Omar Santana

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Omar Santana
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Born On October 25 1967
US American producer and DJ. Omar Santana is mainly known for his Hardcore Techno and Breaks (he calls it "Hardhop") productions, but also released Dubstep, House and Techno.

This tale from the hardside begins back in the early '80's in the metropolis that we know as New York City. John "Jellybean" Benitez's residency at The Funhouse Club in Manhattan had fulfilled the job of inspiring a whole new generation to take the sound of dance music well into the future and beyond.

One of these disciples went by the name of Omar Santana. Straight outta the borough of Queens in New York, Omar slowly began to make a name for himself by Dj'ing as part of the Dynamic Rockers crew, putting on jams, sound-battles and creating a solid underground vibe to rock the city with. Through this, Omar started linking up with likes of Arthur Baker as well as the Tommy Boy and Sleeping Bag Records camps. This led on to much studio action as he started producing in a big way and during the '80's worked alongside some of the true sound pioneers like Mantronix, Boogie Boys, T la Rock and Stetsasonic.

The man was now on a proper roll and going from strength to strength by editing and remixing such artists as Public Enemy, Janet Jackson, Simply Red, Quincy Jones and The Rolling Stones. The list is endless..... Omar was in serious demand and very quickly became known as one of the "Editing Kings" who would consequently stand the test of time as an inspiration for all future warriors in the trade of cut-up beats and sound.

The time had come for Omar to create an outlet for his material, so H2oh Recordings the came into being, releasing it's own brand of Hardcore flava, the label built up a strong reputation for itself and such was it's succes that a sister label by name of Tricked Out Recordings was brought into operation to concentrate and add even greater ammunition to the audio warfare in beats that was going on inside his head by setting the agenda for the Hard Hop/breaks sounds in America.
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TRCD004 Omar Santana - Universal Sound album art Omar Santana Universal Sound (Album) Tricked Out Recordings TRCD004 US 2009
MM-2030-2 Omar Santana - Dub Step Dubterranean album art Omar Santana & Evan Gamble Lewis Omar Santana & Evan Gamble Lewis - Dub Step Dubterranean(CD, Album) Moist Music, Tricked Out Recordings MM-2030-2 US 2011 Sell This Version
MM-2037-2 Omar Santana - Dub Step Dubterranean 2: Ill Skillz album art Omar Santana & Evan Gamble Lewis Omar Santana & Evan Gamble Lewis - Dub Step Dubterranean 2: Ill Skillz(2xCD, Album) Moist Music MM-2037-2 US 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TAI 126629 Omar Santana - Do What You Want / Acid 1990 album art Omar Santana With The Brooklyn Bandits Omar Santana With The Brooklyn Bandits - Do What You Want / Acid 1990 Smokin' TAI 126629 US 1989 Sell This Version
RUFF 10, JAM 10 Omar Santana - Come On And Jam album art Omar Santana Come On And Jam 1st Bass RUFF 10, JAM 10 UK 1991 Sell This Version
H2O03 Omar Santana - Oh-Mega Ep album art Omar Santana Oh-Mega Ep (EP) H2OH Recordings H2O03 US 1993 Sell This Version
H2O01 Omar Santana - Slave Invaders EP album art Omar Santana Slave Invaders EP (EP) H2OH Recordings H2O01 US 1993 Sell This Version
H2O02 Omar Santana - Edit Madness EP album art Omar Santana Edit Madness EP (EP) H2OH Recordings H2O02 US 1993 Sell This Version
H2O04 Omar Santana - Step The Fuc Back album art Omar Santana Step The Fuc Back H2OH Recordings H2O04 US 1994 Sell This Version
RR 1002 Omar Santana - Edit Meister album art Omar Santana Edit Meister Riot Row Records RR 1002 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
TV 13 Omar Santana - Cologned UK album art Omar Santana Cologned UK Twisted Vinyl TV 13 UK 1995 Sell This Version
H2009 Omar Santana - Wizard Of Oh album art DJ Oh Oh Omar Santana* Wizard Of Oh (Single) H2OH Recordings, H2OH Recordings H2009 US 1995 Sell This Version
H2O07 Omar Santana - Car Jacker album art Omar Santana Car Jacker H2OH Recordings H2O07 US 1995 Sell This Version
TV 16 Omar Santana - The New York Connection album art Scott Brown & Omar Santana Scott Brown & Omar Santana - The New York Connection Twisted Vinyl TV 16 UK 1995 Sell This Version
MM 1017, MM1017 Omar Santana - EP album art Omar Santana EP(12", EP) Master Maximum Records, Master Maximum Records MM 1017, MM1017 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
MOK 53, DB 1763 6 Omar Santana - Mad Creator album art Omar Santana Mad Creator Mokum Records, Mokum Records MOK 53, DB 1763 6 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
TT 26 Omar Santana - Omar, Rip It Up album art Omar Santana Omar, Rip It Up Terror Traxx TT 26 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
CDH20 10 Omar Santana - Slamma Jamma album art DJ Oh Oh Omar Santana* Slamma Jamma (Maxi) H2OH Recordings CDH20 10 US 1996 Sell This Version
TV 22 Omar Santana - Mad To Da Bone EP album art Scott Brown V's Omar Santana Scott Brown V's Omar Santana - Mad To Da Bone EP (EP) Twisted Vinyl TV 22 UK 1996 Sell This Version
REV 001 Omar Santana - Noise Dive album art Omar Santana Noise Dive(12") Revolution Records REV 001 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
H2O20 Omar Santana - Step The Fuk Back - All Star Remixes album art Omar Santana Step The Fuk Back - All Star Remixes H2OH Recordings H2O20 US 1997 Sell This Version
H2O19 Omar Santana - The Remixes album art Omar Santana The Remixes H2OH Recordings H2O19 US 1997 Sell This Version
H2O16 Omar Santana - Bone Bastik album art Omar Santana Bone Bastik H2OH Recordings H2O16 US 1997 Sell This Version
H2O18 Omar Santana - Mind Ripper album art Omar Santana Mind Ripper H2OH Recordings H2O18 US 1997 Sell This Version
H2O14 Omar Santana - You Shall Die album art Omar Santana You Shall Die H2OH Recordings H2O14 US 1997 Sell This Version

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goddamsam

goddamsam

January 7, 2021
The king of the dub, Master of the cutup and Pioneer of hardcore. I got into H2OH as a young raver, and as an adult I started collecting freestyle records due to my love of the genre from growing up in the bay area. To my surprise I was finding countless amazing mind blowing dub edits by Omar Santana on these records. Legend and pioneer for Dance music in America. I hope someone does a deep dive into his career and we get to read an in-depth interview or documentary about this wizard of the tape edit and one of the very few who put American Hardcore on the map.
.iQ.

.iQ.

June 28, 2018
After all these years and still under rated!
Big ups man!
Jarren

Jarren

July 4, 2014
This guy soaked up the worldwide sounds of Techno and made a unique US take on the harder edge.

From the legendary "Mr. Dynomite" released in 1991 to his Gabber productions, the energy & creativity is immense.

NEW YORK FUCKIN' HARDCORE!
DJsickboy

DJsickboy

November 27, 2011
edited over 10 years ago
Oh Oh Omar, Quality Oldschool North American Hardcore Techno Producer And Dj

One Of The Best Ever...... I like!

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