Oscar P And Friends Present
I'll House You
Celebrating The Birthdays Of Duce & Ray Vazquez!!
W/Djs Oscar P, Duce Martinez, Ray Vazquez,Hallex M, Helen Ting, Beast621
6-10pm Afterwork Warm-Up
2 4 1 Drinks 6-9pm
Open Roof Deck
4, 5, 6, N, R Trains To Union Square
Tell A Friend....Bring A Friend
Oscar P is recognized as an innovator and force in New York City's music scene. His musical style fuses his influences from NYC, but also Chicago and Detroit. Creating a unique sound that can be heard on remixes for artists like Foremost Poets, Gypsymen, Todd Terry, Physics, Marvin Gaye, Peech Boys, and The Beloved. Infamous for his aggressive music release schedule, Oscar's projects are constantly popping up on Top 10 / Top 20 Traxsource sales charts.
Mesmerized by electronic music since the mid 80's Oscar P's influences are rooted in the early days of the Paradise Garage, growing up in Williamsburg Brooklyn. “Brooklyn was where I discovered myself through music. Thankfully I had older cats who took me under their wing and schooled me on what good music was. I didn't try DJing or producing right away. I was a record collector first, and a dancer making my way trying to fit in.
In a city rich with musical styles and sounds Oscar was wired in. At the age of 21 landed a job with famed manager, and club promoter impresario Vito Bruno's AM:PM. Bruno ran promotional operations for clubs like The Palladium, The Tunnel, Limelight, Studio 54, Red Zone, and almost every important New York venue in dance music history. AM:PM also managed dance acts like Crystal Waters, 2 In A Room, and Lidell Townsell among others. Oscar soon found himself traveling across the globe as acting road manager.
"It was a great place to learn the ropes and really learn the music business behind the scenes. Definitely my time there was key to my development, not only as a businessman, but as a songwriter/producer/promoter."
Another key turning point was a trip to Chicago In 1985, where he was introduced to house music for the first time. "I'd turn the radio on to check out the Hot Mix 5 and was amazed. I thought the garage era was it, and it was, but this was different, and it changed me in some way. I'd never heard music like that before. I came back with a box full of cassette tapes, and ran down to Vinylmania with my Sony Walkman and headphones, so I can track down every single track I heard on vinyl. I got all of them.