This is a perfect slice of that. That's why I mixed a lot of the songs a different way; but with the famous songs, I didn't touch those because I want the new people to hear the original. While his Fabric release, simply titled Detroit, represented his output nicely; his finest release to date has likely been Just Ask the Lonely. Except it's incredible, rather than as joylessly squalid and grim as that game sounds. Perfect for those times when you want to leave the club drenched in your own tears.
The construction of Just Ask the Lonely is one of few parts. Revisit it in a few years. For the purposes of this article I pretended to play my mum this down the phone and my mum, again, for the purposes of this article, pretended that she found it so dark and disturbing that she refused to speak to me for a fortnight.
And his fan base, meanwhile, is none the wiser about the enigmatic man himself: with only two known interviews to date, looming aspects of his personal life, like his street-racing profile a prevalent part of his Detroit life the last 14 years , have simply gone undocumented. I did a few different versions, remixes, of a few of the tracks on the CD, and there are about four tracks on there that haven't been released yet. You do?
Given that this month saw the release of another smasher — this time with sometime-collaborator OB Ignitt — we thought we'd spin through a healthy batch of the main man's best moments. DO IT! He's brash, bold and brassy. Many house full lengths have suffered only due to inability to adapt to the longer format, here though we do see an exception.
Do you listen to Wolf Eyes for pleasure?
I don't need other people's music; I got over songs released. Omar-S doesn't do social media.
Few records are as perfectly paced, immaculately conceived or as maddeningly perfect as this. The song builds on a simple drum pattern, with a double kick thrown in every bar or two. Video-game samples pollute 19th century church organ "Strider's World" ; and brutish, deadlocked four-four gets syncopated with noise "Simple Than Sorry". However, it says a lot about the state of selection in modern DJing when this jock jam is considered a reliably crowd-pleasing fall back. It is hard to capture such an evocative song in words, though the title to the track does offer some notion of its spirit. For the purposes of this article I pretended to play my mum this down the phone and my mum, again, for the purposes of this article, pretended that she found it so dark and disturbing that she refused to speak to me for a fortnight.
The song continues to build, the beat evolving and the piano shifting in tone and chord structure. But in a way, Motown's an even better touchstone than Detroit techno: Music made with efficiency and confidence; music that didn't have to be too aware of what was going on around it because it was busy trying to make a little world of its own. And it is? Fingers Inc. We kind of are, too.
If you've found the special someone, congratulations! Paris Brightledge, "Paris Dub 1" Paranoid London Despite its modest pretense as a back-to-the-basics vinyl-only release, this simple and effective retro number has found traction in wider circles than the dedicated underground. Cajmere, "Percolator" Cajual See above. Do you bang Regis mixes in the car? Have mercy on us all. Arguably though, the former may still hold the title, and choice between the two may be merely one of style preferred.
Distributed solely off his own back, and diligently monitoring every step even hand-writing notes on his white labels , Omar-S' FXHE imprint has become an underground cult of sorts, and his off-kilter productions bang as testament to his vibrant uniqueness. Congaless again the sum of a few parts, moves with a cool rhythm and works its way along without fuss. Dig deeper! Few records are as perfectly paced, immaculately conceived or as maddeningly perfect as this. His Fabric release, the forty-fifth in a long series of mix albums featured material all of his own creation; a move panned by some critics as rather haughty.
Deep, challenging and all-consuming, fabric 45 is aural poetry, atmospheric bliss: put simply, a work of art. Omar S' music doesn't have any of the charm of Motown-- it's unfriendly, nocturnal stuff. His Fabric release, the forty-fifth in a long series of mix albums featured material all of his own creation; a move panned by some critics as rather haughty. There is nothing particularly amazing to the album from a technical aspect. That happened to us more than once.