Omid16B

16B – Remember ’89

Posted on May 21, 2018

16B – Remember ’89

Renowned London artist 16B prepares the final instalment of his three part ‘B4LP’ series ahead of this year’s album, featuring four varying cuts demonstrative of his diverse production abilities. Omid Nourizadeh is a bonafide house and techno legend with a genre-pushing career that includes remixing the likes of Lana del Rey, The Cure, Todd Terry and Gus Gus, releasing on seminal labels like Bedrock, Tsuba and Yoshitoshi, not to mention curating mix comps such as Balance (13 ? SOS), Sounds Like Alola and Ministry of Sound (Club series – SOS). Whether as a producer or as a DJ, Omid has purveyed a wide ranging scope of dance music since day one and he has continued to do so with his ‘B4LP’ series, with the first two releases reflecting his wealthy experience as a producer of various different forms of house and techno. However, in his next outing the Alola founder goes even further, assembling four genre-spanning tracks pre-empting the broad aesthetic of his forthcoming album. Written at the time of his daughter’s birth, ‘Love’ is a tantalising beatless piece that’s charged with emotion and marks a pivotal moment in Nourizadeh’s life. ‘Remember 89’ then moves into club territories, with an array of organic percussion and crystalline melodies ? it’s a record made for dancing that draws on the nostalgia of the early days of raving. Moody from the off, ‘Fight’ is a high-tempo electro roller with aggressive drums and fuzzy synths, making way for ‘I See You’ ? an otherworldly ambient production which Omid recorded live in one take whilst playing with modular set ups during a recent stay in Tokyo. 16B ‘B4LP EP (Part 3)’ drops on Alola Records on 28th May 2018.  ...

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16B – Fight

Posted on May 14, 2018

16B – Fight

Renowned London artist 16B prepares the final instalment of his three part ‘B4LP’ series ahead of this year’s album, featuring four varying cuts demonstrative of his diverse production abilities. Omid Nourizadeh is a bonafide house and techno legend with a genre-pushing career that includes remixing the likes of Lana del Rey, The Cure, Todd Terry and Gus Gus, releasing on seminal labels like Bedrock, Tsuba and Yoshitoshi, not to mention curating mix comps such as Balance (13 ? SOS), Sounds Like Alola and Ministry of Sound (Club series – SOS). Whether as a producer or as a DJ, Omid has purveyed a wide ranging scope of dance music since day one and he has continued to do so with his ‘B4LP’ series, with the first two releases reflecting his wealthy experience as a producer of various different forms of house and techno. However, in his next outing the Alola founder goes even further, assembling four genre-spanning tracks pre-empting the broad aesthetic of his forthcoming album. Written at the time of his daughter’s birth, ‘Love’ is a tantalising beatless piece that’s charged with emotion and marks a pivotal moment in Nourizadeh’s life. ‘Remember 89’ then moves into club territories, with an array of organic percussion and crystalline melodies ? it’s a record made for dancing that draws on the nostalgia of the early days of raving. Moody from the off, ‘Fight’ is a high-tempo electro roller with aggressive drums and fuzzy synths, making way for ‘I See You’ ? an otherworldly ambient production which Omid recorded live in one take whilst playing with modular set ups during a recent stay in Tokyo. 16B ‘B4LP EP (Part 3)’ drops on Alola Records on 28th May 2018.  ...

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16B – I See You

Posted on May 7, 2018

16B – I See You

Renowned London artist 16B prepares the final instalment of his three part ‘B4LP’ series ahead of this year’s album, featuring four varying cuts demonstrative of his diverse production abilities. Omid Nourizadeh is a bonafide house and techno legend with a genre-pushing career that includes remixing the likes of Lana del Rey, The Cure, Todd Terry and Gus Gus, releasing on seminal labels like Bedrock, Tsuba and Yoshitoshi, not to mention curating mix comps such as Balance (13 ? SOS), Sounds Like Alola and Ministry of Sound (Club series – SOS). Whether as a producer or as a DJ, Omid has purveyed a wide ranging scope of dance music since day one and he has continued to do so with his ‘B4LP’ series, with the first two releases reflecting his wealthy experience as a producer of various different forms of house and techno. However, in his next outing the Alola founder goes even further, assembling four genre-spanning tracks pre-empting the broad aesthetic of his forthcoming album. Written at the time of his daughter’s birth, ‘Love’ is a tantalising beatless piece that’s charged with emotion and marks a pivotal moment in Nourizadeh’s life. ‘Remember 89’ then moves into club territories, with an array of organic percussion and crystalline melodies ? it’s a record made for dancing that draws on the nostalgia of the early days of raving. Moody from the off, ‘Fight’ is a high-tempo electro roller with aggressive drums and fuzzy synths, making way for ‘I See You’ ? an otherworldly ambient production which Omid recorded live in one take whilst playing with modular set ups during a recent stay in Tokyo. 16B ‘B4LP EP (Part 3)’ drops on Alola Records on 28th May 2018.  ...

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16B – B4LP (PART 2)

Posted on Jan 15, 2018

16B – B4LP (PART 2)

Alola Records label boss Omid 16B’s second preview EP of his much-awaited forthcoming artist album raises expectations even higher. ‘You & Me’ makes use of deft synthwork over the solid bass lines we have come to expect from Omid, while ‘Strip’ is an almost meditative drum machine work-out, full of luscious 80s beats. ‘Basically’ is somewhat of a departure for Omid, as he explores a contemplative arpeggiated melodic soundscape, discarding percussion and bass as superfluous.  ...

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16B – B4LP (PART 1)

Posted on Nov 27, 2017

16B – B4LP (PART 1)

Renowned London-based producer 16B readies the first in a series of three EPs entitled ‘B4LP’ ahead of his album scheduled for release next year. Real name Omid Nourizadeh, 16B has been a pioneering name within the UK’s house and techno scene since the early 90s. Highly respected for helming the labels Alola Records, Disclosure and SexOnWax Recordings, Nourizadeh’s own discography spans Bedrock, Tsuba and Yoshitoshi, not to mention curating multiple mix compilations. Having released numerous albums over the years, 16B is no stranger to the long player format however next year sees him release his biggest body of work that traverses house, techno, ambient and electronica. In the lead up he’s set to drop three samplers with the first release showcasing the more organic and musically diverse side of his production abilities. ‘Phone Call’ is a freshly produced track complete with thudding kicks, intricate melodies and a groove-led bassline. In contrast, ‘The Morning After’ is a track made in 20 minutes whilst jamming live featuring murky atmospherics and raw stabs whilst metallic elements operate throughout. Tying things together, ‘Believe It Or Not’ is a track Omid recently rediscovered having recorded it over 15 years ago. Remastered from DAT, it exhibits a wonky aesthetic as layers of synths contribute to a heightening suspense.  ...

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Changing Shape – Never Ends

Posted on Aug 28, 2017

Changing Shape – Never Ends

SexOnWax has established a reputation as a leader in the progressive scene, and this gem from Omid 16B’s alter ego Changing Shape does the label proud. Quintessentially synth-driven, the tight arpeggiated bassline draws on acid influences, never overstepping the mark, and remains juxtaposed expertly against the track’s beats, creating a mid-set must. Buy: https://www.beatport.com/label/sexonwax-recordings/3695...

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