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VA - Reflections

VA – Reflections

Omid 16B’s Alola Records takes its customary look back at the year that has passed with this 22 track compendium. Including cuts from Lana Del Rey, Todd Terry, Timo Garcia, Chris Gavin & Alex George and with remixes courtesy of Stacey Pullen, Guy J and label boss Omid himself, this release celebrates the imprint’s success...
16 Million Dollar Man - Infiltrator

16 Million Dollar Man – Infiltrator

The 16 Million Dollar man takes you on an unedited journey from the go, showing you how the track was made with all the various progressions within the chosen grooves. At 27 minutes untouched, DJs can edit or use the parts they feel is more close to what they are playing. And if you just...
Omid 16B & Alex George - Without Colour

Omid 16B & Alex George – Without Colour

Alola Records’ next release showcases the finely-honed skills of label boss Omid 16B and production partner Alex George. Created as a live track using a Roland SH101, TB303 (of the fabled catscream/Higher State Of Consciousness sound), TR909 and Korg Monotribe, this evolving, enveloping groover establishes its epic credentials with a few well-chosen musical elements, testament...
Marc Prause & Kazim Aprendiz - Lost In The Moments

Marc Prause & Kazim Aprendiz – Lost In The Moments

A dangerous dancefloor bomb from Marc Prause & Kazim Aprendiz with this hard hitting progressive techno track. Playing this out can guarantee ten minutes of utter destruction with sinister high hats fading in and around a thumping bass drum and psy-trance esque synth line. An incredibly dark and heavy progression, certainly not for the faint...
Furry Phreaks feat. Terra Deva - Soothe (Omid 16B Remixes)

Furry Phreaks feat. Terra Deva – Soothe (Omid 16B Remixes)

Jazzy, fast-paced house groover with dark undertones. A sinister intro hyped up by a sudden thumping fourto- the-floor drum pattern, backed up throughout by real classy synths, rolling interchangeable basslines, and beautiful vocals courtesy of Terra Deva and stunning builds and breaks throughout. This is a genuine groove full of variety and dancefloor action. The...
aLOLa Podcast 19 with Erich Von Kollar & Julian Rodriguez

aLOLa Podcast 19 with Erich Von Kollar & Julian Rodriguez

aLOLa Podcast 19 with Erich Von Kollar & Julian Rodriguez Alola records return with episode nineteen of their monthly podcast featuring Erich Von Kollar & Julian Rodriguez in this two hour set showcasing some hot picks and fresh vibes. (Omid 16B host’s the monthly two hour aLOLa radio show, bringing in special guest’s and fresh...
16 Million Dollar Man - Dark Harmony

16 Million Dollar Man – Dark Harmony

Disclosure’s own 16 Million Dollar Man (one of label boss Omid 16B’s alter egos) gets down and dirty with this growling monster… a simple motif is the basis for the track, with the action happening in the filters as the raw sound evolves and builds. This track is mean and should be handled with caution!...
Marc Prause & Kazim Aprendiz - Oasis EP

Marc Prause & Kazim Aprendiz – Oasis EP

Having both featured on the Casablanca EP with their track “Waterfall” in early 2015, Marc Prause and Kazim Aprendiz have once again proved themselves with this compelling piece of music. The Oasis EP tastefully straddles the gap between throbbing tech house and the melodic side of contemporary Berlin. Medicine Man kicks off proceedings with eerie...
aLOLa Podcast 18_ John Cosani & Alessandro Mogarelli

aLOLa Podcast 18_ John Cosani & Alessandro Mogarelli

aLOLa Podcast 18 with John Cosani & Alessandro Mogarelli Alola records return with episode eighteen of their monthly podcast featuring John Cosani & Alessandro Mogarelli in this two hour set showcasing some hot picks and fresh vibes. (Omid 16B host’s the monthly two hour aLOLa radio show, bringing in special guest’s and fresh music from...
Michelangelo & Giacomo - Heavens Elephant

Michelangelo & Giacomo – Heavens Elephant

Michelangelo & Giacomo make their debut for Disclosure UK with their heartfelt track ‘Heavens Elephant’. Absorbed in an entrancement of mesmerising synth work, effective vocals and elegant progression, Michelangelo & Giacomo dig deep to provide us with a nostalgic, yet awakening groove that flows with a dream like nature, carrying us with a persistent ambience...
Ri Za & Amber Long - Good Time (inc Omid 16B Remix)

