GUEST MIX :: “Connoisseurs’ Soul” (Part1) by Mike O’Mara

I’m can’t stop listening to this month’s guest mix… All this week it’s been the first thing I play in the morning and the last thing I play at night! From Bill Withers to Kellee Patterson, this is a true slice of Connoisseurs’ Soul.

The man responsible ?

Mike O’Mara,  DJ & Co-Owner of the Development Music record label based in good old rainy Manchester.

DJ’d all over, including at Development, Psuedo 54, Notting Hill Carnival, Inspiration, Information, Sankeys Soap, Pass The Feeling On, Soulbrew, Body Music, Soul City, Hello My Name is…, Solid Groove Social Club, Out Of The Gloom and more !

His label also carries a roster with some serious muscle….

…Atjazz, At One, BE, Benedict, Delano Smith, Diamondancer, Domu, Eddie Leader, Ethyl & Flori, Jenna G, MXM, Phil Asher, Stephen Day, Tomson, Yannah Valdevit, Zed Bias. 

So to the sublime Guest mix…

Listen now:


1) Build An Ark – “Love”
2) Bill Withers – Make A Smile For Me”
3) Lani Hall – Love Song”
4) Eddie Kendricks – Intimate Friends”
5) Millie Jackson – Rising Cost Of Love”
6) Ethel Beatty – It’s Your Love”
7) Brenda Russell – In The Thick Of It”
8) Lee Fields – Do You Love Me” (Like You Say You Do)
9) Aloe Blacc – Make Me Smile”
10) Mayer Hawthorne – Just Aint Gonna Work Out”
11) Kellee Patterson – I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More”
12) L.T.D – Don’t Stop Loving Me Now”
13) Harvey Mason – Till You Take My Love”
14) Kano – Can’t Hold Back Your Lovin”
15) Sweet Thunder – Everybody’s Singing Love Songs”


His next big gig? 

Mike will be playing at the last of the Development nights in their current form, With NONE other than DJ legends Rahaan & Spinna ! … need I say more ? There will however ALSO be another Developement gig before that… Check out the details of this and below…

Click here for info:

Development parties


Next for Development? 

Taster of things to come from Development Music… Listen to the following preview from their forthcoming release. Well deep :)

This is my favourite track:  Tomson feat Diamond Dancer “Tap the Core” (Leader & Yuriano Remix)

Listen to the other previews and mixes here: Mike O’Mara’s Soundclound


more Connoisseurs Soul from Mr O’Mara?

…expect part 2 in a couple of months.. hold tight !


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