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Son of amusician and music writer, Omar Labastida starts his musical journey as early as 12 years old, studying music and soon revealing a strongpreference for the piano, keyboards and drums.
In 1994, by the age of 14, he begins his Clubbing days in Mexico City listening to the great producers of those days, such as Junior Vazquez, DannyTenaglia, Armand Van Helden, Eric Kupper, and K-Scope among others.
In 1995, he is given his first residence at Emporium, still in MexicoCity,
setting the start of his career as a DJ. He plays in several events in thecapital city, sharing stage with Doc Martin, Green Velvet, Tommie Sunshine, toname a few, all of them very big names of the 90’s to become first class iconsof the movement known as underground.
In the following years, anduntil 2001, he is the resident for different clubs as important as Allegro,Pasha, XTC, Artico and La Roca.
In 2002, he is given the resident title in the place of reference in the
underground movement on the Riviera Maya: La Boom in Cancun.
Thanks to that and his increasing number of public appearances in events allover the Yucatán peninsula, he achieves the residence at Blue Parrot, un Playadel Carmen. Swinging between both residences, he quickly becomes the mostdemanded DJ in the region.
By 2004, the Dj art and with his own ongoing inertia, reveal to Omar a newnecessity: that of fabricating his own sounds and experimenting with differentrhythms looking to give birth to his first production.
Up to today, he’s authored over 400 tracks (remixes and originals), and manycollaborations alongside great artists. The sound that distinguishes Omar,evolves essentially around his 90’s roots,when he used to play tribal, as itdoes progressive and a bit darker and stronger techno. That gradually moved himinto Tech House, mixing tribal sounds with percussions and funny drop beats,thus obtaining a great acceptance by the Latin American listeners, as well asEuropeans or even Japanese audiences, carrying him into Dj’s top charts lists.
During the last decade, he participates in massive events, and his name
appears alongside artists such as Deep Dish (Sharam & Dubfire), Sander
Kleinenberg, Hernán Cattaneo, Paul Oakenfold, Chris Fortier, Audiojack, SergioFernández, Rick Pier O’Neil, Victor Calderone, Steve Angello, Gabriel & Dresden,Anthony Pappa, Paul Van Dyk, Bob Sinclar, Stan Kolev, Lazaro Casanova,Pirupa, Adam K, Miss Kittin, the most important among many others.
In 2011, he begins his year playing at the opening party for the BPM Festival©with Hernán Cattaneo, and also on some other dates with Laidback Luke, ChloeHarris, Sharam, Audiojack, RPO, and Sergio Hernández, among others.
In 2012, for the second year in a row, he plays at the opening of the mostimportant electronic music festival in Mexico, The BPM Festival©, sharing stagewith Danny Tenaglia, Sean Miller, Danny Howells, Dubfire, Andrew Grant, LucaBaccheti, Dirty South, Richie Hawtin, Carlo Lio, The Junkees, Saeed Younan, andCraig Petigrew.
With many projects still in his mind, his growing work in his studio is openingthe door to great Labels and music Producers. In a similar way, his fan numberand the demands he gets for massive events is growing steadily.
We look forward to hearing more sounds created by Omar, as we are sure they arebound to be awesome.Best Omar Labastida Songs of All Time