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LWE’s Top 25 Tracks of 2013 (20–16)

2Q Reports 2013: Downloads

For LWE’s third 2Q Report, staff writer Michael C. Walsh sorts out ten of the year’s best downloads so far.

Little White Earbuds April Charts 2013

01. Chicago Skyway, “Pink Donut” [Altered Moods Recordings]
02. Shwet Musali, “All Fucking Night” [Don’t Be Afraid]
03. Virginia, “Loch & Hill” [Ostgut Ton]
04. Royal Crown of Sweden, “Vänern” [Proibito]
05. Doc Daneeka, “Day By Day” [2020 Midnight Visions]
06. Murat Tepeli, “The Jazz Funk” [ava.]
07. KMFH, “Crushed” [Wild Oats]
08. DJ Sotofett Feat. Madteo, “There’s Gotta Be a Way” (Vision of Love Club Mix) [Wania]
09. Mr. Beatnick, “Symbiosis” Don’t Be Afraid]
10. Omar-S, “It’s Money In The ‘D'” [FXHE Records]

Omar-S, Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself

Unlike prior full-lengths that saw Omar-S cobble together singles with accompanying filler, each of the 13-tracks on Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself are unreleased and each a keeper.

Little White Earbuds March Charts 2013

This month we’re breaking from tradition and inviting five of LWE’s reviewing staff to offer their thoughts on a top track from March.

LWE’s Top 25 Tracks of 2012 (21-25)

LWE Podcast 144: Big Strick

LWE recently quizzed Big Strick on his passion for music that never died out, the back and forth of influences between him and Omar-S, and about the special guests on his recent 7 Days Ent. compilation. He also put together our 144th exclusive podcast, a burning hot mix of house and techno with a heavy nod to the D and his own personal late night style.

LWE’s Top 30 Tracks of 2011 (5-1)

Omar-S, It Can Be Done But Only I Can Do It

As its title suggests, It Can Be Done But Only I Can Do It, the newest album by Omar-S, is honestly the kind of LP only he could have assembled.

DOTW: Omar-S, High School Graffiti

This week’s download is a biggie: an entire free EP from Omar-S and Scion AV.

Win tickets to see Girl Unit or Omar-S at Smart Bar

Smart Bar has two different sets of dance heads covered with next weekend’s shows. But whether you want to see Girl Unit’s long awaited Chicago debut or witness the triumphant return of Omar-S, LWE has you covered. For your chance at a pair of tickets to either one of the shows, simply email contest[at]littlewhiteearbuds.com with […]

Little White Earbuds February Charts 2011

01. Drivetrain, “Lift Me High” [Soiree Records International]
02. The Oliverwho Factory, “Galactic Transit” (Recall Instrumental Mix) [Rush Hour Recordings]
03. Jamie Lloyd, “Cloud Hopping” [Love International]
04. Omar-S, “Here’s Your Trance, Now Dance!”
[FXHE Records]
05. D’Marc Cantu, “Set Free” [M>O>S Recordings]
06. James Blake, “I Never Learnt to Share”
[Atlas Recordings]
07. Steffi, “Mine” [Ostgut Ton]
08. Martyn & Mike Slott, “All Nights”
[All City Records]
09. Norman Nodge, “Convergence” [MDR]
10. Half Hawaii, “Bring Back the Love” [Perlon]

Omar-S, These Complimentary Track’x

Despite covering a great deal of territory in 2010, Omar-S maintained a high standard for quality which continues on These Complimentary Track’x.

Little White Earbuds Interviews Kyle Hall

Save your free pass for another youngster: Kyle Hall gets by perfectly fine on his own merits. Boundlessly optimistic and precocious to boot, it was my pleasure to speak with Hall in advance of his Movement ’10 appearance about his passion for the visual arts, how he’s dealt with success, and the future as he sees it.

Alex Smith, Here With Me

Omar-S is dead, long live Alex Smith. OK, Omar-S isn’t dead, but still, long live Alex Smith. The most provocative and precocious of the Detroit new-school is back on his latest outing for FXHE and this time he’s releasing under his God-given name. Oh, and this time he is on fire. Here with Me is a stunning micro-statement of intent, an atomic particle of sonic abundance that twinkles brightly amidst its creator’s finest achievements.

LWE’s Top 25 Tracks of 2009 (25-21)

Leron Carson, The Red Lightbulb Theory

Though “Red Lightbulb Theory” has been charted by, among others, Lawrence and Tama Sumo, and comes “highly recommended” at nearly every vinyl outlet, one wonders if anyone besides Theo Parrish, whose Sound Signature label put the record out, and Omar-S, who is credited with engineering and editing work, knows just who the hell Leron Carson is. Dude has the sparsest Discogs entry I’ve ever seen, with only one previous release listed: the B-side of SS012, “The 1987 EP,” which featured his (almost literally) hypnotic “China Trax” along with Parrish’s “Insane Asylum.” Apparently, the five tracks on this two-record set come from the same sessions as ““China Trax” — recorded when Carson was fifteen years old. In Parrish’s own words, this music was “hand made, meaning no sequencing was used for the keys on any of the songs featured, using cassette tape overdubs — a lost science.”

LWE’s Top 5 Reissues of 2008

For our first year-end column, staff writer Nate DeYoung gathers his top five reissues — and uses that word loosely — released in 2008.

Omar-S, The Further You Look – The Less You Will See

[FXHE Records] There’s a tendency to describe Alex O. Smith, the owner of FXHE Records who is better known as Omar-S, as “enigmatic” or “mysterious,” but the latter is not something that Smith has spent much time cultivating. Smith is a prankster, with a strong tendency to, in his own words, “fuck with people.” So […]

Little White Earbuds March Charts

Chart via The Economist. 01. Robert Hood, Fabric 39 [Fabric] (