OMEGA

 

Omega is a bass music producer and DJ, currently residing in Denver, Colorado, US. He first discovered electronic music through the big beat, IDM, and industrial scenes during the late ’90s, and bought his first pair of turntables in 2000. Over the years his tastes have also included jungle, progressive breaks, psychedelic trance, and dub – and in the last couple of years have settled into dubstep and related forms of bass music. Though DJing will always hold a special place in his heart, recently writing and producing tunes has become Omega’s primary obsession. Omega performances are a hybrid between a DJ set and a live performance – using a laptop running Ableton Live, with several MIDI controllers, effects processors, and synths. An Omega set will always include many original tunes, remixes, edits, and mashes, with a heavy emphasis on live improvisation and manipulation. His energy and stage presence, combined with his monster tunes, inevitably whip a crowd into a frenzy of bassed out bliss. He has shared the stage with: EOTO, Liquid Stranger, Vaski, Eskmo, The Malah, Cold Blank, Bird of Prey, Trillbass, Roksonix, Virus Syndicate, NiT GriT, Calvertron, and many more. Omega tunes blend the most raw and aggressive aspects of dubstep – snarling synth sounds and organ churning sub-bass – with a careful attention to sound design and elegant use of melody, creating a sound that is at once primal, funky, and psychedelic. Racking up nearly half a million plays on his Soundcloud profile, and getting DJ support from the likes of Liquid Stranger, Jantsen, Samples, Sugarpill, Love + Light, Future Simple Project, The Crystal Method, Zeno, and many others, it’s clear that Omega is a force to be reckoned with in the bass music scene. 2010 saw numerous original and remix releases on various labels, including an Omega remix on The Crystal Method’s “Sine Language” Remix EP. 2011 will bring many more official remixes and singles, several EPs, his first vinyl release, some epic collaborations, and an extensive touring schedule.

 

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