Changing Shape – Never Ends

SexOnWax has established a reputation as a leader in the progressive scene, and this gem from Omid 16B’s alter ego Changing Shape does the label proud. Quintessentially synth-driven, the tight arpeggiated bassline draws on acid influences, never overstepping the mark, and remains juxtaposed expertly against the track’s beats, creating a mid-set must. Buy:

NEW5 – Surprised

Leading Omid 16B’s SexOnWax imprint into new sonic territory is the aptly-named ‘Surprised’ by NEW5. Opening with an evolving, enveloping filmic sequence, it’s just over 2 minutes into the track before the beats drop. Languorously building on the opening sequence, the rhythm drives things forward whilst the synth-work lies irresolutely upon it, determined to take things easy. A grooving, chilled number perfect for summer. Buy on Beatport:

Feroziana – Revival

Following on from his last release, Feroziana once again returns to the SexOnWax Recordings label with ‘Revival’. The subtle start to this track does not last long, quickly harnessing a heavy electronic energy that is sustained throughout. This track is certainly one for the early hours and underground nights. Buy:

Matt Caine – Emerson

Matt Caine returns to the SexOnWax Recordings imprint with his latest release ‘Emerson’. Melodic elements are placed carefully throughout, creating an interesting and inviting sound. The track maintains a steady tempo, and is combined with an overall upbeat feel throughout; easily pleasing to listeners across a variety of dancefloors and sure to keep feet moving. Buy:

Various Artists – Head 2 Toe Dec28

Various Artists – Head 2 Toe

To celebrate a year full of achievement for Omid 16B’s SexOnWax Recordings, ‘Head 2 Toe’ brings together 18 tracks on the label over the last 12 months. With contributions from Danny Howells, Alex George, Dale Middleton, Namtjira, Erich Von Kollar, Porra, Ignas Klej Darin Epsilon and more, plus remixes from Re Dupre, Dark Soul Project and System Divine make this superb compilation the perfect way to ring in the new year. Buy:

Memory – Spoon Of Baby

Deep and immersive from the off, Memory’s ‘Spoon Of Baby’ creates a whole melodic universe from evolving pads, soaring synths and enveloping vocals. ‘Etnia’ is a laid-back, engrossing journey through progressive tropes. Together these are two stand-out tracks that really defines the SexOnWax Recordings sound. Buy:

Erich Von Kollar & Julian Rodriguez – Fantasy Land...

Next up on Omid 16B’s SexOnWax label are Erich Von Kollar and Julian Rodriguez, who come together for ‘Fantasy Land’. Faskil’s remix is truly epic, with a full 2 minute intro setting the scene for the full musical journey, while Kollar and Rodriguez’s original mix sonically excels, crafting bass well against a huge soundscape.

Porra – Sand and Dust

True to his innovative, iconoclastic nature, SexOnWax label boss Omid 16B is always keen to mix things up, and the next release does not disappoint! Porra delivers a 2-track EP establishing his take on the re-emerging electro-inspired sound. ‘Lolos For Export’ is an expansive, light-hearted slowburner whilst ‘Sand & Dust’ opens on a more relaxed, deeper level building to the classic SOW breakdown. Buy:

Alex George – Dragon Fly

Rapturous groove and bass crescendo’s courtesy of Alola’s Alex George. A real monster of a track that we’re proud to have on the SOW label. Preview:

Acim – Love You In The Rain

Omid 16B’s SexOnWax Recordings returns in style following the extremely well-received Summer Sampler. Acim delivers a dreamy, uplifting composition in both dub and vocal mixes, juxtaposing synth sounds alongside rhythmic guitar. The vocal mix is a particular treat aimed straight at dancefloors, with ingenious use of effects taking the track to another level. Buy:

SexOnWax Recordings ‘Summer Sampler’

Omid 16B​ compiles a superb 5 track Summer Sampler for the next release on Sexonwax​ Recordings. Nantais & Paul Hazendonk​ serve up a solid remix of Omid 16B & Alex George​’s ‘Deep Water.’ Oriental-esque strings create an exotic soundscape whilst the percussion ‘scatters’ in and out before settling into a constant driving pace. The synths gradually creep in underneath swooping over the beat whilst the warm, thumping bass keeps the beat grounded. Next up, Alex George’s ‘My Robot Dream’ is a suitably named track. The minimal percussion is layered by ‘glitchy’ melody that creates an almost ‘calculating’ soundscape. The melody weaves itself throughout the beat, leading the charge on an unpredictable groove. LEO PEREZ DJ​ and Garzia’s ‘Flight 2112’ beat rocks back and forth with a gradual throbbing, bassline that moves in to supply a dominant groove and add an air of dark tones, baring a hypnotic nature, deserving of early morning dance floors. The release moves on with Michelangelo & Giacomo’s ‘Cosmic Balance’, a dreamy, tranquil affair. The drums gently patter whilst synth notes swoop back and forth in waves. A subtle melody gently skips over the top creating a soothing, hypnotic feel carrying the listener through a ‘cosmic’ soundscape. Finishing off, Kevin Toro​ keeps it all minimal with ‘Beautiful Illusion.’ The percussion keeps to a steady pace whilst the melodic bass adds a ‘rising’ feel. A catchy synth melody bounces over the top giving the beat a trance like edge. Available —>

John Cosani & Ale Russo – Between Clouds...

John Cosani returns to Omid 16B’s SexOnWax imprint with this 2 track release. Establishing a theme with a simple melodic refrain, Cosani builds in complex rhythmic motifs to drive ‘Hearland’ forward to the huge breakdown that is the hallmark of this label. Collaborating with Ale Russo on ‘Between Clouds’, the pair explore a deeper, more hypnotic aesthetic deserving of early morning floors. Quintessential SexOnWax music for the summer season! Buy: