Alola Records Celebrates 17 Years of Deepness

Alola Records Celebrates 17 Years of DeepnessAlola Records celebrates 17 years of deepness by making their entire re-mastered catalog available for the first time at all digital stores through 2011. The first two installments of Alola’s past, present and future have been carefully handpicked and mixed to perfection by Omid 16B and Demi. They include tracks by artists such a Trevor Loveys, House of 909, Vince Watson, Mr. C, NAV, Nacho Marco, Idjut Boys, Pete Moss, Omid 16B and many more. Below you will find a complete list of tracks, and the dates in which these tracks and remixes were originally released. The ones that were released in 2011 are brand new, having never been released to the general public.

Omid 16B presents Sounds Like Alola – Volume 1 – ALOD001

  1. Omid 16B – The Boy That Never Sleeps (2011)
  2. Pete Moss – Give You Love (2003)
  3. Eli Nissan – Uplifting Blues (2001)
  4. Omid 16B – Sky As A (2011)
  5. Omid 16B – Evo Lustation (2011)
  6. Anthony Teasdale – Santa Monica (1999)
  7. Omid 16B – It Doesn’t Have To End (2011)
  8. Omid 16B – Re-Arranged (2011)
  9. Omid 16B – Jungle Home (2011)
  10. Omid 16B – 3am (2011)
  11. SexOnSubstance – Leads To Love (2011)
  12. Omid 16B – Who Are You? (2011)
  13. Omid 16B – At Night (2011)

Demi presents Sounds Like Alola – Volume 2 – ALOD002

  1. House of 909 – Blandford Superfly (2002)
  2. Pete Moss – Strive to Live (Omid 16B Mix) (2003)
  3. 16B – Secrets (Late Night Mix) (1999)
  4. Remote Control – Tranquility Base (2003)
  5. The Novak Project – Testament (1997)
  6. Marco Da Mata & Matthew – Dancing With Elephants (2011)
  7. Vince Watson – Beneath The Sound (Powder Beats) (2001)
  8. Remote Control – 4pm In Frisco (2003)
  9. Remote Control – Reflexions (2003)
  10. 16B – 2 Cold (2003)
  11. NAV – Space Chase (Demi’s Back To The Future Edit) (1996)
  12. Trevor Loveys – The Live Track (2011)
  13. YMC – Jazzamatic (2000)
  14. Eli Nissan – Uplifting Blues (2001)
  15. Vince Watson – Mystical Rhythm (Omid 16B Rmx vs Original Mix) (1999)
  16. SexOnSubstance – Cactus (2011)

Sounds Like Alola – Volume 1 & 2

Sounds Like Alola will be released worldwide on March 29th, 2011. The Beatport Exclusive was released earlier this month. When I started Alola back in 1993 with £500 I’d borrowed from my dad, it was an outlet to release my own music and slowly, music by like-minded artists whom I admired… After 17 years it’s time for the past, present and future to fall in sync,” says Omid 16B.

The idea is that the Alola back catalog will be slowly introduced to the digital world through 2011, along with new material. It would be pointless to just throw it all out at once; this is music to be savored; in a disposable world this is music to be treasured for a long, long time. Omid’s desire to present so much music in a coherent way has led to the decision to release a series of mix compilations, combining forgotten back catalogs classics with unreleased material by Alola artists to add something fresh to the whole concept.

“I’ve approached some of my favorite DJs who have had some affiliation with the label and some who were part of the label to mix a variety of comps with me through 2011. Who better could I want to do the first one with than Demi? He did his mix unintentionally when I gave him all the old Alola vinyl a while back, which made me realize again how much music had gone through my Alola heart!  He’s put a mix together what showcases some of the moments in the label’s history when things couldn’t go unnoticed, even if you tried; the pure elements of house music through to jazz and electronic bliss.”

Demi has this to say:”As the late, great Jimi Hendrix once said, ‘our music is like a jar of candy, everything’s all mixed up!’ And to substantiate that wonderful anecdote with one of my own that I adhere to, ‘expect to be given what you want, not necessarily what you expect’, founded on two words that encapsulate this school of thought: Relevance and Significance. The past is the future of the present and the relevance and significance of the re-launch of Alola quite simply ticks all the boxes that need be. This is my debut solo mix for an official release and I would happily leave it to be my last, because if ever I wanted to encompass all that I represent as a DJ, then what I present to you here is my blueprint. From the bottom of my heart, I thank Omid, whose labor of love is a continued source of inspiration to myself and to many who choose to follow their dreams. And a special mention to all the artists whose music was selected to represent and reflect my perspective on a label that continues to represent music in its highest and purest form. This really was a labor of love and a joy to put together. Long live Alola!”

Omid admits that being totally blown away by Demi’s mix meant he had reservations about doing one himself, so decided to do one that showcases mostly his own material that’s set for release in the future on Alola, allowing the past, present and future to fall in sync. “I did use a few tracks by other artists like Anthony Teasdale, Eli Nissan and Pete Moss, which accidentally added another idea to the concept: you can do whatever you want, as long as it sounds like Alola!”

Classic Alola Albums Available

  • Trevor Loveys presents 2nd Nature – Era
  • Pete Moss – In Your Dreams
  • Omid 16B – Everything All Of Them Every Year
  • Omid 16B – How To Live 100 Years
  • Omid 16B – Sounds From Another Room
  • Various Artists – More Space To Dance