Two decades of hard work do not go unnoticed, Omair has made a name for himself in the trance music scene. He is signed to both Armada Music and Coldharbour Records since 2014 and even has his own record label OHM Music . From just playing EDC Las Vegas to heading to EDC Orlando next there is no stopping him now. Look out for his EP being released later this year and his debut artist album by the end of 2019.
Hi there thanks for having us tonight . I am honored to meet you.
Thank you for having me. Its great to meet you!
How are you feeling tonight? You just played your first EDC. You've waited two decades for this, the feeling must be truly amazing and inspiring.
To be honest, a mix of emotions. Im excited, nervous, honored, and anxious. I absolutely have the butterflies in my stomach so to speak. But you are correct, it most definitely is truly amazing and inspiring.
When did you first start djing?
I started DJing back in 1999, after I graduated high school. It was just my buddy and myself, messing around, enjoying the creativity and challenge of it. Never in a million years did I think that nearly 20 years later, it would be my career, and that I would be making my debut here at EDC.
What inspires you?
A lot of things inspire me. Traveling to various cities and locations. Meeting new people. Other artists, both within the dance music realm and outside of it as well. Weeks like EDC Week, and Miami Music Week are certainly some of the most inspirational moments for me. Every time I return home from a week such as these, I have a ton of fresh inspiration, motivation and drive. Its so great to be able to spend time with so many of colleagues that I only get to see a few times a year, specifically for industry weeks such as this. Discussing the recent trends in music, new technology in regards to creating our art, and going to the various events and hearing whats being debuted, being "road tested" along with seeing and hearing new artists whose work I have not been exposed to yet. All of those things give me new found inspiration, and I can't wait to get back into the studio!
What's your favorite part about being a DJ?
Can I mention more than one? One of my favorite things, is being able to meet so many different people, from all aspects of life. I think that being able to meet so many people, and learning more about them, their culture, where they came from, their love for the music etc, is really refreshing. Also, one of my favorite parts about being a DJ, of course, is being able to share my passion for music with so many people. To be able to play some of my own productions, and seeing the emotion on the faces of the people in the crowd, is something that you cant put a price on.
How would you describe the energy you found at edc?
The energy is absolutely amazing. Its an all out assault on all senses. The sounds of the various stages as you walk past each one. The incredible visuals, lights, lasers and pyro is absolutely mind blowing. Even the smells of the various food stands and trucks. Its really a sight to see, people from all corners of the globe, coming together, and enjoying this music that we all love. Thousands of people representing their countries with their flags. And of course, the crazy outfits are always an amazing sight!
What is your favorite part of the scene?
I think my favorite part of the scene would have to be, how welcoming everybody is. Its a scene thats based on peace, love, unity and respect. It is a scene that was born from the "outsiders". As Insomniac's proudly boasts, "All Are Welcome Here". I think thats a great message. Growing up, I was never the cool kid, or the popular one. And with this scene, that doesn't matter. Everyone is welcome with arms wide open. I think if other facets of life were to embrace this same mentality, the world would be a much better place.
What does your creative process look like?
It usually starts off with me bashing my head against the wall numerous times to get the creativity flowing. No im just kidding. Its always different. Theres really no set rules that I follow. Sometimes I begin working on a melody. Sometimes I start off with the bassline. Its definitely a lot of trial and error for me. Just throwing tons of ideas around. Sometimes, some of those ideas dont end up making it as part of the track, but they are shelved for future use with another project I work on. For example, I am working on a new project currently, and parts of it are ideas and elements that were meant for a track that I released over 2 years ago. So you never know when something that doesn't work currently, won't be a great fit for a project down the line.
What is your favorite song right now?
This is a very tough question to answer. There is so much amazing material out right now. I suppose Ill have to take a biased route to answer this. My favorite song at the moment is one of my unreleased tracks. All I can say for now, is that it is titled "Tonight". I debuted it here at EDC earlier, and the response from the crowd was incredible, so I am very excited about this track and its release. Which I think, we will be announcing very soon, so stay tuned!
What can your fans expect from you next?
A LOT! I have several new projects in the works. I have honestly lost count off the top of my head, but I think I have somewhere around 8 or 9 new tracks in the works. I am also planning on releasing my next EP later in the year, and going to begin working on my debut artist album for possible release at the end of 2019. In addition to that, theres a lot of big things happening with my label OHM Music. We are signing some really talented, up and coming artists and really have some great material coming out for the remainder of 2018, and even into 2019.