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Love in Beats

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Alex Lucas I hardly ever love a song at first listen, let alone within seconds. Omar's »I Want It to Be,« however, is one of the few exceptions. And by now I've even found three more songs that I like just as much. They're »Gave My Heart,« »De Ja Vu« and »Doobie Doobie Doo.« I'm so excited about this album! I understand Omar's a household name that I've found out about just in time for his 8th album. Better late than never. What a discovery! Favorite track: Doobie Doobie Doo.
Nemo Halperin
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Nemo Halperin So many classic yet modern elements all magnified by his incredibly evocative inimitable vocal style. Always a treat when this man releases something new. Favorite track: Doobie Doobie Doo.
Solkatten
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Solkatten I just knew this album would be great. Thank you Omar for a great album. Looking forward to when I get the LP. Favorite track: Doobie Doobie Doo.
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"When I grow up, I wanna be like Omar" Stevie Wonder
"Still ...one of the best voices I've ever heard" Erykah Badu
Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone, Syreeta Wright, Common, Estelle, Incognito's Bluey Maunick, Erykah Badu, Carleen Anderson, Caron Wheeler, Leon Ware, India Arie, Lamont Dozier, Zed Bias, Pino Palladino, Roger Sanchez, Guru & Jazzmatazz, Maddslinky, Kele le Roc, Mario Biondi...all these people have one thing in common - all are admirers of, and past collaborators with the truly unique, gifted, original artist... British soul pioneer Omar (Omar Lyefook - MBE)
The musical history is renowned - the Lyefook family has musical talent embedded deep in it's DNA. Omars' father Byron worked as a studio musician and drummer with Bob Marley, Horace Andy and even The Rolling Stones. Samia Lye-Fook (Omar's sister) is a highly regarded vocalist in her own right, and a BRIT School alumni. Omars' younger brother, the Grammy winning producer, remixer and DJ professionally known as Scratch Professer has been making jaws drop since, as a 13 year old, stunning the crowd at the 1988 DMC UK Finals with his turntablist skills - and of course - lets not forgot their big brother....Omar.
Following on from 2013's album The Man, his first for London based independent label Freestyle Records, 2017 sees his new long player further cement his enviable reputation, as did receiving his MBE for services to music at Buckingham Place, and featuring in Javon Princes' comedy series on BBC2 television. Love In Beats is Omars' 8th studio album and may just be the most eclectic & varied to date.
Somewhat more electronic in it's conception and sound than it's predecessor, Love In Beats incorporates soul, Caribbean rhythms, an undercurrent of funk, with touches of zouk, a jazzy waltz, spoken word and also features collaborations with US soul legend Leon Ware, Blue Note pianist Robert Glasper, rapper Ty, Guadeloupe born singer Jean-Michele Rotin, and Uk soultress Natasha Watts, The Floacist and Mayra Andrade, the Cape Verdean born singer who lives and records in Paris.
Mainly recorded at his own Backayard Studio in South London his unique voice, multi -instrumental and production skills, together Omar and Scratch have brought forth a new collection that may just be the most beautifully formed and career defining album of all. Omar expands up on the inspiration, and the long running musical brotherhood which has forged this latest collection: 'This is album is labour of love between myself and my Grammy award winning brother The Scratch Professer. Powerful songs over mesmerising beats in the evolution - that is omarmusic and Brothers sound, it is truly 'Love in Beats'

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released January 27, 2017

2016, Freestyle Records Ltd

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Omar Christopher Lye-Fook MBE, known professionally as Omar, is a British soul singer, songwriter and musician. Omar grew up in Canterbury, Kent.

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