16B – Small Town Boy

A: Smalltown Boy (Vocal Mix)
B: The Decision (Instrumental)

ORNThe one-sided promo of O.R.N. ‘the Decision’ (the instrumental and remixed version) caused quite a stir early this year. Now we have coming up a full vocal release with the ‘the Decision’ on the flip. The instrumental has been one of the biggest records for a number of DJs most notably Danny Howells, Anthony Pappa and Dave Seaman and Omid himself. An idea that was first kicked around in 1996 and which has now seen O.R.N. aka Omid ’16B’ take on the challenge of creating his own unique take on this classic track ‘Small Town Boy’ from Bronski Beat.

With the success of the instrumental mix, the next step was to find the right vocalist to work with. Omid: “First I had to clear the sample and I called it the ‘Decision’. My plan was to stay true to the ‘Original’ and leave a few bits out and add a few ideas and melodies of my own. I was then introduced to Barnaby Wallace and his voice was exactly what I was looking for. He heard the instrumental and we both got very excited at the thought of working together. Barnaby has song the track in a much lower voice than Jimmy Somerville did and I hope that this gives it a new and exciting edge. I think it works well…”

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