I WANT IT TO BE... OUT 8TH JULY
I Want It To Be. The title track is a vibrant, syncopated groove, with one of Omar's trademark, devastatingly catchy melodies riding on top, this is sunshine music made for the summer time. His vocal harmony skills are particularly to fore here... as we have all come to expect.
Destiny features guest vocalist Guadelope born singer Jean-Michele Rotin : I met Jean Michele on a trip to Guadeloupe and we were singing with musicians from the island and it created such a vibe we went studio and this is the result, a nice piece of Zouk mixed with soul, 'Zouk n' B' if you will!. Further proof, if any were needed, that Omars' ears are always open, and more then happy to bring lesser known artists into the spotlight that he creates with everything he does.
Sissy Pa Sissy is a brilliant & minimal, leftfield rhythm heavy number, featuring interlocking beats that will make feet stomp and heads nod whilst a solo trumpet adds some jazz feel into the mix. And the curious Sissy Pa Sissy title?, Omars explains: It's just the name 'Sissy Pa' from the rhythm singing to that beat!
To round off this collection - Scratch Professer, Omars Grammy winning brother and co-producer delivers one of his trademark retwists on I Want It To Be - cut up beats, vocal samples and his utterly unique production skills take this version is a very different direction - and it is also totally exclusive to this single.
As a taster for the forthcoming Love In Beats album - this collection should create excitement worldwide, the styles and sounds are varied - but all have Omars' unique fingerprint on them, style and substance beautifully merged!
The new single, I Want It To Be, will be released on July 8, two days before he plays a full set supporting his long time hero and past co-collaborator Stevie Wonder at the ‘Songs In The Key Of Life’ concert in Hyde Park on July 10. After a career spanning 32 years, what more can…
Omar’s single, ‘The Man’ takes pride of place on Craig Charles’ latest release – Craig Charles Funk & Soul Classics. Featuring alongside many classics old & new, from Marvin Gaye, The Jacksons & Al Green to present day stars, Aloe Blacc & Sean Escoffery, Omar is in good company. The album is available to buy on…
Omar keeps things fresh and comes with a new two track release that shows why he is and always has been one the the UK’s most original and consistent talents. Scratch Professer is an award winning producer and remixer, DJ and MC who also just happens to be Omar’s brother, so who else is better suited to…
The all new Javone Prince Show starts on BBC2 this Sunday July 19. The house band to feature regularly on the show will be no other than Omar. Getting the national recognition he justly deserves, Omar and the band will air to the nation every week. Tune in this Sunday on 9.45pm.
Omar’s precious twin daughters, Carmen & Gabrielle, and their friend Anoushka, have formed SmartKids and recorded a charity single for Comic Relief. Watch SmartKids video SmartKids fundraising page
Check out Omar’s interview at the Love Supreme Festival 2014 on Get Lifted TV
Omar teams up with DJ Fudge, well respected in the house music scene, and his good friend Hallex M. Omar recorded the track, Ding Dong, when he visited the guys in Hong Kong. We know you’ll love it. Buy the tracks here
Omar and his brother Scratch Professer perform live in Gilles Peterson’s Brownwood Basement – watch now on Boiler Room TV
Omar picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award when he performed at the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards 2014. And with his latest release, The Man, shortlisted for ‘Track of the Year’, Omar had a successful night receiving well deserved recognition for his unique sound. Congratulations Omar! Read more about the Worldwide Awards 2014
Watch Omar’s interview by Wes Berwise on Soul Talk