XI – Old Gems

Dug this one out of the archives from a shoot I did a couple years ago with the man XI. Didn’t get around to finishing the retouching until now . . . but better late than never!

All Clothing Supplied by Nomad Shop – Toronto


ZACK MIRZA – Magic Promo Video

Zack Mirza is a Toronto based Magician & Illusionist who has been making big waves in the local street magic scene throughout the past year. During the summer months you’ll often catch him boggling minds on any busy local street-corner or impressing the evening crowds at venues such as The Drake Hotel.

I’m pleased to bring you the premiere of his brand new promo video directed by Philip Sportel. Also after the jump you’ll find the original sample photo by yours truly and the illustrated graphic that followed suit. Styling done by Nomad Toronto, Graphics by Liam Thurston and Illustrations by Zack Mirza himself.

Expect to see a lot more from Zack in the coming months including a brand new web series on his site www.ZACKMIRZA.com

Little Dragon – Ritual Union (ColeCo Remix)

In light of last night’s sold out Little Dragon show at The Hoxton Toronto, here’s a wavey new remix of “Ritual Union” from Toronto based duo ColeCo.

The Weeknd – Rolling Stone (ColeCo Remix)

Here’s a fresh new remix of The Weeknd “Rolling Stone” from Toronto duo ColeCo. This version adds a subtle edge to the original while raising the key a notch. A great track all together.

If you happen to be in London Ontario this weekend, be sure to catch ColeCo on Sunday October 2nd as they open for The Weeknd‘s performance at Tent Party. And for those of you who haven’t already heard, here’s an older yet just as great remix done by ColeCo for The Weeknd “Wicked Games”.

Torro Torro “Blue Blouse” Video

One cool thing that I got to do in 2011 was to pop my “Music Video Producer” cherry! Check out the latest video for “Blue Blouse” from Torro Torro. Thanks to all those involved in this awesome project and making it a reality!

T&A Records 2011

PRODUCER // Omar Al-Samadi
EDITOR // Miles Jay
CHOREOGRAPHER // Kyra Jean Green
KEY GRIP // Brent Goldsmith
HAIR AND MAKEUP // Janine Bowen
STYLIST // Drew Ferguson
ASSISTANT // Sylvia Pereira

QUEEN // Mara Da Costa
DANCERS // Kyra Jean Green
Kaitlin Torrance
Michelle Fox
Jennifer Lee
Rosemarie Stea
Melissa Moore
Marissa Ricci
Brittany-Brie D’Amico
Anali Reizvikh
Amanda Davis
Jami Lynne Harper

This Video was made possible through MUCHFACT

ColeCo – The Arcade Mixes: Level 3

Here’s the latest mix from Toronto duo ColeCo. This one delivers a handful of Toronto features in a seamless 30 minutes that remains true to the city we all love. Stay tuned for more to come from ColeCo this Fall.

Track Listing:

1. Danger – 09:19
2. Lykke Li – Jerome (ColeCo Remix)
3. The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love
4. Flight Facilities Ft. Jess – Foreign Language
5. Azari & III – Reckless (With Your Love)
6. Lissie – Pursuit Of Happiness (Cover – ColeCo Remix)
7. Jeremy Glenn – New Life
8. M83 – Midnight City
9. The Weeknd – Rolling Stone (ColeCo Remix)

Indian Summer

Another couple of lost but not forgotten photos taken late last summer…Enjoy!

All Photos © Omar Al-Samadi 2011 – All Rights Reserved

Models: Lee Dares & Mouna Traore