Sunday, 28 June 2009
I have so much respect for OM Records. Five short years ago (was it really??) I bought their 10 year anniversary compilation, OM: 10, and really got stuck into the beautiful and wide ranging music the label offered. Over the years it's offered releases from some amazing artists like DJ Sneak, Andy Caldwell, Kaskade, Greenskeepers and, my personal favourite, Mark Farina - including his legendary Mushroom Jazz mix series. I think of the label as a more soulful, higher quality and generally more honest and folksy alternative to Defected. It's clear they love music.
To celebrate the big 1-5, OM are doing another birthday compilation imaginatively titled OM: 15. I've got a copy of the album as well as a tasty limited edition 18x24 print (take a look) to dish out to someone who wants it. Just email me anything that will make me laugh! Keeping in mind I have a pretty juvenile sense of humour, as you may have gathered from reading this tripe-filled blog.
Here are a couple of tunes to get the juices flowing. The Frankie Flowerz is from the new comp and demonstrates the soul-ish twist on nice deep kinda house the label goes for. Pleasant pleasant warm grooves. The Mark Farina tune is a classic capture of his underground jackin sound which popped its head onto OM: 10. My god he's magnificent.
Frankie Flowerz - Groove On 98
Mark Farina - Radio (Phil Weeks Main Mix) [buy]
You have one week, aaaand..... GO.