Omid16B

Pop Out & Play – Corrosive Tongue (Omid 16B Re-Edit)

Posted on May 13, 2013

Pop Out & Play – Corrosive Tongue (Omid 16B Re-Edit)

Way back in the mid 80s, Simon Tappenden and Wil Russell first noticed each other’s tags in a dark subway and became buddies. Spray-paint fumes, Hip Hop & Electro beats and skateboards somehow led them to their first rave in 1989. Keyboards and samplers were purchased and by the mid 90s they were making tunes in a bedroom lit with only black light.. Wil and Simon eventually moved their Deep / Tech / House studio into West London and picked up the pace. Mr.C’s Subterrania night at The End became their regular haunt and in 2001, Omid 16b released their first record for Alola. A mere 12 years later the lads reformed as Pop Out & Play, and have put together a second release on the label. ‘Corrosive Tongue’ is spiralling house music with a cosmic 80s tinge, perfect for the summer floors....

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Omid 16B – Double You

Posted on May 4, 2013

Omid 16B – Double You

“Double You” by Omid 16B is the first single from the master producer for a year and comes as part of a planned series of releases and parties during the summer of 2013 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his highly respected Alola record label. Omid’s intentions are pure and simple – raising consciousness and making people aware of the musicality that can be part of any house record and still make an impact to people across genre divides, without any cheese or generic formulas. “Double You” is a gloriously creative piece of house music, constantly evolving and growing over 12 timeless minutes in its original form, with two further mixes that travel down a more experimental and more compact edited route. This is timeless and enticing house music at its most creative. “Another 20 Days” rounds off the release in a hazy deep house fashion. With lush melodies, analogue beats and a laid back aesthetic, “Another 20 Days” is prime ammunition for the summer terraces and sun soaked parties. Omid is an artist who isn’t just a DJ/producer, but also a songwriter and musician who has played a range of musical instruments from an early age and has spent most of his life involved in music. When you’ve been immersed in music as a life force for so long, the whole ethos of making music tends to get deeper. Head of the Alola, Disclosure and SexOnWax labels, he is seen as a key tastemaker across the electronic music scene. As a respected artist of high calibre, Omid has released several albums to critical acclaim and released an astonishing number of amazing singles and remixes over the years. He has created a distinctive style and unique expression that constantly inspires, and is nothing short of a true showman. Omid is currently putting the finishing touches to a new 16B album that will emerge later this year. Next aLOLa Presents Desyn Masiello & Omid 16B at Dukes in London on Fri 28th Jun 2013: alola.fatsoma.com/events/86571/ Release date: Beatport exclusive: Jun 17th, 2013 General release: Jul 15th,...

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16B – Escape (Driving to Heaven)

Posted on Mar 18, 2013

16B – Escape (Driving to Heaven)

Next up on the Alola classic series, 16B’s ‘Escape (Driving To Heaven) is re-invigorated with 3 remasters for inclusion in the recently launched Alola Classic series. Originally released in 2001 on Hooj Choons, Escape garnered support from the electronic music elite and featured as the opening track on Deep Dish”’s chart topping ‘Global Underground 021: Moscow’ compilation, whilst also being included on Hernan Cattaneo’s seminal Renaissance mix. As the name title suggest, ‘Escape’ captures an uplifting spirit that climbs and climbs, the perfect embodiment of early naughties progressive house. On vocals, Richard Morel narrates the journey and further adds to the uplifiting aesthetic. On remix duties Omid and Francisco Savier provide deep, dark tribal takes on the original whilst Ignas retains more of the original’s euphoric nature. Rounding off the package Maher Daniel’s previously unreleased mix captures a dreamy, chill-out vibe in blissful fashion. RELEASE DATE: 2013-03-18 LABEL: Alola Records CATALOG #: ALDC004...

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Omid 16B – The Game – Remix Contest

Posted on Feb 23, 2013

Omid 16B – The Game – Remix Contest

Originally released in 2002, Omid 16B’s “The Game” was a formidable tune during the heyday of tribal house, becoming a go-to song for some of the era’s biggest DJs like John Digweed and Danny Tenaglia. Re-released on Alola Records earlier this month, the tribal-infused progressive classic is now being offered up as a remixable tune to Beatport Play users, with an FXpansion prize pack set to go to the winning rework uploaded by March 4. Furthermore, all remixes submitted to the competition will be judged by Omid and his Alola Records team, and the winning production will be released as part of a new remix package alongside some big-name producers. More details at...

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Changing Shape – Always (So Good)/Call Me

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

Changing Shape – Always (So Good)/Call Me

Changing Shape is one of Omid’s aliases that goes back to 98 when Airtight Records was set up by himself and Red Jerry from Hooj. Omid released 3 EPs on vinyl including the critically-acclaimed METAMORPHOSIS EP back in 1998, now remastered, and will be releasing 2 EPs with an LP in 2013. “So Good” is a deep yet uplifting affair with funky disco elements that drive the track and make it versatile enough to drop at any given time. “Call me” is deep house with a flavour to touch peak time and early hours, yet also a head turner with its melodies and constant filter drops and re build. More new material will be added to the Changing Shape LP due out mid...

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