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Omar-S004

Label:FXHE Records – AOS-004
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, White Label
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Deep House, Disco

Tracklist

A1Day7:49
A2Day (Reprise Mix)2:10
BNight9:54
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Credits

  • Bass, Featuring [Live Chords]Omar-S
  • Lacquer Cut ByRon Murphy
  • Producer, Mixed By, Recorded ByA.O.S.*

Notes

Track durations and BPM are not provided on the record.
A1: 122 | A2: 122
B: 120

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout Side A): AOS 004-A FOR TRUE OMAR-S FANS ONLY ARP[NSC, enclosed in a circle]
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout Side B): AOS 004-B LIVE CHORDS AND BASS BY: OMAR-S ARP[NSC, enclosed in a circle]
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 7)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
004 (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single Sided)FXHE RecordsAOS-004US2004
New Submission
004 (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Repress, White Label, Brown Marbled)FXHE RecordsAOS-004US2015
New Submission
004 (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Repress, White Label, Pink Marbled)FXHE RecordsAOS-004US2015
Recently Edited
004 (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Repress, White Label, Stamped)FXHE Records, FXHE RecordsAOS-004, OAS-1US2016
New Submission
004 (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Repress, White Label, Stamped)FXHE RecordsAOS-004US2016

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  • EagleLovesHouse's avatar
    Alright, having been quite confused by my copy of the record I decided to dig and discovered there are quite a few mixes of "Day" out there together with a lot different "004" constructed from several B Sides... My theory is he liked to switch up the pressing plates on B Sides since many people have reported different B from Oasis 1 or 14 instead of Night

    In this comment I want to focus on the "Day" Mixes in detail.

    =====2004=====

    There are the Original 2004 Day A1 & A2 Mixes, with Night on the B side. The most popular videos on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUJ7qErI7ME) feature the A1 (7:51) mix.
    and the A2 is a less notable mix being much shorter (2:11) and emphasing some different elements. This will come back later.

    =====2008=====

    Then Omar S released 2 versions of Day exclusively for beatport in 2008 & 2009 (Source: https://ra.co/features/1010) :

    In at the end of 2008 we see the "original mix" on Beatport
    https://www.beatport.com/track/day-original-mix/709276

    And this is in fact, the original version, for one big caveat.
    it DOES NOT have the breakdown, it just fades out. The OG vinyl mix breaks down with this low pass filter and slightly build back up until the end of the track.

    Beatport version 5:14
    OG Vinyl Version 7:51

    =====2009=====

    Then around the beginning of 2009 Omar S made hes Fabric Mix featuring the Day (Unreleased Mix)
    and after some listening I conclude that this in, in fact the "Long Mix" uploaded Exclusively on Beatport in the beginning of 2009
    https://youtu.be/Bov2FBNMmMU?t=3700 (Fabric Mix, Mixes in the long mix at 1:01:40)
    https://www.beatport.com/track/day-long-mix/782571
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZHNGNtiPCM (Long Mix) Beatport exclusive

    Now if you listen carefully you will notice that there's this sort of more reverby stab introduced throughout the track, I lack the production vocabulary to describe it but if you listen closely you will see what I mean.
    To my ear it actually sounds as some of the elements from the OG A2 Mix added to the OG A1 Mix from 2004.

    =====2016===== ( !!!!! )

    now we get to the 2016 Reissue of 004! Also the only one available on Omar S' hes Bandcamp. (https://omar-s.bandcamp.com/album/aos-004) and uploaded as the "Official" 004 on the "Omar S - Topic" & what I believe to be the official FXHE Youtube channel.

    also quickside note - the bandcamp picture on 004 seems to describe the OG 2004 Release naming A2 as "Reprise Mix" !

    This is the copy I bought/believe I have. Mine has Night on the B side.

    Now here is where it gets interesting, through listening of this version with my new acquired knowledge about the "beatport long mix" and listening to them side by side I have concluded that the "2016 Mix" of Day 004 is the Beatport "Long Mix" cut down to 7:11 from it's original 10:32 runtime. There also is a A2 Untitled track on here I don't see mentioned on the 2016 Discogs release?
    You can listen to the track and the cut down long mix on the basement tracks video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EybuyW_9k-U (Untitled track is at 7:15)
    Also note... This record has Oasis 14 on the B side... mine has Night on the B side...

    =====CONCLUSION=====

    2004
    A1 Day [OG Mix 7:51]
    A2 Day [Reprise Mix] 2:11
    2008
    Day [OG Mix Cut Short 5:14] Beatport Exclusive
    2009
    Day [Long Mix aka Unreleased Fabric Mix 10:32] Beatport Exclusive (2004 A1 with reverb stab & kick elements from A2 added (could be not exact on this one, but just listen)
    2016
    Vinyl Reissue
    Day [Beatport Long Mix cut short of intro and outro shortened heavily]

    TL:DR;
    og 2004 vinyl release is best imo and is digitally unreleased.
    All official digital releases except the beatport long mix are imo bodged, and even the long mix is slightly different from the og mix.
    also many B sides differ so make sure to communicate with the seller before you buy to make SURE you get what you want!!!!

    *also I wonder if the 2015 Color re-issues are from the original plates as the 004 release and not the 2016 release. Easy way to check would be to compare the runout etchings. and listen.



    • M1SA's avatar
      M1SA
      Bought the record because of "Day". Great sample-house, should be more bounced in clubs. Very lucky to have one.
      my record has on B-Site "Night". The Track is produced very rough, but keeps me dancing all night long. :) stay tuned

      Does anyone know why and when they changed the B-Site?
      • bigblau's avatar
        bigblau
        Edited 7 years ago
        my copy has Day on the A side, and the B side is pressed in reverse (it plays out from the center of the record) and it's a song i can't ID (not Oasis - Detroit #1), sort of a monotonous early techno track. pretty cool actually.

        • grahamyc's avatar
          grahamyc
          Someone once wrote 'you've got too many badgers on the tray' in a Youtube comment for Day. Never been able to hear anything else since.
          • AndrewHP's avatar
            AndrewHP
            Got a mispressed version of this from Juno today. It has Day on one side and https://www.discogs.com/Oasis-Detroit-1/master/5904 on the other rather than Night.

            Not the end of the world as I wanted Day but something to bear in mind!
            • galawak's avatar
              galawak
              Just Masterpiece of art with few tracks.. put your brain off
              • michel.comitis's avatar
                In a lot of today's productions we find precision and over-processing compensating for a lack of creativity and soul. Although a lot of this pressing could be considered "low-fi" by modern standards, why is it still relevant 10 years after release? An unbelievable record, a genius production and to condemn it because of the mix is just stupid. Put the needle on the B-side, close your eyes and enjoy one of the most patient and soulful tracks ever made. World class. Real.
                • Scottorego's avatar
                  Scottorego
                  I disagree with piqesock, I think Night is very unique in the way it chooses to present itself. Omar makes it feel very natural and you can tell every little detail was put exactly the way it was supposed to. It makes for a fun and relaxing listen.
                  • pipecock's avatar
                    pipecock
                    Edited 19 years ago
                    Night suffers from a bad mixdown, there's all kinds of farty kick drums and all the melodies and atmospheres are buried underneath them. All is forgiven with Day, however, which will become a huge Detroit house anthem. A simple house beat and bassline rolls on and on while a short looped sample of the Supremes' "Come See About Me" rises and falls hipnotically in the mix. Super simple sample based Detroit house in the vein of Agent X's "In The Morning", this will blow up dancefloors for sure.

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