SHINY OBJECTS - INTERMITTENT SOUL

Part two of the double album Intermittent Dreams / Intermittent Soul. Om Records’ founder Christopher J. Smith dives into darker territory with his deep psychedelic house Shiny Objects moniker. On Intermittent Soul, heavy bass booms over laser cut synth lines mixed with neon and smoke-filled vocal meanderings.

A sublime collection of deep, melodic tunes which come together like the soundtrack of a futuristic dreamscape, where a hazy sun arches down towards the desert horizon and beckons to night-time adventures.
— DECODED MAGAZINE


THE JAZZUAL SUSPECTS - LOSTRAMENTALS

HEAVY FUNK & JAZZ BREAKS FOR CONSUMPTION AT YOUR LEISURE 

The Om Beats Department is open for business! The Jazzual Suspects return with the Lostramentals LP, a collection of sixteen heavy funk & jazz breaks for consumption at your leisure. Featuring both parts of the KCRW mainstay, ‘Sleeping Giant,’ as well as fan favorites ‘Funkin’ It’ and ‘Elevensz,’ it’s no doubt this album has got what you’re looking for. Put it on, kick back and let the vibes flow through, you won’t be disappointed.

For lovers of Mushroom Jazz. 🍄

SHINY OBJECTS - INTERMITTENT DREAMS

Part one of the upcoming double album Intermittent Dreams / Intermittent Soul. Om Records’ founder Christopher J. Smith returns with his newest offering from his deep psychedelic house Shiny Objects moniker, and what a wild trip it is. Smoky bladerunner alleyways drift in and out of futuristic dreamscapes as beats ricochet off the rooftops and onto the dancefloor.

This is what droids do with intergalactic funk.

A beautifully produced mix of deep, psychedelic-tinged, techy grooves.
— IHouseU
‘Intermittent Dreams’ is a sublime collection of deep, melodic tunes which come together like the soundtrack of a futuristic dreamscape, where a hazy sun arches down towards the desert horizon and beckons to night-time adventures.
— Decoded Magazine

🛸 Stay tuned for Intermittent Soul coming October 4th 🛸

THE JAZZUAL SUSPECTS - FUNKIN' IT (PREMIERE)

THE SECOND SINGLE FROM THE UPCOMING LOSTRAMENTALS LP

Super funk from The Jazzual Suspects! Charlie Tate delivers the second offering from his upcoming Lostramentals LP. ‘Funkin’ It’ takes the lead from past TJS jams like ‘Funkin’ Koobad’ and keeps the groove going hard and heavy. If this is any indication of what Mr. Tate has in store, the LP is gonna be a damn good ride. Stay tuned for the full length coming this September.

For lovers of Mushroom Jazz 🍄

THE JAZZUAL SUSPECTS - SLEEPING GIANT (PART 1)

COME GET DOWN WITH THE GIANT 

How long has the giant been resting? Nobody knows! We finally woke him up and we’re all the better for it. On Sleeping Giant (Part 1), The Jazzual Suspects’ Charlie Tate creates a crushing menace of ferocious beats. An epic jam session for the ages. Part 1 features long time Om Records cohort J Boogie as he cuts and slices his way through the funk, daring us all to come get down with the giant. Stay tuned for more from The Jazzual Suspects and the final part of the Sleeping Giant saga.

For lovers of Mushroom Jazz and all the funky goodness. 🍄

THE JAZZUAL SUSPECTS DEBUT ALBUM IS HERE

The Jazzual Suspects is a labor of love of musician/producer Charlie Tate, a man responsible for well-known Om-Records stalwarts King Kooba and Colossus. The love of the old school golden era of funky breaks, jazz and soul influenced hip-hop is obvious.

“In some respects, Mark Farina’s Mushroom Jazz series was the catalyst for this project” says Charlie. TJS have had at least one track featured on every MJ release since volume 5.

So sit back.. make yourself comfortable.. and get a load of this..

17 cuts inspired by bebop jazz, funk and rare groove...you’ll not be disappointed!

THE JAZZUAL SUSPECTS - POPPING KERNS

SINGLE #3 FROM THE JAZZUAL SUSPECTS

A dope combination of a classic be-bop era chord sequence, spaced out horn comps, sinister but lush string swells, pushed along by a break you wish you found on the flip side of an unknown release discovered on your best crate digging day ever! Popping Kerns is a tribute to the classic golden era of hip hop. It's an instrumental for headphone relief from the the daily grind. Perfect for instrumental mellow beats playlists, and anywhere classic jazz and soul mixes with hip hop.

The Jazzual Suspects, representing a back in the day Bay Area .. hard.

THE JAZZUAL SUSPECTS - BACK HOME

COMING HOME HAS NEVER SOUNDED SWEETER

The Jazzual Suspects keep the boom bap breaks and jazz keys flowing on ‘Back Home,’ the second single from the forthcoming debut album! Classic head nod bliss for the headphone syndicate.

Fans of Mushroom Jazz will know the name. Like a freight train with a sound-system blasting music from a bygone era, this is music for the ride home!

The Jazzual Suspects, representing a back in the day Bay Area, Hard!

THE JAZZUAL SUSPECTS - LEOPOLD

LAID BACK GROOVY HEAD NODDING GOODNESS FOR MUSHROOM JAZZ LOVERS

The first single from the long anticipated album from The Jazzual Suspects is finally here! Fans of Mark Farina’s now legendary Mushroom Jazz series will be familiar with the laid back, groovy head-nodding goodness! Great chunks of Jazz set amongst the best of beats from a bygone era. If this is a sign of what is to come from these guys, summer is looking good!

Check out the video also. A visual montage shot on what appears to be the Bay Bridge. Chicano car clubs, glorious Bay Area weather accompanied by a solid groove that is “Leopold.”

The Jazzual Suspects, representing a back in the day Bay Area .. hard.

Their laid back trip-hop sounds with jazz touches transport you to driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, in a beautiful convertible, without a care in the world.
— KCRW