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Friday, May 8, 2009

Om Records Turns Fifteen

Posted By on Fri, May 8, 2009 at 11:39 AM

Beatmaker: Amplive (with Zumbi) - EKAPHOTOGRAPHY COPYRIGHT 2009. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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While numerous other local labels have fallen by the wayside, Om Records keeps going, like the Energizer Bunny on Ketamine. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the SF label which made downtempo chill-out, mushroom jazz, and lounge-house part of the pop music landscape, and in 2009, Om is as active as it's ever been. Peep a video interview with Om's Gunnar Hissam live from the WMC in Miami here, and preview the 15-year anniversary edition of the Om Lounge compilation, which as usual features all sorts of downtempo goodies, here.

As physical CD sales become less and less integral to the music industry, Om has stepped up its digital game. Luckily for music lovers, they've been offering lots of online freebies, such as this free download of Mikey Tello's Sugarhill gang-infused remix of J-Boogie's "Inferno,"  and this unoffical remix of Animal Collective's "My Girls" by Mike Monday. Keep an eye peeled for  Zion-I producer Amplive, who's releasing an electronic album on Om/Child's Play called Murder at the Disco.

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