DescriptionTo celebrate a landmark 20 years in the music business, Omid 16B and his aLOLa label are releasing some superb and highly collectable music from the vaults, available for the first time in digital format for a new generation. This is combined with brand new music from today's hot artists, to show that aLOLa remains one of the most exciting and influential labels in the UK. The re-mastered back catalogue is being made available for the first time at all digital stores, alongside the label's latest releases, a process that started two years ago when the first two instalments of aLOLa's past, present and future mix series, this was followed in Summer 2013 by Mr C's "Volume 3" presenting his favourite label selections. Now it is time for Omid 16B to finish a fantastic year off in style with his stunning selections mixed to perfection for "Volume 4".
The mix opens with a brand new track from Chicago's Nick Stoynoff, the mellow, spacious, deep house vibes hinting at what is to come. Omid lifts the atmosphere beautifully with his own re-edit of Pop Out & Play's "Corrosive Tongue", before Alex George's rather tasty exclusive remix of "The Illness" from Estonia's rising star, Spin Science takes over, channelling the vibes of early Chicago House firmly into a futuristic style. As the mix flows and develops masterfully, Omid introduces the funked-up magnificent of Australia's Eliot Tordoff, his own edit of the superbly titled and twisted "Dancing With Elephants", and Omid's own take on of the ferocious "Acid Wars" by mysterious newcomer Feroziana, whose "The Final Touch" on Bedrock has been a highlight in the Beatport Techno sales chart recently. The energy levels are starting to sizzle as "Hamsters Goosebumps" ushers in the first of a series of stunning productions by the master himself. The ethereal beauty of "Double You" is beyond compare whilst the clever guitar riff hook of "Dark Horse" is so distinctive that it immediately renders the track unforgettable.
The sultry female vocals of Voodoo Corporation's "Inside Your Love" lift excitement levels even higher in a classic house style, before a new interpretation of the stone-cold classic, "Escape (Driving To Heaven)", brings the mix to another section of exclusive new productions by Omid 16B. Acidic attitude, euphoric beauty and perfectly timed drops with lashings of atmosphere are the order of the day, as the mix becomes ever more enthralling, with Omid's "Ending To Begin" into Spin Science & K Loveski making a second appearance before the mix is subtly brought down slowly to a joyous climax with the genius deep house vibes of "How To Love" introducing the CD to close with a cheeky riff from his classic "Water Ride".
The phrase "master at work" is entirely appropriate here for Omid 16B as he has created a timeless, classic mix using purely tracks from his own aLOLa label. "Volume 4" is the perfect addition to the series of mix compilations, combining forgotten back catalogue classics with unreleased material by aLOLa artists, and another amazing glimpse into the label's historic brilliance.