South Beach is a dance music mecca. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere, and that's why OFM Talent is excited to be celebrating two years as one of Miami's most successful EDM startups, at Wall Lounge on Tuesday, July 23.
"It's been a lot of hard work, but it's a good time," says co-founder Alana Burstyn. "It's been a great ride."
OFM is a small but hard-hitting talent agency preferring quality over quantity. It maintains a core roster of a few guys, working all week at the hottest VIP clubs -- locally, nationally, and internationally.
"With OFM, it's been important for me for it to grow organically and to never bite off more than we can chew," Burstyn explains. "Everyone gets their attention, there's less room for error and growth happens much smoother."
Appropriately, OFM and crew continues to celebrate where it all started -- Favela Beach Tuesdays at Wall.
"That's where we have our resident DJs, and the party has really become a home to everyone," she says. "Wall is the reason OFM has been able to succeed. They're the first club to give us an opportunity, they've allowed us to experiment with our DJs, and they've been so supportive."
For the anniversary party, OFM artists are packing the bill, with scheduled sets from Iron Lyon, Ruen, and Reid Waters, who owes a lot to the crew and couldn't be more excited.
"They kind of gave birth to my career," he says, adding that he now averages about five gigs a week all over the country. "My first ever DJ gig with OFM was me on a yacht with about 100 models going to DJ in the Bahamas."
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But for OFM, this is only the beginning, and they're all about the future.
"There's a lot of DJs in Miami you hear talking about what they used to do," Waters insists. "We're not about that. We're about what we're doing and what we're going to do."
OFM Talent's Second Anniversary. Tuesday, July 23. Wall Lounge, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. The party starts at 11 p.m. Call 305-938-3130 or visit wallmiami.com.