a Jimmy V and S.pacini remix. It's a heavy trippy psychedelic affair and brings plenty of deep late night headiness. Up next is Sleight of Hands alum DJ M3 with his cut 'Voltaire' that comes sprinkled w/ old school trippiness over a pulsing beat that's sure to light up the dance floor. Last, but certainly not least, Om's head honcho Shiny Objects rounds out the set with his bouncy 'Bring on the Night' that wraps up the collection into a tight cannonball ready to blast through the remaining summer days.
Shiny Objects brings you a heady tune that packs gritty, pulsing bass with dubbed out alien atmospherics. Inspired by many trips to the Sunset Campout in the mountains of California, Belden Lights embodies the psychedelic essence of this truly awe-inspiring gathering. The track packs a heavy vibe with classic rave breaks, converging as golden lasers sparkle on the trees. Those who’ve been to Belden will understand what we mean. Listen closely and Shiny Objects may just beam you up.
The B-Side “Something Special” is a heavy yet deep floor stomper more suitable for your 4AM sweaty underground expeditions. Enjoy!
Big news today! Body Language are headlining three West Coast dates in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco and gearing up for a new EP on Om in the Fall. Keep it locked.
On the new b-side ‘Lasting for You’ Tone of Arc dive into the chill depths of dreamy downbeat. As one passes through a psychedelic adventure in space and folding time, we get a glimpse of how life is not so rare at all but quite the opposite as every star, planet and gaseous cloud we pass is alive and moving endlessly changing sporadically without notice much like the song. Everything has its time and place. This song embodies that exact idea, to be played at just the right time otherwise you would miss it completely.
Om Records presents the new single from Tone of Arc’s epic Urgent Turquoise LP. ‘Shutters are Shaking’ is a hook heavy sing along that comes rooted in electronic pop playfulness featuring versions for Radio and Club DJ’s including an instrumental. On the stand out bonus track ‘Lasting for You’ Tone of Arc dive into the chill depths of dreamy downbeat.
Happy 2016 Omies! Join us in Playa del Carmen on January 11th as we embark on another BPM Festival Adventure. In honor of this year's festivities we've put together a special playlist below to get you warmed up.
Om Records presents The Beautiful Sounds of Enjoyment, a collection of top tracks all wrapped up into one pleasurable package. Prepare to dive into funky indie electronic numbers mixed with the late night deepness from the house spectrum.
First up, SF power duo Tone of Arc channels all things funky into the building party jam ‘The Best Place to Fall.’ Followed by the No Regular Play mix of Maxxi Soundsystem & Thrilogy’s dreamy ‘300 Vows’ – a bomb track! Taking it even deeper, Bear Mountain remixes Blackbird Blackbird ‘Tangerine Sky’ and turns it into a house tempo. Om founder Chris Smith (AKA Shiny Objects) comes correct with his first of two tracks, the epic interplanetary excursion ‘The Universe Unfolding.’ Rounding out the first half are Climbers remixed by Thugfucker and Nico Stojan with an 11 min deep house banger.
Electronic music legends Groove Armada are up next with their Balearic Mix of ‘Set Me Free,’ a most played tune on Sirius XM Chill. Om classic artist Marques Wyatt gets his signature song ‘For Those Who Like to Get Down’ given the Soul Clap treatment. Tone of Arc return with their standout cover of Spandau Ballet ‘Chant No. 1’ – we don’t need this pressure on! Closing the album out are Wildkats mix of Germany’s Click Click followed by the heady Pattern Drama ‘Patterness’ and Shiny Objects ‘The Velvet Slide.’
The time has finally come to unleash the beast! The new Tone of Arc album 'Urgent Turquoise' is out and wreaking dino havoc. Check it out at your favorite music site or from the options below.
Check out this trippy projection video for Waiting Room and get the new album Urgent Turquoise below.
Tone Of Arc bring a glimpse of real musicality to the underground scene mixing techno, punk, funk, 80’s, and nameless styles much like Zappa into colorful explosions of sound. Their show is something rarely experienced on the dance floor consisting of San Francisco producer/life long musician/vocalist Derrick Boyd on guitar; bass and keys and his wife, vocalist Zoe Presnick Boyd. Their fully mixed slew of original songs consumes the audience with a sense of bravado and daring blurring the line between traditional live performance and the microprocessor-obsessed futurism.
On ‘Urgent Turquoise’ their first full-length album for Om Records, Tone of Arc take us on a 16 track sonic adventure comprised of 14 originals and two unforgettable covers (the already massive Spandau Ballet ‘Chant No.1’ and unforgettable Portishead ‘The Rip’). Styles upon styles are what we have on display here. From the standout first single ‘The Best Place to Fall’ to the very odd ‘Baboon Baby’, the musicianship and creativity is on full display here. Every listen gives a deeper experience to the album, and new standouts constantly jump out as if to say trick or treat! Perfect for Halloween or cuddling up by the fire or dancing under the full moon, this is an album worth your attention!
Marques Wyatt is an ambassador of house music for the West Coast and a cornerstone of electronic music in Los Angeles since the 80’s. His Om Records classic ‘For Those Who Like to Get Down’ (originally released in 2002) was loved the world over and championed in London by Ben Watt and Jay Hannan (at their legendary Lazy Dog nights), in NYC by Little Louie Vega and Kenny Dope (at the infamous Masters at Work), in Chicago by the likes of Frankie Knuckles and Derrick Carter and of course in San Francisco by the likes of Mark Farina, Miguel Migs and Kaskade.
Now, 13 years later Marques continues to spread his brand of aural love in Los Angeles, and through touring the width and breadth of the United States and other continents. He globe trots everywhere from Los Angeles to New York, Shanghai to Barcelona, and Tel Aviv to Dubai with the mission to bring musical unity, love and celebration of life to all souls in his pathway.
Joining him on the remix duties are future stars themselves; Soul Clap and Click Click. The Soul Clap Remix injects the original vocal sample with an extra dose of funk laced booty shaking deep house. Not to be outdone, Click Click builds on the vocal loop into a funky deep house groove that’s perfect for ripping up dance floors. Finishing out the package is the original Deep Sunday Retro Vibe Mix that still sounds great 13 years since people originally got down to it.
Tone Of Arc bring a glimpse of real musicality to the underground scene mixing techno, punk, funk, 80’s, and nameless styles much like Zappa into colorful explosions of sound. Their show is something rarely experienced on the dance floor consisting of San Francisco producer/life long musician/vocalist Derrick Boyd on guitar; bass and keys and his wife, vocalist Zoe Presnick. Their fully mixed slew of original songs consumes the audience with a sense of bravado and daring blurring the line between traditional live performance and the microprocessor-obsessed futurism.
Tone Of Arc's powerful stage presence draws from old school cats like Iggy Pop, The Clash, Talking Heads, and Bowie helping to partially define the originality of their music. Boyd himself describes these new directions in sound as discovering the infinite within the mortal remains and posits that this is the dichotomy of existence. Tone Of Arc, in short means the sound of the laws of creation, a name born from the wonder of the sound that holds all things in the universe together. This passionate couple, known for their joking and childlike spiritual presence gives their fans a feeling of being excited for life wherever they are. By constantly pushing their own musical and spiritual boundaries TOA transcends any environment common or cliché, breaking a path for curiosity and growth.
On their new single from their forthcoming Om Records debut TOA presents ‘The Best Place to Fall’ a hooky electronic oddity that comes rooted in punk funk. On the b-side they whip up a cover of 80’s band Spandau Ballet’s ‘Chant No. 1’. Stay tuned for the full length ‘Urgent Turquoise’ coming this Fall.