Beatport Exclusive: August 19, 2014
Worldwide: September 2nd, 2014
1. Lovers Skank (featuring Patou of Melbourne Ska Orchestra)
2. Oye Como Suena (featuring Empresarios)
3. Follow Me (featuring Nappy Riddem)
4. A Bailar (featuring Vincent Sebastian of Watussi)
Sydney, Australia’s Omegaman made a big splash Stateside last summer with
El O’Man Boogaloo, his debut release on Fort Knox Recordings.
A longtime producer, collaborator and remixer, Omegaman has already left a mark on the international funk and breaks scene. Always looking to push the funky envelope of groovy breakbeats mixed with Latin and Reggae flavors, Omegaman employs seemingly super-human powers to meld a rotating cast of horns, sweat, percussion and vocalists.
For his new Hot Sauce EP, Omegaman draws upon his atlas of contacts to craft a global groove sure to please his devotees. The prolific vocalist Patou of Melbourne Ska Orchestra is featured on Lovers Skank, a wicked ska stepper that will get the dancefloor skankin’ out! A tropical Latin vibe follows on Oye Como Suena, a thick slice of Latin funk featuring guest vocalist Frankie Rosado of the Empresarios. Omegaman tapped longtime Fort Knox Five and Thunderball vocalist Mustafa Akbar of Nappy Riddem for the upbeat ragga-funk tune Follow Me, rock steady reggae for the heads. And the EP ends on a strong note, with guest vocals from Vincent Sebastian of the Afro-Colombian group Watussi on A Bailar, a funky salsa groove sure to get the people dancing.
Omegaman has been producing music, djing and performing live in bands for many years, and that deep musical experience shines on this EP where his distinctive, funky, breakbeat sound is allowed to conquers the realms of Ska, Latin, Reggae, Funk, Salsa and Beyond.
Special thanks to the ska guitar master Marty Fabok
The keyboard whizz Rhys Melbourne
The lovely Andonia Allayialsisi
Cutz by DJ Cool Hand Luke (NZ)
Mixdown by Omegaman & Busta
Artwork by Peter Metro www.metroco.com.au
All star remixes by Fort Knox Five, Skeewiff, DJ Maars & QDup....
About Fort Knox Recordings:
Fort Knox Recordings is the renegade funk n’ soul label from Washington DC. Established in 2003, our mission is to explore the funkier side of global music. Fort Knox is set to ‘Tell It Like It Is’ by smashing the artificial barriers established by the ‘System’ that keeps all ‘Good’ music down. Forget about tempos and genres - we want to take you back to the roots and reunite all music from our funk, dub and soul brothers - you dig? So stop being so serious, this is music, it’s supposed to be fun.