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OMEGAMAN: Universal Rhythm

OMEGAMAN: Universal RhythmOz producer Omegaman’s been around for a long time now, never disappointing and his new Universal Rhythm four-tracker might just be his most varied and ambitious release yet. Opening proceedings, for example, is blues-breaks number The Traveller featuring regular Omegaman vocalist collaborator Pat ‘Patou’ Powell holding forth over fat drums, throbbing bass, slide guitar
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OMEGAMAN: Under The Covers EP

OMEGAMAN: Under The Covers EPOmegaman returns with his new four-track EP, Under The Covers which includes a reboot of Dandy Livingstone’s evergreen rocksteady A Message To You Rudy, also famously covered by The Specials. A brave man, you might think, treading in such shadows but actually, this isn’t half bad at all, employing (as it does) Lucy Vella’s laid-back vocal to add a different spin to things
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OMEGAMAN: Rebel Rocker

OMEGAMAN: Rebel Rocker Given the way Covid has negatively affected the music industry in the past year, you’d expect the system to have made rather more people into a ‘rebel rocker’ than just Ikenna and Omegaman. Or maybe it has and they’re just not singing about it yet. Whatever the truth of the matter, Oz-breaks-maker Omegaman is back with his fat new breakbeat reggae riddim, Rebel Rocker, atop
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OMEGAMAN feat. KROMANAUTS: Politics Of Greed

OMEGAMAN feat. KROMANAUTS: Politics Of GreedLook sharp – it’s all righteous fire from Omegaman feat. Kromanauts here on their soon-to-drop new single. That’ll be the thunderous, guitar-led funky reggae riddim that is Politics Of Greed then with lyrics that – you guessed it – exhort listeners to stick it to the man. What’s not to like? Omegaman did the bassline, Allniters & Ozskas’ Marty Fabok laced that with guitars and then Kromanauts added
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OMEGAMAN: Babylon Don’t Interfere

OMEGAMAN:  Babylon Don't InterfereAlways worth checking out, Fort Knox Recordings Oz’ signing, Omegaman, has a new EP out – Babylon Don’t Interfere. Do I sense a reggae vibe? I certainly do. Cue the chugging feelgood rootsy anthem of the title track which features Desi Hymon on vocals delivering a righteous message. Also present is tropical heat of Happy Ending Whisper Song
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BLACK MASALA: I Love You Madly Remixed Vol. 1 (2016)

i-love-you-madly-black-masala-remixed-vol-1Forget the tikka and garam and get your ears round a tasty bit of Black Masala – remixed no less – as the DC outfit’s brand of Balkan brass gets a vigorous bit of polishing from the likes of Lazarus Sound System, DJ Inko, Los Chicos Altos and Omegaman. Mix my metaphors? Don’t mind if I do! And that’s not all that’s mixed for the release is curiously listed as ‘funky/ club house’ on
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FORT KNOX FIVE feat. EMPRESARIOS: Cinco To The Brinco (2016)

Cinco To The Brinco Fort Knox Five EmpresariosFort Knox Five (or should that be Fort Knox Cinco) get their brinco on with the aid of Empresarios for this latest single and batch of remixes off the Pressurize The Cabin LP. And of how many tracks shall such a release consist? Why five of course – a veritable quintet of breakbeat flavours! Thus Basement Freaks adds a pinch of glitch and a soupcon of moombah, Omegaman
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OMEGAMAN: Hot Sauce Remixes (2015) + ‘Lovers Skank’ video

Hot Sauce Remixed OmegamanOmegaman hands the keys to over to the likes of Skeewiff, Fort Knox Five, Qdup and DJ Maars for the remixes of his Hot Sauce EP from last year with equally tangy consequences. So tangy in fact that you might have trouble picking a favourite from Skeewiff’s salsa breaks take on Oye Como Suena, Fort Knox Five’s slightly sped-up Lover’s Skank, QDup’s now neon-tinged electro boogie
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ASTRONAUT JONES: Game Theory (2014)

Game Theory Astronaut JonesAstronaut Jones has decided that what the world needs is more in the way of ‘jazz fusion’-flavoured breaks and moreover that he’s the man to provide it. Gambling thus wildly with the public’s tastes, Jones initiates Game Theory with a ‘plugging into the amp’ sound and some groovy blaxploitation bass which promises a wondrous percussive drop. And said drop is indeed delivered but only after
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OMEGAMAN: Hot Sauce EP (2014)

Hot Sauce EP OmegamanSomething a little piquant (100% if the cover art is to be believed) from Oz producer Omegaman in the form of his Hot Sauce EP. That’ll be eight tracks then (four vocal plus the instros thereof) encompassing a ska breaks number (featuring Patou of Melbourne Ska Orchestra), carnivalesque latin hammond-boogaloo breaks, reggae breaks (featuring Mustafa Akbar of Nappy Riddem) and
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