I could easily fit this one in my sets as it has a great progressive feel about it along with a beautiful catching melody. Definitely one for the dance floor.
The “On & Off EP” by Omid 16B is the next installment in a series of releases and parties from the master DJ/producer during the summer of 2013 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his highly respected Alola record label.
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. He has been immersed in music as a life force for so long, that his whole ethos for creating music often seems to be otherworldly, exploring the realms of unfathomable alchemy.
“On The Outside” is yet another gloriously creative example of his intricately woven house music, created with love and patience, that embodies everything that is exciting and supremely danceable about pure, timeless electronic genius. Constantly evolving and growing, with a groove to die for, this is music that will still make perfect sense many years from now.
Talking of pure creativity, the 16m16s of “On & Off” is a space within the universe where all distractions melt away, as layer upon layer of melodic musical experimentation are fused onto a hypnotic minimalistic groove that defies mere simplistic generic classification. This is something that Omid 16B does so well – that laid-back aesthetic – perfect ammunition for summer terraces and sun-soaked parties worldwide, yet equally suited to being an utterly enthralling headphone listening experience at home.
As a respected artist of high calibre for many years, Omid 16B has released several notable albums to critical acclaim and released an astonishing number of amazing singles and remixes over the years. “The On & Off EP” is another example of his highly distinctive style and unique expression that constantly inspires and evolves. As head of the Alola, Disclosure and SexOnWax labels, Omid is, quite rightly, seen as a key tastemaker across the electronic music scene.
To get the bigger picture, you can listen to this intimate hour with Omid on the decks, featuring some new cuts coming up soon on Alola:
Omid is currently putting the finishing touches to a new 16B album that will emerge later this year. This will be preceded by his mix compilation in the “Sounds Like Alola” series, giving people a glimpse into the label’s historic brilliance.
Check www.alola.co.uk for further information about all Alola releases.