Ri Za & Amber Long – Good Time (inc Omid 16B Remix)

A stand-out track from the off, this expertly-produced song from Ri Za and vocalist Amber Long is equally at home on the dancefloor as it is on the radio. Haunting piano chords root the mix in the here and now, supported by tuned bass and evolving synths, leaving Amber free to weave her memorable magic....

aLOLa Podcast 17_Timo Garcia & Jaxxon Under

Alola records return with episode seventeen of their monthly podcast featuring Timo Garcia and Jaxxon Under in this two hour set showcasing some hot picks and fresh vibes. (Omid 16B host’s the monthly two hour aLOLa radio show, bringing in special guest’s and fresh music from around the globe, including new and unreleased material from...
Alex George​ - Climbing The Walls (inc Ejaz​ Remix)

Alex George​ – Climbing The Walls (inc Ejaz​ Remix)

Label regular Alex George demonstrates his production skills once again with ‘Climbing The Walls’. Expansive, breathing synth pads swell atop structured beats, whilst a stepped bass note motif raises the tension as the track progresses. Ejaz casts his sonic net wider with a tougher, more stripped back remix… leaving the essence of the track intact,...
Timo Garcia & Newbie Nerdz - Tales Of The Crypt

Timo Garcia & Newbie Nerdz – Tales Of The Crypt

New to Omid 16B’s Alola Records, Timo Garcia teams up with Newbie Nerdz presenting ‘Tales Of The Crypt,’ a track that’s aptly named with its dark, techno manner. The distant, haunting vocals and synths build up to create an eerie soundscape before dropping into steady, stomping beat. The bass ‘patters’ and swoops leading the track...
Chris Gavin - Revolving Doors (inc. Omid 16B remix)

Chris Gavin – Revolving Doors (inc. Omid 16B remix)

Chris Gavin makes a return to Alola with this hypnotic masterpiece, ‘Revolving Doors’ is a journey into sonic wizardry with sounds and samples that create excitement and anticipation throughout the whole track. The Original mix is progressive in nature rather than genre, fitting in with any Dj who appreciates mystery over the obvious, dark synth...
“If you want to do something, you’ve got to be prepared to do it right now” Omid 16B turns the spotlight on our Editor during his interview

“If you want to do something, you’ve got to be prepared to do it right now” Omid 16B turns the spotlight on our Editor during his interview

A little over 12 months ago, I sat down with Omid 16B in London for a candid interview at what was an in depth and passionate look at Omid’s views on the state of the music industry. Fast forward to now and Omid and I recently caught up online and we both agreed to revisit...
16 Million Dollar Man - All Systems Go

16 Million Dollar Man – All Systems Go

Disclosure boss Omid 16B dons his 16 Million Dollar Man hat for this raw excursion into rolling techno. In the Original Mix, sawtooth synths growl while the cross-rhythmical arpeggio’d motif cuts through in higher octaves, combining for maximum intensity throughout the track. Mix 2 is more stripped-back affair, working drum machine hits across minimal staccato...
Alex Flatner & Patrick Kunkel feat. Jadele - Magnify

Alex Flatner & Patrick Kunkel feat. Jadele – Magnify

Alola Records welcome Alex Flatner of Circle Music & Patrick Kunkel to the label working alongside Jadele (Vocals) who released on alola last year with “Daydream’ seeing label boss Omid 16B & Alex George on remix duties. ‘Magnify’ opens the package here with subtle gestures, sharp and clean in arrangement whilst adding airy vocals over...
System Divine - J.A.C.K.

System Divine – J.A.C.K.

System Divine makes a comeback on Disclosure UK with an infectious conga motif, ‘J.A.C.K.’ is uncompromising in its structure, a groove that can easily find its way into most DJ sets where intensity and raw energy being expressed both on the floor and in the booth. Buy: https://pro.beatport.com/release/j-a-c-k/1542540 Preview:
Todd Terry - Bounce To The Beat (Omid 16B Remixes)

Todd Terry – Bounce To The Beat (Omid 16B Remixes)

