Stellar OM Source Shares Live Vinyl Mix, Details of Rush Hour EP

Stellar OM Source
Stellar OM Source
Photo: Mathijs Labadie

It’s been a while since we last heard from Stellar OM Source. More than a year, in fact–a long time considering the steady stream of CD-R and vinyl pressings that she put out between 2008 and 2010. Now based in Belgium, the producer will soon release her long-awaited debut for Rush Hour, a 12” she describes as “not exactly a new direction; there is a line I’m following.”

“There’s a certain shift, yes,” she explains in a Juno Plus interview, “between say drum-computer-free music of my earlier recordings and what I’ve done over the past three years, but to me it’s nothing radical at all. I don’t need to call it ambient, experimental, house or techno–it’s just what I do and what touches me really. It’s all hi-tech jazz in the end, right?”

That much is clear in the mix below, a live vinyl set that’s got much more in common with classic permutations of techno and house than the ‘cosmic synth’ scene–or if you’re The New York Times, a “feminized form of electronica”–Christelle Gualdi was originally lumped in with…