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international festival
of digital creativity
and electronic music
Édition 18
2227.08
2017
Montréal
Québec
Canada

OMAAR MX

INTER_CONNECT México: N.A.A.F.I Presenta Noche De Ritmos Periféricos
August 24, 2017, 21:30 - 03:00
DJ set - Canadian premiere: 00:30 - 01:45
Who
Mexico-based producer and DJ Omar Suárez, also known as OMVVR
Style
Deconstructed hypnotic club breaks, Mexican grime and bass, decelerated underground hip hop, juke and footwork
Labels
NAAFI, Ten Toes Turbo
Latest
Ma Life (2016), GTR EP (2015), No! EP (2014)
More
Kicked off N.A.A.F.I's line of digital-only releases in 2014; plays live mixes on NTS radio's CDMX Tapes
MUTEKs
Mexico: 2014
Links
Soundcloud
Decompoz
NTS Radio
Boiler Room

Omar Suárez digs underneath the heavy bass of club-centric tracks to latch onto rhythmic details and make them his own, reshaping beats and vocal samples to guide his heady atmospheric visions for a juke-footwork techno.

Omaar's sound takes a leftfield turn on what he heard growing up in Coacalco, Mexico, where his brothers introduced him to techno, progressive house and trance – his hypnotic darkwave synth lines, aggressive rhythms and vocal samples deconstruct electronic tropes and demand deeper listening. While collaborating with Mexico City peripheral-rhythm collective NAAFI, who released the first of their digital-only releases with OMVVR's juke-infused underground techno, Omaar was discovered online by Veracruz bass-music label Ten Toes Turbo, who paired with him on an atmospheric EP of reworked tropical-leaning juke-footwork – both labels continue to support his experiments in genre mixing. Shortly after, he joined the London-based NTS radio making ingenious mixtapes of dazed rhythms and trap with other CDMX-based artists such as Oly and Lao. A recent mix for i-D mag introduced his metamorphic take on Mexican grime to the world.

Elaborating on DJ sets from MUTEK México to NAAFI showcases, Omaar joins the crew and other rhythmic innovators for a night of sideways clubbing.

With the support of the Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo, the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores, Consulado General de México en Montréal, the MRIF of the Government of Québec.

 

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