First included in an all-star remix package on the re-booted Hard Times label, Omid 16B drops this pair of mixes on his own Alola Records. The Late Night Mix is exactly what you’d expect… a grooving, evolving sojourn through deep, understated textures keeping the pulse going, while the Early Morning Mix at nearly 14 mins...
aLOLa Podcast 15_Omid 16B & Dale Middleton

aLOLa Podcast 15_Omid 16B & Dale Middleton

Alola records return with episode fifteen featuring Omid 16B on the first hour showcasing some of his own retro/minimal productions being heard for the first time, reminiscent of his early 90’s house vibes, a peek into whats coming up from the alola, Disclosure UK and sexonwax camp of artists with some tasty flavours relevant in...
Saccao & D-Compost - 7 AM / Hypnotic Orgasm

Saccao & D-Compost – 7 AM / Hypnotic Orgasm

Saccao and D-Compost team up for the next release on Alola Records with ‘7am’ and ‘Hypnotic Orgasm’. ‘7am’ utilises an evolving groove that builds throughout the track, while ‘Hypnotic Orgasm’ is a deeper, more thoughtful juxtaposition of bass and synthwork. Buy: https://pro.beatport.com/release/7-am-hypnotic-orgasm/1534121 Preview:
The Bot - Conjurer

The Bot – Conjurer

Disclosure welcomes the return of The Bot to the label with ‘Conjurer’, a party-infused cut that skilfully straddles a driving techno and hip-house sound. Rhythmic chords take the track into the breakdown, with the percussion and bass returning emphatically until the conclusion. Buy: https://pro.beatport.com/release/conjurer/1530574 Preview:
aLOLa Podcast 14_Omid 16B & St. Savor

aLOLa Podcast 14_Omid 16B & St. Savor

aLOLa Podcast 14 with Omid 16B & St. Savor Alola records return with episode fourteen featuring Omid 16B on the first hour mixing up some retro vibes early on through to some promo action with some upcoming releases, a solid hour not to be missed. Joining us on the second hour ‘St. Savor’ from Russia...
Omid 16B & Alex George - Rough Cut

Omid 16B & Alex George – Rough Cut

Omid 16B and Alex George team up once more for this simple-but-effective dancefloor bomb, ‘Rough Cut’. The pair weave irresistible melodic narratives whilst keeping the bare essentials musical aesthetic, building on this theory for the second of two tracks in this release, ‘String Thing’, itself distilled for maximum dancefloor action Buy: https://pro.beatport.com/release/rough-cut/1520110 Preview:
Ali Zee - Control

Ali Zee – Control

Riding high on the ever-rising Disclosure UK label profile, Ali Zee continues the innovative streak for which this imprint has become known. Contrasting tones are the order of the day in ‘Control’, topped off by stuttering vocals evocative of early samplers; all in all a delightful workout for main room speakers. Buy: https://pro.beatport.com/label/disclosure-uk/34737 Preview:
Agent 001 - Bubblebath (Omid 16B Remix)

Agent 001 – Bubblebath (Omid 16B Remix)

As featured on Hernan Cattaneo’s Renaissance Master series and championed by DJs across the board since its release in 2004, this Alola Classic reframes the dance music of today in a new light. Label boss Omid 16B’s superb remix of ‘Bubblebath’ has received recent props from the likes of Paul Woolford through to Laurent Garnier;...
16 Million Dollar Man - The Beast

16 Million Dollar Man – The Beast

Label boss Omid 16B delivers yet again, this time in his 16 Million Dollar Man form. Along with label regular EF, who joins forces on the second half of this two-track EP ‘The Beast’, to administer the remix. A delicate start this techno house combination quickly mushrooms into an ebullient collection of thumping low frequencies...
aLOLa Podcast 13_Leo Perez & Marc Prause

aLOLa Podcast 13_Leo Perez & Marc Prause

aLOLa Podcast 13 with Leo Perez & Marc Prause Alola records return with episode thirteen of their monthly podcast. first up, Panama’s finest ‘Leo Perez’ takes hold of the decks and very much like his releases on alola, he twists and turns different vibes in house music without loosing the interest of the listener, playing...
Remote Control - Built On Volcanoes

Remote Control – Built On Volcanoes

Alola Records are proud to welcome back for release Neil McDonald & John Vick aka Remote Control, with the eclectic ‘Built On Volcanoes’ EP. Leading the listener on a journey through electronica to techno and all that’s in between, this truly is music to be savoured. In some parts heavily concentrated main room broadness; in...
The Bot - Turmoil (inc Ejaz remix)

The Bot – Turmoil (inc Ejaz remix)

‘The Bot’ aka ‘Subandrio’ makes a welcome debut on one of UK’s finest TECHNO imprints with this monster of a track called “Turmoil”. The Original mix is a journey in sonic wizardry with some serious production techniques driving the dance floor into mayhem and disorder, focusing on the subtle element with versatility and ease completing...
Omid 16B - Hypercolour / Secrets No More

Omid 16B – Hypercolour / Secrets No More

Continuing the flow of quality releases in 2015, Omid 16B follows up his recent “Nu1” release on Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat label, by returning to his own beloved Alola to release two more sparkling gems. These releases are leading towards his eagerly awaited new artist album, coming later this year, almost 8 years on from his...
Photo Gallery: WMC Omid 16B Presents Alola Records with Friends at #DNSOTF [Pics by Jon Head]

Photo Gallery: WMC Omid 16B Presents Alola Records with Friends at #DNSOTF [Pics by Jon Head]

    Photographer – Jon Head For bookings and more information click here –> http://alola.co.uk/2013/01/jon-head-photographer/  
Ejaz - Confinement (inc remixes by Lee Roz & J.O.B.A.)

Ejaz – Confinement (inc remixes by Lee Roz & J.O.B.A.)

A proliferating exploration of echoing synths and reiterative bass notes make for an all absorbing mainroom track ‘Confinement’ from Ejaz on Omid 16B’s Disclosure UK imprint. Lee Roz delivers a deeper interpretation of Ejaz’s ‘Changes’, which meanders effortlessly, building with industrial overtones. For those darker moments, J.O.B.A.’s brooding mix of pounding bass rumbles channel a...
Matt Caine - Elevate EP

Matt Caine – Elevate EP

New to the Alola stable, Matt Caine shows what he’s made of with this excellent 3-track debut. ‘Elevate’ combines strong organ bass notes with occasional garage-influenced percussive elements and structured synth chords, building to a tense breakdown. Next up ‘Project 6’ is a more intimate, low-key track, saying all it needs to with few well-blended...
aLOLa Podcast 12_Omid 16B & Robbie Akbal

aLOLa Podcast 12_Omid 16B & Robbie Akbal

Alola records return with episode twelve featuring Omid 16B on the first hour, headlights on through to darker grooves setting a pace like the shape of a wave, adding a deep love for loops thrown on top and unusual combinations, the journey continues. On the second hour our guest mix Robbie Akbal deepens the vibe...
Miami WMC 2015 - aLOLa Party Interview with Desyn Masiello, Alex George & Kike Roldan

Miami WMC 2015 – aLOLa Party Interview with Desyn Masiello, Alex George & Kike Roldan

WMC: Omid 16B ft Alola Records with Friends at Do Not Sit On The Furniture-Sunday, March 22nd Line-up: Omid 16B Desyn Masiello Alex George Kike Roldan and a Very Special Guest –  Nick Warren Tickets available: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?688046   “I have to warn you, they are all Deck Monsters, once they’re in the zone they simply don’t...
WMC: Omid 16B ft Alola Records with Friends at Do Not Sit On The Furniture

WMC: Omid 16B ft Alola Records with Friends at Do Not Sit On The Furniture

Do Not Sit On The Furniture will host this fun and musically packed event featuring Omid 16B’s aLOLa label & Friends giving you an insight to friendship and the love for music … We are very pleased to also have Nick Warren join us as our very special guest playing B2B with Omid 16B near the...
Leo Perez - The Beginning

Leo Perez – The Beginning

Back on Alola Records, Leo Perez entices us steadily through ‘The Beginning’ with a measured dose of methodical bass notes layered underneath a striking wash of precise staccatos. Heightening the excitement, the track evolves through pockets of thick, hypnotic synths to then wind down this enigmatic groover. Available on Beatport: https://pro.beatport.com/release/the-beginning/1474915
'EF - Over The Water

‘EF – Over The Water

A cruising bassline intensifies through this latest release from ‘Ef on the Disclosure UK label, who skilfully progresses through the realms of techno to bring us ‘Over The Water’. Mesmeric organ tones and a journey of higher frequencies combine to create an accelerating dynamic which takes the lead mid-track and keeps us hooked. Buy on...