Boomkat Product Review:
Now back in at midprice. Omar S is one of Detroit's most outspoken and original characters and therefore a firm favourite in the boomkat office. For the last seven years he's kept us and the rest of the world dancing to the righteously demented-tech output of his wicked FXHE imprint and his own idiomatic approach to raw and undiluted Detroit house and techno in the truest sense. London's clubbing empire Fabric have enlisted him to produce their latest mix, sidling up next to Ricardo Villalobos as only the second producer asked to produce a mix entirely composed of his own productions. But that's where the similarities between the two end. While Ricardo's mix was super polished and unfeasiably interwoven, Omar's is raw to the bone and utterly sick. It's a f**king immense achievement, with huge respect to Omar for consistently sticking to his guns with a fiercely independant spirit and unique sound. The 72 minute mix effortlessly cruises through 16 of his finest prime cuts, and as he states "The music on this CD is fully 100% analog - NO COMPUTER BULLSH*T PROGRAMMES!". Alongside stone cold classics like 'Striders World', our favourite Omar-S joints 'U' and 'Bladerunner' rub up next to 'Psychotic Photosynthesis', 'Oasis One' and a very healthy dose of fresh-off-the-press gear like his recently released 7", the awesome 'Flying Gorgars' and a freaking sick extended mix of 'Day'. This set is surely going to rank among the most cherished of the year so if you've never dipped into the world of Omar-S this is the perfect opportunity, and if you're already a massive fan, you've probably already ordered your copy.