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Omar vs Mark de Clive Lowe

When
Sun Feb 18th, 2018
Where
The Yot Club,
Raglan, Waikato

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Doors open
6:00pm
Entry
R18
Cover charge*
$15
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OMAR ​ ​vs​ ​MdCL ​ -​ ​ ​PRESS​ C​ OPY OMAR​ ​vs ​ M​ dCL​​ brings​ ​ together​ ​ ​two​ ​of ​ ​the​ ​planet’s​ finest​ ​ in​ ​ a​ ​ ​powerhouse ​ two-man​ configuration ​ -​ ​ legendary​ ​ ​UK​ ​soul​ ​singer​ OMAR​ ​ ​and​ NZer​ ​ by-way-of-the-world​ ​ musician​ ​ ​and​ ​live remixer​ ​MARK ​ ​de​ ​CLIVE-LOWE.​ With​ ​ ​Omar ​ laying​ ​ ​down​ his​ ​ instantly​ ​ ​recognizable​ soulful​ vocals ​ and​ ​ keys,​ ​ ​while​ ​MdCL​ ​builds ​ and​ ​ layers​ ​ dancefloor​ ​ beats​ ​ live​ ​ on-the-fly​ ​ juggling​ ​ drum​ machine,​ keys​ ​ and​ ​ live​ ​ sampling,​ ​ ​it’s ​ a​ ​ ​mind​ ​boggling ​ sight​ ​ to​ ​ ​see ​ and​ ​ absolute​ ​ bliss​ ​ to​ ​ hear.​ Classic​ Omar​ ​ joints,​ ​ favorite​ ​ covers​ ​ and​ ​ ​MdCL ​ ​flavors,​ ​all ​ ​flipped​ on​ ​ the​ ​ ​spot,​ ​performed​ and​ remixed ​ ​live ​ in​ ​ real​ ​ ​time. Soul ​ pioneer​ ​ ​​Omar ​​ is​ ​ ​a ​ bonafide​ ​ ​legend​ -​ ​ ​cited​ ​as ​ a​ ​ favorite​ ​ by​ ​ ​non​ ​other ​ ​than ​ ​D’Angelo, ​ Erykah​ Badu​ ​and ​ the​ ​ original​ ​ ​soul​ ​man​ himself​ ​ ​-​ Stevie​ ​ Wonder.​ ​ ​He’s ​ credited​ ​ ​with​ creating​ ​ ​Neo-Soul and​ has​ ​ influenced​ ​ ​everyone ​ ​from ​ Maxwell​ ​ to​ ​ The​ ​ ​Roots. ​ ​Gilles ​ ​Peterson​ ​championed​ ​Omar early​ ​​ ​in​ ​his​ career​ ​ ​with ​ the​ ​ ​timeless​ ​hit​ “There’s​ ​ ​Nothing​ Like​ ​ ​This”​ and​ ​ since​ ​ then​ ​ he’s​ collaborated​ ​with​ ​Common,​ ​Badu,​ ​D’Angelo, ​ Syreeta​ ​ Wright,​ ​ Rodney​ ​ P​ ​ ​and​ of​ ​ course,​ ​ ​Stevie Wonder ​ ​who ​ went​ ​ ​on​ ​record​ saying,​ ​ “When​ ​ I​ ​ ​grow​ ​up ​ I​ ​ ​wanna​ be​ ​ like​ ​ ​Omar.”​ ​He​ was​ ​ awarded​ an ​ ​MBE​ ​for​ services​ ​ ​to​ the​ ​ ​British​ ​Music ​ Industry​ ​ ​and​ ​is​ ​currently ​ ​celebrating​ ​his​ ​8th​ studio​ album ​ “Love​ ​ in​ ​ ​Beats”​ ​which​ ​also​ ​features ​ ​Robert​ ​Glasper​ ​and​ ​UK​ ​rapper​ Ty.