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Why Omar S?

Why Omar S?

22-11-2011 | 15.02

Saturday November 26th De Verdieping has Detroit house legend Omar S behind the decks. Weblog Eclectro.nl gives you three reasons why you should not miss this producer and DJ:

1) Omar S released his fourth and best album to date earlier this year. With "It Can Only Be Done But I Can Do It" he did not only deliver a solid album, with this title he can also get the 'Toughest album name of 2011' award. With the twelve cool tracks the technically incompetent and grumpy cousin of Theo Parrish shows that he has developed into a skilled and varied house producer: Omar jacks with rigid acid lines, enters trancey melodies, lets porn stars moan, shows his hip hop side, plays with dubtechno and even throws in some piano-house. And still he sounds like the grumpy cousin of Theo Parrish, the one you do want to listen to though.

2) Omar S is an entertaining DJ. He likes to spin his own records and even managed to fill an entire Fabric Mix album with it. 'Because nowadays there is not much other music that he can really feel', he says. The couple of burned mix CD's that he sells through his website, tell us that he still owns a lot of records by others though. They are great mixes with a wide selection of deep house music. From old school Chicago to Detroit house and into a deeper New Jersey club sound: Omar S plays soulfull without those saxophone solos and 'tight T-shirt atmosphere'. Listen to his track with Colonel Abrams and you know exactly what we mean.

3) Omar S gives you a free e.p. to warm up. So you can hum along on the dance floor without having to pull out your wallet. 'For those who drink their house black, with acid instead of sugar', we once  wrote on Eclectro. Listen to the stiff acid of Gunup Runup, close your eyes and feel the sweat drop from the ceiling of De Verdieping. If you like his tracks and own turntables, The High School Graffiti E.P. has also appeared on pink vinyl.

Text: Joost de Kleine - Eclectro