Exploring his origins
Late into 2016, Omar Morto blessed us with an aptly named summer sizzler titled ‘Sucker’. The French house track was a departure from the jersey club influenced future bass we’d come to expect from the production duo. With the characteristic 4/4 beats and phaser effects of French house, the track got Omar Morto playlisted on Good Hope FM and 5FM.
Since receiving their first major radio playlisting Omar Morto has undergone a metamorphosis which has seen it become the solo project of Andriques Petersen. To mark this transition Omar Morto has released a new three-track EP titled New Noise.
“After a year and a half of stylistic changes, a duo becoming a solo project and just life, I’ve decided to release this pack of bootlegs that were finished when Omar Morto was still a two man crew. Stylistically different to everything else we were doing at the time, we kept it on ice. But now that I’m moving in a new direction, open to all genres, I’m dropping this as a birthday present to myself,” says the producer.
Even the EPs artwork, which was created by fellow producer Sage Hitomi, is quite removed from his previous releases suggesting a new wave. A wave which sees Omar Morto exploring garage house and incorporating the disco and 90s RnB elements which were the initial catalyst for the Omar Morto project.
An early favourite is “Rock” which closes the EP with what I’d imagine it would sound like if Disclosure remixed Aaliyah 2001 hit ‘Rock The Boat’. Stream the New Noise EP below.