Sydney, Australia’s Omegaman made a big splash Stateside last
summer with El O’Man Boogaloo, his debut release on Fort Knox
Recordings. A longtime producer, collaborator and remixer,
Omegaman has already left a mark on the international funk and
breaks scene. Always looking to push the funky envelope of groovy
breakbeats mixed with Latin and Reggae flavors, Omegaman
employes seemingly super-human powers to meld a rotating cast of
horns, sweat, percussion and vocalists.
For his new Hot Sauce EP, Omegaman draws upon his atlas of
contacts to craft a global groove sure to please his devotees. The
prolific vocalist Patou of Melbourne Ska Orchestra is featured
on Lovers Skank, a wicked ska stepper that will get the dancefloor
skankin’ out! A tropical Latin vibe follows on Oye Como Suena, a
thick slice of Latin funk featuring guest vocalist Frankie Rosado
of the Empresarios. Omegaman tapped longtime Fort Knox Five
and Thunderball vocalist Mustafa Akbar of Nappy Riddem for the
upbeat ragga-funk tune Follow Me, rock steady reggae for the
heads. And the EP ends on a strong note, with guest vocals from
Vincent Sebastian of the Afro-Colombian group Watussi on
A Bailar, a funky salsa groove sure to get the people dancing.
Omegaman has been producing music, dj’ing and performing live in
bands for many years, and that deep musical experience shines on
this EP where his distinctive, funky, breakbeat sound is allowed to
conquers the realms of Ska, Latin, Reggae, Funk, Salsa and Beyond.