As a true student of music, DJ Oz believes that digging deep into music’s past will create innovation for music’s future. Formerly, one of Washington DC’s best kept secrets, DJ Oz has established himself as one of the premier DJs in the Mid-Atlantic region. Heavily influenced by the styles of Thelonious Monk, Gregory Isaacs, Led Zeppelin, The Police, The Brand New Heavies, as well as Gang Starr, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, A Tribe Called Quest and many others - DJ Oz has mastered the art of “rocking” a party with style.
With his expansive knowledge of all types of music, DJ Oz has been able to bring a new style of partying. One that seamlessly blends all genres of music, thus creating a sexy vibe that is unparalleled. His high energy style of mixing and cutting has made him a favorite of producers Rich Harrison and Dallas Austin, as well as celebrities Ryan Phillippe, Terrence Howard, Bill Maher, John Legend and even Prince Khalid Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia.
DJ Oz has established residences at two of Washington DC’s hottest and most exclusive hotspots, Fly Lounge and IndeBleu. At these venues, it is not unusual to see A-List celebrities like Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union, and Rosario Dawson grooving to DJ Oz and following him where ever he takes the party. DJ Oz has also established relationships with top retailers Up Against the Wall (Nationwide), Commonwealth (Mid-Atlantic), and Puma (Worldwide) by DJing special events and providing in-store music consultation services.
Recently, DJ Oz has introduced Afro-Latin rhythms, break-beats, and soulful house into his mixes in an effort to introduce Washington DC to a new sound. He has teamed up with Marimelj Entertainment Group (Marcus Johnson of Three Keys Music and Bob Johnson of BET) on various remix projects and production endeavors.
With mentions in the Sunday New York Times, Daily Candy (DC), DC Modern Luxury Magazine, DASmag.com and occasional guest DJ sets on WPFW (89.3 FM), the word about DJ Oz has spread. Even as his popularity increases, DJ Oz remains determined to be a trend setter while making his own mark on music. His innovative style, ability to blend old and new, and vision of music's future has made DJ Oz one of the most respected and admired DJs around.