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ARTIST
TITLE
Multi Funk
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
REPH 202CD REPH 202CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/22/2011

The crown prince of electro funk is back! Dwayne Omarr has been in the shadows as a ghost writer, vocalist, and producer for many years, creating songs for many artists with major deals, even reaching number one on the charts in the U.S. He has, so far, generally preferred to remain behind the scenes... until now. Dwayne Omarr grew up in Boston and was first interviewed by Tom Bergeron and featured on the NBC program Superkids at age 14 for his ability to play multiple instruments. He studied at the New England Conservatory of Music and Berklee College of Music and is a member of ASCAP, with a personal catalog of over 300 songs. Dwayne Omarr is managed by businessman and music impresario, Cornell ("The Genie") Brown. In 1978, a young Dwayne Omarr traveled to New York with "Prince Charles" Alexander to record "Bush Beat" for the project known as Slyck on Solid Platinum Records, which was a highly successful cult single around the world. In 1982, Prince Charles introduced Dwayne Omarr to Maurice Starr, and they collaborated on another one of Omarr's classics This Party's Jam Packed, originally on Survivor Records. In 1984, Dwayne played bass, lead guitar, and performed background vocals on Prince Charles & The City Beat Band's Stone Killers album on Virgin Records. 1985 marked the release of Holy Rock featuring the cult-hit single "Save The Children." Dwayne Omarr also created an alter ego named Sir D and released the single Born To Be Free on Solid Platinum Records the same year. In 1986, Omarr produced the single Mr. Gigolo for Omarrs' Girls. In 1987, Omarr collaborated with Ralph Tresvant of New Edition, producing many unreleased projects and touring the U.S. and Japan. In 1988, Dwayne Omarr produced Suave's I'm Your Playmate, featuring the classic hit-single "My Girl" for Capital Records. In 1989, Omarr collaborated with singer Betty Wright and Luke Skywalker. That same year Omarr also collaborated with Cornell Brown on many projects, including the first Ralph Tresvant solo album and 4-Fun's The Unbelievable Fun Boys project on EastWest Records America. Omarr now links up with Rephlex to release the highly-anticipated Multi Funk album, an unashamed funk-rock R&B showcase featuring new tunes plus dub versions of favorites like "Save The Children," "Breakdown New York Style," "Mr. Gigolo," and others.