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Omid 16B

London, UK Chill Out DJ Tools Techno Progressive House +6

“Music is our only way to achieve perfect harmony.
Thats why I love music. How it can make our emotions flow; how it can change the way we think; the way we love; the way we express ourselves.” (Omid 16B)

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“Some DJs and producers have their finger on the pulse – Omid 16B is the pulse. Music runs through his veins” (DJ Mag)

Biography

Omid Nourizadeh is better known as Omid 16B – a DJ whose passion for cutting edge dance music is unrivalled. As a DJ and producer, songwriter, musician and label boss, Omid has forged a unique and prolific career as one of the world’s most talented and respected musicians.

Growing up in London, with Persian roots, Omid was influenced by the likes of Jimmi Hendrix, The Cure, Depeche Mode and The Mission and throughout his teens became an accomplished musician playing in his own band. Gradually Omid’s tastes became increasingly dance – rather than rock – focused and, in 1994, he made the pivotal step of setting up his deep house label Alola Records.

In addition to his large global fan base, Omid enjoys major industry support from the likes of Sasha and Carl Cox to Danny Tenaglia and Robert Smith (The Cure) as well as John Digweed, Danny Howells, Sharam and Dubfire. Producing under a number of pseudonyms including 16B, Phaser, $16 Million Dollar Man and Omid 16B, it was under his ORN moniker that Omid made his first major breakthrough when he signed ‘Snow’ to BMG Deconstruction. He then subsequently signed his debut album (‘Sounds From Another Room’) to Eye Q. The hit single ‘Water Ride’ – which was performed live on Channel 4 in the UK television - was included on his debut album and further LPs followed for Under The Counter and Hooj Choons (‘How To Live 100 Years’). Omid achieved further commercial success when he collaborated with Richard Morel on the hit single ‘Escape (Driving To Heaven)’.

With an impressive discography of singles, LPs and compilation albums released on his own imprints (Alola, Disclosure and Sexonwax) as well as signed to the likes of Hooj Choons, Stomp/EQ, Yoshitoshi and Ministry Of Sound, Omid has maintained the highest quality throughout his prolific career. He has also earned a reputation as an industry innovator and has always been at the forefront of experimental release strategies for his material. In collaboration with DJ Magazine, he was instrumental in launching ‘Face Off’ – one of the first and most successful cover mount CD series – and more recently included a cover mount CD with DJ Mag that featured part of his ‘Like 3 Ears & 1 Eye’ LP. At the time, this experiment shocked the dance community but, by reaching over 35,000 fans across the UK, it also acted as a unique promotional tool for the album, which was subsequently released digitally on Sexonwax. Omid’s most recent compilation project (‘Sounds Like Alola – Vol.1: Mixed By Omid 16B’) was released on his own Alola imprint, as was ‘Sounds Like Alola – Vol.2 : Mixed By Demi’. Further installments of the ‘Sounds Like Alola’ album series, mixed by producers and DJ’s established or upcoming, will soon be available alongside a host of singles on both Alola and Sexonwax.

From a remix perspective, Omid has put his touch to artists such as The Cure, Gus Gus, Danny Howells, Halo Vagra, François Kevorkian and Pete Moss. Production wise he released the acclaimed ‘Sequential EP’ series, including the sultry track “The Epic’ on his Sexonwax label during 2010. In addition to his solo work as a DJ and producer, Omid has also taken the leading role in developing a successful and creative partnership, with Demi Hajigeorgiou, that is better known as SOS. Over the past few years Omid has toured the world with Sexonsubstance, working their unique inimitable DJ shows to promote their best-selling compilations for Ministry Of Sound (‘MOS pres. SOS’) and Stomp/EQ (‘The SOS Collective – Balance 013’). SOS have also held a long-standing residency at Ministry Of Sound (London) and are widely recognized as one of the most technically gift and forward-thinking DJ collectives in the world. While SOS will be performing at a selection of major festivals over the summer, Omid is now focusing once more on his solo work.

