From Detroit techno and NY house dubs to acid thumpers, disco joints and more. Mr. S selects nothing but the best.
A man of mystery from Detroit’s underground, Omar S will be the first to tell you that most of his productions are meant as tools for DJs. His low-key, raw-and-dirty house tracks usually come only on limited-edition white label with handwritten info via his long-running FXHE Records (the go-to dispenser of “mo-town minimal,” which also drops heady and sweaty dancefloor bombs from locals like OB Ignitt, Luke Hess and Big Strick). Wrung from synthesizers including Derrick May’s Memory Moog and Waldorf Micro Q, Omar S’s output ranges from deep and emotional to harsh and minimalistic, paying tribute to jackin’ Chicago house and beatific Motor City techno. Unassuming yet challenging, advanced and unpretentious, his distinctive style has yet to be properly defined. For two hours every month, the video game enthusiast and drag racing advocate born Alex O. Smith serves up only the finest selects of tunes from his vast collection.