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|Founded||San Francisco (1995)|
San Francisco, CA
|Key people||Chris Smith, John Cornett|
|Products||Electronic Dance Music|
Om Records is a US-based record label, established in 1995, which releases electronic music, dance music, and hip hop. The label was founded in San Francisco in 1995 by Chris Smith. Om Records releases both artist albums and various compilations. Some of the most notable compilations include Om Lounge and the Mushroom Jazz series. Om's current roster of artists includes Groove Armada, Underworld, Dirty Vegas, Bassnectar, Indiana Taurus, J Boogie, People Under The Stairs, Samantha James, Amp Live, Greenskeepers, Hot Toddy, Wagon Cookin, to name a few. Past artists have included Kaskade, Wolfgang Gartner, Ladybug Mecca, Juan Atkins and Naked Music NYC.
Om Records hosts various nightclub events, and is a frequent resident company at Nikki Beach, Seattle's Trinity, Mansion in Miami, SmartBar in Chicago, Fabric in London, Pacha in New York City and Ibiza, Balance in Los Angeles, Sacred Grounds in Los Angeles, El Divino in Ibiza, The Loft and Fonfone in Barcelona and is a regular at many more of the world's superclubs and the Coachella, SxSW and WMC music festivals.
2010 has seen releases of Groove Armada "Black Light", Underworld "Barking", Hot Toddy "Late Night Boogie", Greenskeepers "Live Like You Wanna Live", Samantha James "Subconscious", Amp Live "Murder At The Discotech", Rocket Empire.
Sub-Labels and Affiliated Labels
Om Records also has a roster of sub labels and affiliated labels.
Child's Play was started in late 2009 with the first release from Amp Live featuring Trackademicks called "Gary is A Robot". The label would go on to feature full album and single releases from the likes of Amp Live, Greenskeepers, Bassnectar, and James Curd. Everyone from Treasure Fingers, Flosstradamus, Juan MacLean, Tommie Sunshine, Bassnectar, RJD2, Mexicans With Guns, Grand Theft, Blu Jemz, Robot Koch, DJ Vadim, and more have contributed to the label with remixes.
Om Hip Hop
The Om Hip Hop imprint was started in 2006 and has seen many hit indie releases including artist albums from Strange Fruit Project, Zion I & The Grouch, People Under The Stairs, J-Boogie's Dubtronic Science, Black Spade, Zeph & Azeem, Colossus, and Thes One. The label has also released a number of 12" vinyl singles from Digable Planet's Ladybug Mecca featuring Kenny Dope and Raheem DeVaughn, Zion I & The Grouch, J-Boogie's Dubtronic Science Feat. Lyrics Born, Strange Fruit Project Feat. Erykah Badu, Zeph & Azeem featuring hip hop legends Marley Marl and Carl G. and E Da Boss featuring Gift of Gab and Lateef The Truth Speaker.
Smoke N' Mirrors
Started in early 2010 as a nu-disco house label, Smoke N' Mirrors has featured singles release from Hot Toddy, Wagon Cookin, Mike Monday, Shiny Objects, and Lance DeSardi. In September 2010, Smoke N' Mirrors released the first full length artist album from Crazy P member Hot Toddy.
The original hip hop imprint created by Om back in 1997 featured a series of compilations and 12" singles. Artist featured on the compilations have included Cut Chemist, DJ Swingsett, Prince Paul, Peanut Butter Wolf, X-Men, Mix Master Mike, DJ Spooky, Beat Junkies, Planet Asia, Mass Influence, Crown City Rockers, Jeremy Sole, DJ John Carmichael and more.
Colorforms is a 12" vinyl singles label started by Om for breaks, turntablism, and dubstep. The label featured 12"s released from Bassnectar, Ming&FS, Soulstice, and more. The art for the jackets were designed by urban street artist David P. Flores (artist).
List of artists
The following is a partial list of artists on Om Records.
- Groove Armada
- Dirty Vegas
- Mark Farina
- Indiana Taurus
- Samantha James
- DJ Colette
- Kaskade (formerly)
- Ladybug Mecca
- People Under The Stairs
- Amp Live
- Radio Slave
- Hot Toddy
- J-Boogie's Dubtronic Science
- DJ Heather
- Wolfgang Gartner
- Rocket Empire
- James Curd
- Charles Webster
- Eighty Mile Beach
- Strange Fruit Project
- Raashan Ahmad
- Thes One
- Andy Caldwell
- James Curd
- Wagon Cookin
- King Kooba
- Marques Wyatt
- Ming & FS
- Miguel Migs
- Black Spade
- Derrick Carter
- DJ Fluid
- Afro Mystik
- DJ Sneak
- DJ Garth
- Fish Go Deep
- Mike Monday
- Florian Kruse
- Style of Eye
- Jamie Anderson
- JT Donaldson
- Lance DeSardi
- Home & Garden (Tim K and Timothy Shumaker)
- Soulstice - Illusions (2001)
- Andy Caldwell - Universal Truth (2006)
- Rithma - Music Fiction (2000)
- Mark Farina - Air Farina (2004)
- Mark Farina - Connect (2003)
- Colossus - West Oaktown (2005)
- DJ Colette - Hypnotized (2005)
- Kaskade - It's You, It's Me
- Strange Fruit Project - The Healing (2006)
- Zion I & The Grouch - Heroes in the City of Dope (2006)
- Bassnectar - Underground Communication (2007)
- Home & Garden (Tim K and Timothy Shumaker) - Domesticated (2007)
- Miguel Migs - Those Things (2007) (on Migs' own 'Salted' label, a sublabel of OM Records)
- Chuck Love - Bring Enough to Spill Some (2007)
- Zeph & Azeem - Rise Up (2007)
- Samantha James - Rise (2007) & Subconscious(2010)
- Underworld - Barking (2010)
- Dirty Vegas - Electric Love (2011)