Detroit techno impresario Alex Smith (better known to the electronic world as Omar-S) is set to release his next LP, It Can Be Done, But Only I Can Do It, on his seminal FXHE label on August 15th. While that’s some great news, Omar-S also has a free fantastic EP out courtesy of the kind folks at Scion A/V. More info and link to the EP after the jump.
“Scion A/V will release a new 5 track digital EP from one of Detroit’s most legendary underground house and techno producers – Omar-S. Scion A/V Presents: Omar S - High School Graffiti, the anticipated new music will be available as a free download at scionav.com on August 9th. A new video will be ready by the fall.
Omar-S (Alex Omar Smith) first emerged on the Detroit dance scene in 2003, moving right into the hallowed underground techno/house world as an instant luminary, prolifically releasing tracks and LPs on his homegrown FXHE label. On High School Graffiti, the producer brings this distinctive sound he’s cultivated over the years, a shifting landscape of old school synths and drum machines with emotional highs and lows that vary from both menacing to uplifting.
The release of High School Graffiti also represents a continuation of the ongoing creative rapport between Scion A/V and Omar-S. Last year, Scion A/V, Juan Atkins and Omar-S teamed up for a free Detroit techno dance party at the Roxy in Los Angeles; the Scion A/V website is also home to exclusive content from the producer.
“Scion A/V has a steady passion for bringing unique genres of music together with people in creative spaces,” says Jeri Yoshizu, manager of sales promotions for Scion. “Omar-S is an artist we believe has this ability to unite and we’re excited to bring fans his newest project. “
When Omar-S joined the ranks of fellow Detroit natives Moodymann and Theo Parrish in 2003, he built a cult following with his funky productions made with analog gear. Most of his out put has been on vinyl, pressed in small quantities with trademark-handwritten label on his own FXHE Records. Omar-S continues his streak of dark, mind-expanding, form-busting dance floor voodoo in High School Graffiti. Each song is a city within in a city as gritty and spirited as his beloved 313. For more information on Omar-S, visit http://www.omarsdetroit.us/“
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