Thursday, September 20, 2012

OMNISCENCE - Raw Factor 2.0 (Vinyl)

Hopefully some of you are familiar with North Carolina MC Omniscence – be it for his debut on the classic compilation ‘Back to the Lab’ (recently reissued by Dope Folks Records), his impossible-to-find debut EP ‘The Funky One Liner’, or his excellent singles on EastWest/Elektra ‘Amazin’ (awarded 'Hip Hop Quotable' in the Source October 1995) and ‘Touch Y’all’ (1996).  Despite recording a full-length debut entitled The Raw Factor for EastWest, the record never came out and even now remains mostly unheard.

Fast forward to 2012, and I am really pleased to be involved in releasing Omniscence’s first new vinyl release since way back in 1996.  Entitled Raw Factor 2.0, the new single finds Omniscence picking up where he left off - kicking flavourful verses with his distinctive voice intact.  I produced, mixed and provided cuts on the track (and the remix version on the flip), and am also self-releasing the record on limited 7” vinyl.  Preview both versions of the track above...

The wax is limited to 300 copies – 150 copies on white vinyl and 150 copies on transparent blue vinyl.  The record comes in a full-colour picture sleeve (the record is in a paper inner sleeve within the cover, and the whole thing is in a plastic dust jacket for extra protection.)

This is NOT a pre-order: the records are in my hands and will be posted to you from Melbourne within 24 hours of receiving your order – please purchase from the store:

Prices are as follows:

1 copy (your choice of colour, blue or white): $13 (+$6 postage worldwide / $3 within Australia)
2 copies (1x blue, 1x white): $23 (+$8 postage worldwide / $4 within Australia.)

If you have any special requests please just leave me a note when you checkout.  I send all records as gifts so that international customers should not need to pay customs.

EVERY order comes with a FREE digital version of the release, including instrumental versions for both songs (these aren’t on the vinyl.)  While stocks last, every double pack comes with a free Debonair Blends mix CD.

I hope you enjoy the record as much as I enjoyed working on it.  Naturally, extra props to Omniscence for being involved in the project.  As always, thanks for listening!


For those still reading, here's a picture of the extra-rare test press version of the single in a custom sleeve from my personal collection:

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