Grammy Nominated artist/writer, Omniscient has been tremendously busy this year. Rising to become one of Miami’s most established artists is not easy, yet Omniscient has achieved just that. He has earned the respect of his peers through his extensive resume which started off at local open-mics shows; shortly Hip hop began to take on a new form for OM, and it placed him as one of Miami’s most talked about performers.
In 2004, Omniscient started working on his crew, Flow Official’s E.P. Europe took notice that lead to a brief international tour, establishing great connections, Omniscient returned home with an even bigger vision of the future. However, in 2005 OM took a backseat when he was diagnosed with cancer. He had to make a choice, knowing very well that time waits for no one, he placed everything on hold to undergo treatment, once he was given a clean bill of health he returned a year and a half later going in full throttle.
2008 After connecting with Locos por Juana, OM, showcased in some well-respected venues, and festivals which later lead to a GRAMMY nomination. Hard work truly pays off. His collaboration ‘La Verdad LP’ released by Universal/Machete was nominated for Best Latin/Alternative album of the year. Omniscient has opened up for legendary artists such as Earth Wind & Fire, Gangstarr, Ludacris, Smiff & Wesson, Tego Calderon, The Roots and countless of other acts. The man is a force to be reckoned with, and it comes as no surprise that he has pulled yet another successful year in 2013.
You can see OM performing live on Saturday, August 17, 2013 when he opens up for Mobb Deep at the Stage in Miami, tickets are on sale now. Also don’t forget to stop by his page to listen to his latest single out today called, “Grape Dutch”.
Last Wednesday night, Andrew and I went to the Billiard Club in Miami Lakes, for their once a month event of DIRTY RHYTHM WEDNESDAY to checkout some of his fellow rock heads. Now I have to admit I had no idea what I was in for by the end of the night. After a few mellow bands took to the floor with some original/cover songs, others showed their love for women’s underpants by having some of their fans throw a bunch of granny panties while they played to a pool playing, bar drinking and dart throwing crowd. Needless to say the mood quickly shifted the minute the energetic, and completely flabbergasting sound of FALSETA came crashing through the walls.
You know the part in the Little Mermaid when Ursula comes out from behind the rocks, and starts to sing magically with Ariel’s voice. Yeah….well that (aah-aah-aah-aah-aah-aah-aahaa) sound is what I felt the minute the lead singer of Falseta started to rock the mic!
The man is so freaking gorgeous and talented he makes Jim Morrison rollover a thousand times in his grave as he swayed about.
So far a lot of the bands I’ve seen in the last few months not only have Rock in common, but are also originally from Hialeah. I’m beginning to think that the reason why the chonga’s are no longer competing for attention, is due to the fact that these bands are making a movement straight out of the dirty waters, showing that Rock is still very much alive in Miami. Therefore leaving very little room for the awful outfits, and bad hair styles that infested the factory working city a few years back.
I have a serious crush on all the members of Space Between Words, Ssshhhh…don’t tell a soul. There’s just something about the poetic rhapsody that sends me into a whimsical musical universe of yellow fields, and bare foot walks with daisy flowing above my head, as I process what feeling adhere with me best. I had been listening to the buzz about SBW for the past 6 months or so give and take a couple of weeks. And when I finally got to see them perform at Churchills last month; I was blown away by their style and energy… it was totally worth the wait to see them go on at 2:30am.
After their set I had the pleasure of speaking with Steven (guitar/singer) of Space Between Words, who handed me the bands album “And We All Follow the Sun” & can I just add…that he is one of the most genuine, and kindest men I have come across in a very long time. His voice on stage is pure power, his energy electrifying for someone who steps off the stage, and becomes soft spoken and humble. Since that night I have grown a liking to Space Between Words, who have now made their way into my ipod, and if you know me, then you know I never go any where without my ipod. Every song makes me move, I even caught myself having a rush to paint, and just the other day as I was listening to them I had the urge to have a brush in my hand and so I painted. Haven’t had one of those moments in a long time. Its just like my friend Michele said: They fuel my own creativity.
If you’re a Miami local, or simply visit often & or happen to catch yourself near a venue in which they will be playing, GO! Because they give one heck of an awesome show!
- Robert Pinon
- Jorge Rodriguez
- Verdi Mayer Jr.
- Steven Weingarth
- Steven on top of the drums playing while Robert is drumming. Taken by yours truly at Churchills