Thursday, May 24

Omar S(harif?)

The newest guy from Detroit to name drop when you're acting cool is this guy - Omar S aka Alex O. Smith aka DJ Snotburger(!). Doing the old hand written 12"s a la Abe Duque and making some rough, heavy detroit house and techno records means he's fast becoming spoken of in the same breath as Moodymann, Theo Parrish et al. This track is his latest release (with the man Parrish on live percussion), which in its original arrangement is a live wig out of heavy synths moving around a single, simple chord pattern. The 12" which I bought actually plays backwards i.e. the start of the tune is at the centre of the record and it plays out towards the rim. Great! What a cool way to press a record! Two words - cueing up. Not easy when your fingers are 2mm away from bashing the needle off into the ether. So this edit is in short, an easy, DJ friendly version, oh and with a smattering of spoken word vocal over the top which I'm still not sure about so I may take it back out at a later date. Should get us all in the mood for guest DJ Jimpster at our monthly OOFT! club night on saturday. Roll on the weekend!

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