As a DJ, Omid maintains a busy international schedule and tours extensively throughout Europe, the U.S. and Asia laying down his intelligent and enchanting sets that blend together everything from sexy deep house through to dark yet soulfull emotive techno and electronica. Omid aims to develop a real connection with his audience during his sets and its this connection that inspires the performance and brings out the best reaction on the dance floors. Sponsored by industry giants such as Pioneer, Ableton, Focusrite, Roland and Native Instruments he has all the tools to make this happen and as a form of expression, Omid’s DJ sets are emotive and passionate. He is a true showman!

2011/ 2012 have been crazy years for Omid. Following the release of ‘The At Night’ EP on Alola and the double-A-side ‘Rain/ Passion of Zorro' and the follow up ‘The Night/ Electronics’ on John Digweed's Bedrock stable Omid has been touring furiously. From Carl Craig's Planet E stage at Snowbombing, through to DJmag's 20th anniversary show at Space Ibiza to the MTV festival in Croatia and a plauded SW4 main stage in London aswel as Bestival and the Space Closing parties in Ibiza. Music wise, besides releasing on his own Alola and Sexonwax labels, remixing Dibby Dougherty and David Young feat. Polarsets ‘Not Tripping Out’ on Baroque and the upcoming sultry star Lana Del Rey’s hits ‘Video Games’ and ‘Blue Jean’s for Universal. Next up for the ever busy Omid 16B are numerous remixes and finsihing his much anticipated brand new artist album.
"melodica" being the first single from the new album with the widely anticipated "The Double you" being released shortly after.

With his undeniable ability and impeccable pedigree, considered alongside his impressive discography and esteemed reputation, Omid 16B is a formidable talent and a true pioneer on the international dance circuit.


Biography 2.

Attempting to summarise the career highlights of Omid 16B is nigh impossible and is a measure of a career that continues to innovative and illustrate how to not rest on your laurels. A career that has endured and shows no sign of slowing down.
Omid is from the old school but his roots lay firmly with 'the next level'. His productions continue to innovate and inspire thousands before him in the highest possible manner. an industry shaker who has always been at the forefront of experimental release strategies for his material.
Take some examples of some of his finest work and what you see is a demonstration of artistry as its purest element. The game changing remix of 'Gus Gus – Believe' which featured as the opening track on the iconic 'Northern Exposure' release by Sasha & digweed. A remix so mesmerising that it was Omid's version that was used in the eventual music video by GusGus. Under his ORN moniker with the stunning ‘Snow’, eventually picked up by BMG Deconstruction. The genre defying tracks 'Secrets' & 'Water-Ride' on his Alola imprint. The timeless sounds of 'Inbetween your Choice', the commercial success that came his way when he collaborated with Richard Morel on the hit single Escape (Driving To Heaven). Countless more from a remix perspective, Omid has put his touch to artists such as The Cure, Gus Gus, Danny Howells, Halo Vagra, François Kevorkian and Pete Moss.
He was instrumental in launching Face Off – one of the first and most successful cover mount CD series in collaboration with DJ Mag – also a cover mount CD with DJ Mag that featured his album Like 3 Ears & 1 Eye.
With five studio albums under his belt that still possess that rare ability to bewitch the senses, the world awaits the imminent arrival of a body of work that will harness all his knowledge, his heart and his soul to spellbound you once again.
His labels Alola/Disclosure/Sexonwax provide the platform which feeds into Omid's relentless output and now feature once more as the focus to the body of work to come from him and the SOS project he continues to evolve with his partner Demi. A project that has already caused a tidal wave in the scene with the milestone achievement of a Radio One Essential Mix and two critically acclaimed SOS compilations Balance 013 and Ministry of Sound presents SOS. There is also the matter of an SOS artist album which has had a collection of sketches and sonic experimentations amassed already over the years and continues to evolve in the highest possible manner.
As a DJ, Omid maintains a busy international schedule, laying down his intelligent and enchanting sets that blend together everything from sexy deep house through to dark yet soulfully emotive techno and electronica.
With his undeniable ability and impeccable pedigree, considered alongside his impressive discography and esteemed reputation, Omid 16B is a formidable talent whose finger is not on the pulse - he is the pulse where music runs through his veins.

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