|1.||"Got The Drop On Dem"|
|1.||"My Naffew Randy"|
|1.||"Who's In Key" (feat Theo Parrish)|
This EP from the man also known as Alex O Smith is as fine as his album from a few months ago. Opener "Got The Drop On Dem" is typically stripped back Omar S: a melodic bassline forms a soft cushion for the scattershot claps and hi-hats on top, while "Gunup Runup" is a deceptively hypnotic 303 jam which expertly cycles through distortion and delay levels. "My Neffew Randy" meanwhile, is a neon lit house cut straight out of the late 80s, as midnight bass is illuminated by bright organ tones, and flanged piano chords deep in the background add serious weight to the track, before it turns down a dark path as disembodied film audio floats over dischordant synth percolations. "Unitarian" is another twisting acid journey accented with crystalline cymbals; however the best is saved for last, as "Who's In Key" sees the man team up with another of Detroit's favourite sons, Theo Parrish. Smith provides a backdrop of tough bass stabs and glassy chords, whilst Parrish's improvised synth flute contribution throws a more chaotic element into Smith's more mechanical approach.
Negghead, Miles Simpson, Ernie (Minuendo Recordings), Andy Ash, Gaetano Battista, Ksoul, Mehdi, DJ Spider (nyc), WOLF Music, Marcel Vogel, Nick Anthony Simoncino, Juno Recommends Deep House, Nick Dunton, WEEKEND EXPRESS, Scott Ferguson (Ferrispark Records), Giorgio Luceri, Lux Rec
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