In a music landscape where artists come and go with the whims of passing trends, Oscar G has spent decades forging an identity in dance music and pushing the genre forward from the comfort of his native Miami.
His unique take on house music — often infused with the rhythms of the Caribbean and Africa — has made him a fixture on Beatport and Traxsource charts. It's a niche that has helped propel him into the highest stratospheres of dance music and taken him to the most renowned DJ booths and clubs around the world.
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Oscar G's fusion of culture and sound reflects the Miami streets and neighborhoods, a combination that has breathed life into the DJ's extensive catalog since he began spinning in 1993. In a genre often maligned by over-the-top production, his sets often feature house music with a darker edge, evoking the imagery of a glamorous city with seedy corners and dark alleyways.
Plainly put, Oscar G represents the Miami after-hours scene on a global scale. This Friday, he'll take his unique spin on house music to Heart Nightclub, for a party bound to usher in the new year in an awe-inspiring, hangover-inducing night. It might be a day early, but Miami brings 2017 in its unique, red-eyed way.
The set will also be Miami's chance to check out the next chapter of Oscar G's professional evolution: his own label. Made in Miami, an outlet for the 305's burgeoning DJ scene, has already signed frequent collaborator Lazaro Casanova. If Oscar G is the godfather of the Miami after-hours scene, Lazaro is its heir apparent. Together, the two are poised to set the scene for a wild night at Heart with an auditory experience that's hard to replicate.
Made in Miami With Oscar G & Friends
11 p.m. Friday, December 30, at Heart Nightclub, 50 NE 11th St., Miami; heartnightclub.com. Tickets cost $10 to $20.