Oscar P was raised in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Manhattan’s Washington Heights. His roots in the city run deep. Fusing Afro-Latino and deep house influences from NYC, Chicago, and Detroit, Oscar has created a unique sound that defines his style today.
“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.”
Years later, Oscar P operates two of the most respected underground house labels, Kolour Recordings and Open Bar Music. The latter recently celebrated eight years. As a producer, he’s appeared on labels like Strictly Rhythm, Tool Room, Ultra & Sony Music and his resume includes remixes for Mark Farina, KiNK, Soul Minority, Jamiroquai, Adele, Omar, Todd Terry, & Physics.
With more than 18 releases cracking the top ten in the last three years, a who’s who of music industry pioneers have supported 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. In 2015 he landed at number thirteen.
Despite his many accomplishments— worldwide touring, top-selling records, entrepreneurial ventures as a label boss and music business marketer—Oscar still pushes the envelope as an artist and businessman.
Recently relocated from New York to San Diego, California, Oscar is tackling the West Coast with fresh perspective. He is currently co-organizing West Coast Weekender, a three-day music conference that will celebrate regional house music, and drum n bass and provide a new boost for the San Diego music scene.
Big moves like this demonstrate that, despite all his successes, Oscar P takes risks to revitalize his own creativity. “Your Local News” on Doin Work Records provides a platform for his political views, he regularly produces new records, DJs new cities, hosts new events, promotes new clients, and still finds time to return to the roots of a lifelong obsession with — music.