This is the second episode in a series of monthly podcasts featured on Glitch.CZ. This month we’re connecting the US and the Czech Republic with two producers. We’ve got a set of completely original material by Omega, who’s been blowing up on the Denver Dubstep scene. Don’t miss the interview with Omega at the end of the podcast. Plus, Claviq brings us a DJ mix of some of his favorite tracks combined with some of his personal work.
Claviq Valetudinarian is a 20-year-old producer from Prague, the Czech Republic, whose music has been released on Amenorea. He has also collaborated with the Czech label Case Records and leans towards glitch music, but you can also hear dubstep, fragments of spoken word, and classical music in his productions. While DJing he combines his own compositions with live vocal performances, which is a show not to be missed. Sub-bass? Sturdy bass!
01: Claviq – Wanna See It Right
02: Claviq – Chlamydia Pneumoniae (feat. Alyz)
03: Ammoncontact, Daedelus – Dreamy
04: Claviq – Friendship
05: Claviq – Raped On Her Wedding Night
06: Energie Du Verre – Jitterbug
07: Claviq – The Message
08: Claviq – The Creator
09: Bassnectar – Blow (featuring Kyrian)
10: Danny Drive Thru – May The Force
12: Mike Slott – Home
13: Bohuslav Martinů – Kouzelné noci (Claviq remix)
Omega is a bass music producer and DJ, currently residing in Denver, Colorado, US. He first discovered electronic music through the big beat, IDM, and industrial scenes during the late ’90s, and bought his first pair of turntables in 2000. Over the years his tastes have also included jungle, progressive breaks, psychedelic trance, and dub – and in the last couple of years have settled into dubstep and related forms of bass music. Though DJing will always hold a special place in his heart, recently writing and producing tunes has become Omega’s primary obsession.
His performances are a hybrid between a DJ set and a live performance – he uses a laptop running Ableton Live, with several MIDI controllers, effects processors, and synths. An Omega set will always include many original tunes, remixes, edits, and mashes, with a heavy emphasis on live improvisation and manipulation. His energy and stage presence, combined with his monster tunes, inevitably whip a crowd into a frenzy of bassed out bliss.
His tracks blend the most raw and aggressive aspects of dubstep – snarling synth sounds and organ churning sub-bass – with a careful attention to sound design and elegant use of melody, creating a sound that is at once primal, funky, and psychedelic. Omega tunes and remixes have been making the rounds among some of the finest bass pushers in Colorado and California, and have recently caught the attention of some big names on the national scene, setting the stage for a major breakout in 2010.
Omega – Ultima Ratio Regum
Omega – Bulletproof
Omega – Bedtime Stories
Omega – Crushed Velvet
Omega – Entangled
Omega – Hypnotoad
Omega – Senses Disconnect
Omega – Lazer Whip
Omega – Designer Dreams
Omega – Vengeance