Electronic Music Artists & Entertainment
OMRVLS – TACOMA WA /Oceangrooves Ent.
“My pops always had the music playing either in the house or car.”
This man has had the benefit of seeing the world as a military kid. But it was on the arrival into the Puget Sound that his family decided to put down roots and call the Puget Sound home. Growing up developing a deep love and appreciation for all music that he feels he owes and is directly inherited from his father. Omar tells of many a memory of a Road Trips or weekends full of the sounds of funk, soul, and disco. To this day. “My pops always had the music playing either in the house or car.”
Upon seeing the movies Beat Street and Breakin, Omar knew that he wanted to be a DJ. Starting in the early ’90s while he was going to raves and warehouse parties around the PNW. Is where he felt most at home and a connection to the people and especially the music he’d been searching for from his “Breakin” dreams years before. And it was upon seeing Donald Glaude play them for the first time he knew that his dream was possible. It was after seeing one of his very first mentors play that he sought out and bought his first set of gear in 96.
He’s been an unstoppable force since and hasn’t stopped yet. A deep lover of Breakbeats, House first and foremost. He also plays Open format, Top 40, and Hip Hop, a true lover of all genres. In 1999 he helped found Oceangrooves Ent. which he and his chosen family still run to this day His style is not easily defined but whatever musical taste your into… he’ll make you move and he’s gonna make you sweat!
GRUNT: Seattle, WA /Oceangrooves Ent./TDJS
“My battle is now the dancefloor”
Army Veteran, Visual Artist, DJ, Event Promoter, and Music Enthusiast: @djgruntmusic
Grunt has come full circle: after completing his military service, he’s chosen to come back the PNW and to his Ocean Grooves family. Having spent time focused on his education and reintroduction to civilian live it is now that Grunt feels he is once again in the home of his roots. Choosing to go by the stage name GRUNT as a simple homage to those that he’s served with, the remainder of those he’s lost, and support for those that still serve.
Grunt started his love of music early on. Influenced heavily by disco and the funk rhythms of the mid to late ’70s, the electro/pop that poured out of Europe and into the US airwaves of the early ’80s, and adding the spice and flavor of breakbeats, hip-hop, and R&B of late ’80s and early ’90s and beyond. “I’m always listening, looking for that hook or drop”
Grunt has spent well over 20+ years watching, learning, and listening to DJs and producers from around the world and especially those here in the PNW. Always developing his “ear” for the sounds that the dancefloors crave. “It’s all just mixed bag of dope beats, funk rhythms, and tasty old-school hooks and jams to move you.” Taking it all in and developing it into his own style. Grunt has partied with some of the best, danced to the rest, and looks to bring his own unique style to bring to the masses.
Enjoy the show
Double Shot! Tacoma, WA/Oceangrooves Ent.
“Ibiza or Bust!”
DoubleShot is the dynamic DJ Tag Team duo of Jimmy and Anthony. Two best friends who discovered their shared love for dance music while in High School. Their shared inspiration coming from two of the PNW’s iconic DJ Masters; Donald Glaude and DJ Dan the two of whom you can still hear tearing up dance floors today. While the duo is influenced by the likes of many others, they keep to their roots deep here in the Puget Sound. But they dream big starting off with the their “Ibiza or Bust!” mentality. DoubleShots dreams are just beginning to unfold and off to a huge start in 2017 by opening for their longtime hero and icon Donald Glaude this summer.
DoubleShot keeps their dance floors rolling by playing a style of music that has influenced them for well over a decade. They bring a heavy/funky bass sound that keeps your body moving, your mind interested, and your ears wanting more.
Don’t sleep on this duo, you don’t want to miss out.
Bilori: Tacoma WA Ocengrooves Ent.
“Always the dancer”
Born in Kampala Uganda, but grew up in the city of Tacoma. He became infatuated with House music sound in the late 90’s Seattle club scene. The vibe and community was so fresh, underground, and not the usual club atmosphere he was accustomed to. Always the dancer and with a deep love for hip hop popping and breakdancing the uptempo House cadence just seemed to fit his style.
Open getting his first set of decks in 1999 that’s when the collecting of vinyl began, everything from Zion’s gate, Platinum, and Penny Lane records he could get his hands of and a few rare funky cuts he’s found along his journey. Having spent years playing hip hop and downtempo in various Tacoma nightclubs. He’s secretly always had House music in his soul and for his true spiritual journey. He enjoys playing opening and mid sets to set the night right preferring to keep the vibe funky, soulful, and active. The “Dance Bilori” vibe is what resonates with him and his sound. With any set, he truly enjoys sharing that feeling with anyone who can feel it.
GABE THE BABE: Tacoma WA/Ocean Grooves Ent.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, and at 16 his family moved to Miami, FL where his passion for EDM was born. At 19 he began to learn the ropes of DJing while stationed as a Marine in San Diego. It was this process and development of his talents was what propelled him to pursue it as a career as a DJ. Currently, he resides in the in Seattle area where he brings an upbeat style of House music and provides a Soundscape for everyone to enjoy!
Jonmarche: Seattle, WA/ Oceangrooves Ent.
After 17+ years of classical solo & orchestral training, Jonmarché found his way behind the decks. Starting off by playing Top 40 and a wide variety of electronic dance genres with Tacoma’s most recognized crews. Influenced heavily by his classical upbringing, a love of hip-hop, rock & roll and a deep obsession with anything synthetic. Fervorously working behind the decks and in the production studio, he continues to develop his sound, style, and overall presence. You can expect to see a flood of solo and joint releases from his current collaborative endeavors.
Jonmarché has steadily built a name for himself, with an ever-growing resume that includes playing to crowds of all sizes, and venues in the area. Currently holding residencies at some of the south sound’s hottest spots, and regularly contributes and works with to several local crews. Currently working endeavors in the management and the development of regular dance music events.
You can find his latest release “Summer House Bootlegs – EP” and “Dance to That” on Soundcloud now! https://soundcloud.com/jonmarche
Wes Nesman, THA DiGiTAL DRAGON Tacoma, WA/Oceangrooves Ent.
Wes started in 1999 as a rave emcee and later DJ in Detroit, growing to become a prominent electronic performance artist residing in Seattle WA. He can scratch, flow and mix, analog or digital, taking every element of electronic power and soul to emulate the sound of a Digital Dragon. Though very much at home in drum & bass, Wes is known to transcend genre boundaries creating completely custom transitions into a house, breaks, electro, and dubstep. Reflecting on over 20 years of experience in electronic music, culture, and history, Tha Digital Dragon carries his audience on a completely unique sonic adventure to explore a soundscape of timeless electronic dance music.