Omar S (Detroit - UK Debut), residents tbc
The next SHRUNKEN HEAD party at Bar 54 on Saturday March 10th plays host to the UK debut and much anticipated performance from the current darling of Detroit, Omar S... The musical heritage of Detroit is steeped with soul from Tamla through to techno. The sounds may have changed but the integrity and substance of the music continues to push boundaries. The list of credible artists and songwriters from Detroit is long and plentiful. Some that instantly spring to mind range from Mike Terry to Michael Henderson, Kevin McCord to Juan Atkins, Carl Craig to Popcorn Wylie and J Dilla to Quentin Harris. In recent years a mysterious artist from Detroit has developed an appreciation from UK devotees of real house and techno music with a string of essential moody and broody releases on his own label called FXHE Records. Omar S as an artist has been developing his own prodigious style since his first release on FXHE in 2003. The initial releases were all white labelled and the basic label information was all hand-written by Omar S himself. This all helped to build up an aura of mystique for the artist. His profile within the UK has greatly increased recently with an exclusive essential mix on Radio 1's Mary-Anne Hobbs show. Omar S, the self proclaimed grandson of Detroit techno, has recently announced his debut UK appearance at Shrunken Head with an exclusive four hour DJ set. Put the date in ya diary and arrive early for this one...