LOVE IN BEATS...OUT 27 JANUARY
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 has been nominated in the BEST UK R&B/SOUL ACT category for the Mobo Awards 2011 being held in Glasgow on October 5. Please show your support by voting online here www.mobo.com/voting Voting for the MOBO Awards 2011 starts at 8pm on Wednesday 31 August 2011. Please note that to be able to vote you must…
Apologies to anyone who attended the Louisa Marks tribute at The Fridge on Sunday 13th December 2009 expecting to see Omar. This situation arose due to lack of communication by the promoter/team. We were initially contacted but the date wasn’t confirmed and we never heard back from the promoter until the Friday before the show…
The single, ‘Sing (if you want it)’ will be released in the UK on August 27, including remixes by DJ Dodge, Scratch Professor and Tru Menace. Buy the new single on vinyl or CD Download the new single Listen to the remixes Watch the video…yes, Omar has finally done another video!
Omar performing ‘Syleste’ live and direct from the streets of New York…check it out here
Love Song on Friday November 13, 7.30pm at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), Malet Street, London WC1 7HZ. Written and directed by Che Walker with music and lyrics by Omar. To book tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org
Listen to Omar’s live acoustic performance and interview on Ronnie Herel’s show on BBC 1xtra here. Omar performed on Later with Jools Holland on June 9 (BBC2). Check out the show online here. And don’t forget to vote for the best performance on the Later site!
Omar was interviewed on Trevor Nelson’s Soul Nation show BBC Radio One (May 18).
Omar’s anxiously awaited sixth album ‘Sing (if you want it)’ was released in the UK, Australia & Europe (France, Benelux, Italy, Spain, Portugal & Poland) last month on Ether Records, and was released in Japan on P-Vine. The Europe release excludes Germany & Scandanvia but we hope to have a…
Omar has taken part in DJ swing’s quest for a donor by giving blood and supporting the DJ Swings campaign. You may of heard of DJ Swing’s appeal for a bone marrow transplant, but many of you probably haven’t listened to it. All that’s needed of you is a simple blood test to determine…
You can catch Omar doing a live interview on urbanham.com on Wednesday 21 September @ 7pm GMT Fans who are eagerly awaiting the new release will be pleased to hear that Omar recently did a photo shoot for the new album cover