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Just Ask the Lonely


The first album from Detroit house DJ and producer Omar S, released on his FXHE label in 2005, was a bold debut. His single releases of the previous couple of years had demonstrated his ability to produce that particular Detroit brand of dusty/sparkling disco-house, as well as more synth-led, stark, techno-flavoured house too, and he further explored this stripped-back, rarified, synthetic side of his music on this album. Building most of the tracks from what often seems like little more than minimalist, sharp, well-defined percussion parts, a single mono synth riff and some FX, it’s edgy, purist machine funk with no extras, no additional ornamentation or any pretence. House music for dark basements at 4am.

Harold Heath