Artist: Omer Bar & Omri Guetta
Title: Sara EP
Release: October 22nd 2021
Cat. No.: STRD021
02. Sara (Johannes Albert Remix)
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Israeli duo Omer Bar and Omri Guetta bring their unique house sound to Stripped Down, while bonafide Berlin favourite Johannes Albert remixes.
Omri Guetta is one of the most sought-after DJs in Tel Aviv. A core part of the underground scene, he runs Frau
Blau with label partner Kadosh and has released on other imprints including The Gardens of Babylon and Mau House with major label plans in the pipeline. As a DJ he plays all over the world and has an intoxicating take on melody.
Meanwhile, Omer Bar has released on the Frau Blau label and is a master of crystal clear basslines and mesmeric breakdowns. From the Tel Aviv underground to the world stage, he is another of Israel's finest talents. Together they make real magic in the studio.
Atmospheric house opener 'Sara' sees the duo working alongside a third producer, Liad Douk. The track is full of twisted synths and menacing bass with militant kicks locking you into a rugged groove while icy hi-hats and
snapping hits bring extra tension.
Remixer Johannes Albert is the man behind the Frank Music label, a celebrated residency at Berlin club Renate and someone with an international reputation. His unique take on 'Sara' is stripped back to a rubbery kick and bass combo. A muted synth sequence rises up and down the scale while chattery percussion adds vital texture.
There's a haunting feeling to closer 'Omrim' thanks to the mysterious synth lines and freaky vocal stabs.
It's a snaking rhythm that seduces as it goes, with plenty of innovative sound designs and a filthy great riff lighting up the whole track. These are characterful, left-of-centre tracks that bring fresh influences to the dance floor.