Dieselboys’ Human imprint returns to center stage with an impressive two-track release from the Bay Area’s Omen.
Dark and twisted vibes reign supreme on “Bend” with just the right amount of OG breakbeat work keeping the tech-stepping flavor hitting on all cylinders. With a hypnotic swirling atmosphere and subtle bongo-flex working in concert with an ever-shifting call and response between the layers, this one’s sure to have the chin-strokers and speaker-freakers alike putting on their best bass face.
On the flip is “Arrival” which continues to showcase Omen’s impressive ability to conjure up a sweeping atmospheric vibe but does so with a touch more hypnotism. While the dark edges keep things grinding, there’s no denying this one dives deeper into the melancholia of a half-remembered dream. The slow churn of the cut and the haunting vocal hook that glides over the proceedings make for a proper introduction to Omen as we’re already eager to hear more from this fresh face on the scene.