Omar-S

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Omar-S (real name Alexander Omar Smith[1]) is an electronic music producer from Detroit, Michigan, United States. Noted for his raw, stripped-back approach to both creating[2] and marketing[3] his music, Smith is associated with the genres of Detroit techno and house.[4]

He has self-released most of his music through his label FXHE Records Detroit,[5] and in 2009 alluded to the reason behind the decision, saying: "I don't have a good relationship with a lot of distributors. So why waste money?"[6]

Smith is noted for maintaining a low-key public profile despite having released critically acclaimed albums[7][8] and singles.[9] In 2009, as part of its house-centric mix series fabric, the London nightclub of the same name commissioned Smith to compile fabric 45, which he did using 16 of his own tracks.[10]

Smith originally funded the distribution and production of his music through his day job at a Detroit Ford motor factory, and was involved with street-racing,[11] something referenced in the artwork for his albums It Can Be Done But Only I Can Do It[12] and Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself.[13][14]

Smith has two Brothers (Nelson and Stan).

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Just Ask The Lonely (FXHE, 2005)
  • 111 (2006)
  • It Can Be Done But Only I Can Do It (2011)
  • Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself (2013)
  • The Best (2016)

EPs[edit]

  • 002 (FHXHE, 2003)
  • 003 (2004)
  • Track #8 (2004)
  • 004 (2004)
  • 001 (2004)
  • 007 (2005)
  • In Side My Head (2005)
  • U (2005)
  • Side-Trakx-Volume-#-1 (2006)
  • 006 (2006)
  • 008 (2007)
  • Psychotic Photosynthesis (2007)
  • Thirteen/Two/Eight (with Shadow Ray) (2007)
  • Side-Trakx-Volume#2 (2008)
  • The Further You Look - The Less You Will See (2008)
  • 1 Out of 853 Beats / Hot Ones Echo Thru The Ghetto (2009)
  • Still Serious Nic (2009)
  • Brown Valvetrane (Sound Signature, 2009)
  • Jive Time (FXHE, 2010)
  • Da-Teys (2010)
  • These Complimentary Track'x (2010)
  • Here's Your Trance Now Dance!! (2011)
  • High School Graffiti (2011)
  • Sarah (2011)
  • Triangulum Australe (Say It In Space) (2012)
  • S.E.X. - The Remixes (ft. L'Renee) (2012)
  • -998 (2012)
  • Wayne County Hill Cop's (Part.2) (with OB Ignitt) (2012)
  • Nelson County (2013)
  • Annoying Mumbling Alkaholik (2014)
  • Motown Methods E.P. (with Luke Hess) (DeepLabs, 2014)
  • Romancing The Stone! (FXHE, 2014)
  • Side Trak'x Vol 4 (2015)
  • The 90's Evolution Of What Is Was (with OB Ignitt) (Obonit, 2015)
  • Side Trakx - Volume #3 (FXHE, 2015)
  • I Wanna Know (2015)

Mix Albums[edit]

  • FYA Detroit (FXHE, 2005)
  • FYA#2 Detroit (2006)
  • O+N Detroit (2006)
  • 1992 (2008)
  • Fabric 45 (Fabric, 2009)
  • FYA#5 (FXHE, 2010)
  • Extract Mix (2011)
  • FXHE 10 Year Compilation Mix 1 (2014)
  • FXHE 10 Year Compilation Mix 2 (2014)

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