Boomkat Product Review:
Premium Detroit house flex from FXHE boss Omar-S, striking deep on his 6th album of ruggedly soulful and debonaire dance music
Arriving 15 years since he registered a clutch of head-turning 12”s and the standout debut LP ‘Just Ask The Lonely’ (2005), Omar-S still follows a staunchly DIY, familial way of doing it with ‘You Want’, roping in regular, local collaborators John FM, Norm Talley, Ian Finkelstein, and L’Renee for a plush suite that speaks to the versatility of his classic take on Detroit house, proper.
His two cuts with John FM supply massive highlights, firstly riffing on grown-up nightlife travails in a way that has nowt to do with the computer programme in ‘Second Life’, and the synth-heavy burner ‘Hear Me Out’, while ‘This Love Is 4 Real’ offers his wickedly jacked up take on Lil Louis’ sex beat classic ‘French Kiss’, and the likes of ‘Mandela’s Gold’ and ‘Don’t Get In My Way’ catch him on a cranky and bugged-out broken beat tip, and fans of his classic ‘Blade Runner’ will be very happy to cop his warehouse techno heavyweight, ‘1993’.
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