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Oscure

 

From the time hip-hop music and break-dancing first hit the streets two decades ago, Oscar Gamboa II A.K.A. Oski-D, A.K.A. DJ Oscure has been among the pioneers of the LA Underground scene. Sharing a devotion to music and a passion for its perpetuity, Oscure and several of his friends established the B.A. Boiz, a collective which threw small warehouse events and created the highly revered second room at "What?", a former after-hours which has persevered and become one of the longest running and most successful production companies still active today " F.A.M.I.L.Y.". For two years, Oscure, along with Coolwhip and Hysum, spun hip-hop at this weekly event and gained recognition among his contemporaries for the distinct flavor of music and incredible atmosphere. It was also at this juncture in his professional career that Oscure spun at his first full-fledged rave, Dippity-Do, and served as a resident DJ for L.A.'s infamous No-Doz, D.A.R.E., and Caffiend original afterhours back in 1991 through up about 1997. Over the course of his impressive professional life, Oscure has played for the most well-known production companies including What, Insomniac, F.A.M.I.L.Y, Channel 36, Audiotisic, Fresh Produce,Bloom,Monday Night Social, GVC.Animania,Rubber,26Red,Purrr,Ransom,Blackflys,Filter Mfg.,Diesel,Paul Frank,Sugar,RA the nightclub Luxor-L.V.,Come Together,What tha F*ck Prod,H20 Prod.,Conscious Groove and many more. Continually gaining respect and praise for his incomparable creative stylings and varied musical influences. As an agent of Breakbeat House music, Oscure challenges the pulse of electronic music, striving to fabricate unique style and rhythm. Successful at his mission, Oscure is known throughout the underground community for his general ability to manipulate rare and funky beats. Indeed, his prodigious talent for mixing, scratching, and sampling achieves yet another level of creative expression. Always with a few tricks up his sleeve, Oscure inevitably draws a crowd with his energetic music, one-of-a-kind vinyl, and entertaining performance. In addition, he is one of the most popular DJs in the LA rave scene as well as frequent out-of town and international gigs. Cities of travel have included Vancouver B.C.,Victoria B.C.(Canada),Calgary (Alberta,Canada),San Juan,Ponce(Puerto Rico), Las Vegas(LV),Denver,Colorado Springs(CO),Mexico City(MX), Albuquerque,Santa Fe(NM), El Paso(TX),Phoenix, San Francisco(CA), Phoenix(AZ), Kansas City(KS),Cleveland(OH), Miami (FL),Portland,Seatle,Olympia(WA) Santa Barbara(CA), Washington(DC) and other major cities in the U.S. In 1996 Oscure established The Los Angeles Breakbeat Association, a collective of L.A. dj's who support and promote breakbeats. Pushing the breakbeat scene further in Los Angeles L.A.B.A. is in full gear. Recently he has produced well over 18 tracks and worked with numerous artist including Run DMC,Medusa,Feline Science,Hayze,Palo Alto,Dj Spice(FL),Bayou Bros.(LA) and other local artist. Having one of Run DMC's Live Engineer as a roomate he has learned a tremendous amount about audio engineering. His first record entitled "Oscure presents FunkyGhettoPhonics" released on his own hometown label L.A.B.A. Recordings received great reviews and lots of styli miles(playing). Future plans for the Los Angelles Breakbeat Association and Oscure are more record releases,touring, and now Himself performing live as "FunkyGhettoPhonics". Be on the look out Oscure and the L.A.B.A. crew might just be in your hometown soon. The Second LABA E.P. is now available through this website.

 

musical style:

Breakbeats, Nu skool, Old Skool and any break that breaks your neck.

 

 

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