Last year we featured L.A native singer, songwriter and producer Iman Omari. His Energy mixtape was one of the unsuspecting highlights of ’11. The tape showcased a promising approach to Soultronica – a sub-genre that in ’08 flourished amidst an exciting array of artists, but one that unfortunately failed to sustain itself.
After adding a string of production credits and guest appearances to his name, Omari is back with a new project Euphoria. No fear, this is not “euphoric” in the Usher/Will.i.Am sense – instead it’s a richly upholstered continuation of what he brought on his previous offering. Honing in on that lo-fi, digitalised sound that littered Energy, Omari, together with collaborator Moruf successfully pushes things forward – flexing his uniquely toned voice while again incorporating some enthralling influences (sound-God Flying Lotus‘ influence is never too far).
Download: Iman Omari & Moruf – Euphoria (Mixtape)