Studio Guest: Omar Lye-Fook
Omar joined Mastermind on Mi-Soul radio.
Omar first came to prominence more than three decades ago, when his debut single for indie label Kongo Dance ‘Mr Postman’ and ‘You And Me’ made him a hot name on London’s underground. It was soon afterwards that the success of his Ohio Players-influenced love ballad, the much celebrated ‘There’s Nothing Like This’, led to his signing to Gilles Peterson’s Talkin’ Loud label. Omar released a couple of albums for the Phonogram affiliate during 1992/3, the first a re-working of his Kongo set for the wider audience, the second, Music, a vastly more orchestral and organic affair that highlighted Omar’s maturing as a composer, arranger and vocalist.
Last year Omar returned with two brand new album and is still going strong with nine albums under his belt.
Omar talked about his 2018 and what we can expect from him in 2019.