LOVE IN BEATS...OUT NOW
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!
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
With Omar up for one of the Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards 2014, he will be performing live at the Awards on Saturday 18 January at London’s Koko. The show is being streamed live online so you won’t miss out. Tune in between 8pm and 3am (GMT) to watch Omar perform alongside a host of other…
Omar’s long awaited album, The Man, is available to pre-order on Amazon and iTunes. The album is due for release on 24 June. iTunes (download only) Amazon (CD, vinyl & download)
Omar proudly accepted his MBE for Services to Music from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace this week. A wonderful recognition of Omar’s hard work, dedication and amazing music over many years. Omar said: “Accepting my award from Prince Charles, he said ‘Do drop off a copy of your new album when it’s finished!’ -‘Will do,’…
Big news! Omar has signed with Freestyle Records to release his 7th album, The Man. The eagerly awaited album is expected for release in the early part of 2013 Look out for more details in the new year.