OSCAR P

For the past 25 years, Oscar P has been fusing Afro-Latino and deep house influences from NYC, Chicago, Detroit, and Africa to create a unique sound that defines his style today. He’s released music on Strictly Rhythm, Toolroom, Yoruba, Kolour Recordings, Open Bar Music, MoBlack, Naughty Boy, and Balance Music.

A world traveler, he’s DJ at legendary spots like The Works (Detroit), Output (Brooklyn), Cielo (NYC), King King (Los Angeles), Norad and Beta (Denver), Supperclub (Netherlands), La Santanera (Mexico), Area 22 (Italy), Cinema Club (Bogota), Spin Nightclub (San Diego), Stereo (Montreal), and The Grasshopper (Michigan).

With more than 36 releases cracking the top ten in the last three years, a who's-who of music industry pioneers support his productions. In 2012, Oscar was named the #8 best selling house music artist of the year on Traxsource. In 2014, he sat on the Best Selling Deep Afro House Artists list at #23 alongside Black Coffee, Osunlade, and Atjazz. 2016 he landed at #13 alongside Hyenah, Manoo, Jose Marquez, and Boddhi Satva.

Oscar P operates two of the most respected underground house labels, Kolour Recordings and Open Bar Music. He also co-produces West Coast Weekender, a boutique music conference and festival that attracts people from all over the world to his home base in San Diego, California. Give a Beat has participated in West Coast Weekender for the past three years through panels, tabling, and fundraising.

“[I have been] working with [Give a Beat] for years now. Great causes. Great people.”