​ Mark ​ ​de​ ​Clive-Lowe​​ ​has​ ​taken​ ​his​ ​music​ far​ ​ ​and ​ wide​ ​ ​since​ ​growing​ ​up ​ in​ ​ Auckland​ ​ ​- ​ his​ decade​ ​at ​ ​the​ ​epicenter​ ​of​ ​the​ ​UK’s​ broken​ ​ beat​ ​ movement​ ​ ​saw​ ​the​ ​keys​ ​master​ ​collaborate with ​ not​ ​ only​ ​ the​ ​ formative​ ​ ​West​ ​London​ ​producers​ 4Hero,​ ​ ​Bugz​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Attic, ​ Restless​ ​ Soul​ ​ ​and IG​ Culture,​ ​ but​ ​ ​also​ ​the​ ​likes​ ​of​ Pino​ ​ Palladino,​ ​ techno​ ​ producer​ ​ ​Dave​ ​Angel ​ ​and ​ even​ ​ Goldie’s​ Metalheadz​ ​label​ in​ ​ collaboration​ ​ with​ ​ ​Nathan ​ Haines​ ​ ​and​ ​Lemon​ ​D.​ ​He​ ​lent​ ​his ​ ​skills ​ ​to ​ US​ ​ club​ music​ dons​ ​ Francois​ ​ ​K,​ ​DJ ​ ​Spinna ​ ​and ​ Waajeed​ ​ and​ ​ ​now,​ nine​ ​ years​ ​ ​deep​ based​ ​ in​ ​ Los​ Angeles, ​ has​ ​ ​collaborated​ ​there​ ​with​ ​Sheila​ E,​ ​ Miguel​ ​ ​Atwood-Ferguson, ​ Chris​ ​ ​Daddy​ Dave,​ Harvey​ Mason​ ​ and​ ​ more.​ ​ ​He’s​ ​taken​ ​his​ ​acclaimed​ jazz-meets-the-dancefloor​ ​ party​ ​ ​CHURCH worldwide​ and​ ​ ​is​ ​currently ​ working​ ​ ​on​ ​album​ number​ ​ ​14. ​ ​“An​ ​underground​ ​phenom... ​ –​ Okayplayer Omar​ ​and ​ MdCL’s​ ​ ​connection​ ​began​ ​with ​ MdCL​ ​ ​remixing​ “Your​ ​ Mess”​ ​ ​from​ ​Omar’s​ ​2006​ ​album “Sing​ ​If​ ​You​ ​Want​ ​It”.​ ​Omar​ ​returned​ the​ ​ ​favor​ ​with​ ​a​ ​feature​ ​on​ MdCL’s​ ​ 2012​ ​ ​album “Renegades” ​ ​-​ the​ ​ underground​ ​ club​ ​ classic​ ​ ​“Get ​ ​Started”​ (also​ ​ ​featuring​ long-time​ Prince-associate​ ​Sheila ​ ​E​ on​ ​ ​percussion)​ and​ ​ ​it​ ​was​ only​ ​ ​a​ ​matter​ ​of​ ​time​ before​ ​ the​ ​ ​two​ joined​ each ​ other​ ​ ​on​ the​ ​ live​ ​ ​stage.​ O​​ MAR​ ​vs ​ M​ dCL​ debuted​​ ​ in​ ​ 2016​ ​ in​ ​ Madrid​ ​ ​and​ ​Barcelona ​ and​ ​ ​the duo​ followed​ ​ ​up​ with​ ​ 2017​ ​ ​performances​ ​in​ ​Amsterdam ​ and​ ​ the​ ​ Canary​ ​ ​Islands.​ ​Together, ​ ​these two ​ ​modern​ ​day​ ​legends​ ​have​ ​created​ ​one​ of​ ​ the​ ​ ​most ​ unique​ ​ ​and​ ​dynamic​ ​two-man​ ​shows to hit a stage anywhere . A treat for soul heads dancefloor movers and music lovers alike

Tags
electronic, hip hop/rnb, jazz, soul/funk, Omar , Mark de Clive Lowe , Cian , Hudge



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