Omar-S (real name Alexander Omar Smith) is an electronic music producer from Detroit. Noted for his raw, stripped-back approach to both creating and marketing his music, he is associated with the genres of Detroit techno and house.
He has self-released most of his music through his label FXHE Records Detroit and in 2009 alluded to the reason behind the decision, saying: “I don’t have a good relationship with a lot of distributors. So why waste money?”
Omar-S is known for maintaining a low-key public profile despite having released critically acclaimed albums and singles. In 2009, as part of its house-centric mix series fabric, the London nightclub of the same name commissioned him to compile fabric 45, which he did using 16 of his own tracks.
Omar-S originally funded the distribution and production of his music through his day job at a Detroit Ford motor factory, and was involved with street-racing, something referenced in the artwork for his albums “It Can Be Done But Only I Can Do It” and “Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself”.