James ‘Creole’ Thomas joins 22a

James Creole Thomas - Omas Sextet

London label 22a is set to introduce their newest family member, James ‘Creole’ Thomas.

Having worked with cousin Reginald Omas Mamode IV in recording his debut self-titled LP and second LP ‘Children of Nu’ the Port Louis Mauritius residing artist is set to share his debut release on May 4th.

Working under the name of Omas Sextet the six-piece band led by Thomas includes various interchangeable members, but its core comprises of the Deenmamode family – Reginald Omas Mamode IV, Jeen Bassa, Mo Kolours and James ‘Creole’ Thomas.

The 16-track album expertly fuses bold, genre-hopping productions that take in jazz, hip-hop, soul and broken beat with deep tropical and outernational flavours!

Listen to snippets from the album above and check out the lead cut ‘Lead By No One’, as well as the tracklist and artwork below.

James ‘Creole’ Thomas - Omas Sextet




1. Intro
2. First Ways
3. Lead By No One
4. Understand
5. Soul Sub City
6. Melting Pot
7. Earth
8. Composed
9. No Need To Wait
10. Phazed Out (Short)
11. Creole People
12. The Plum Blossom
13. Naduslima
14. Too Black


Omas Sextet is out via 22a on May 4th – pre-order from Bandcamp

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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