Oscar G: "Wynwood's Changed the Culture, I See a Different State of Mind in Miami"
Dude's an OG. In fact, those are his initials.
Born and bred in Miami, Oscar Gaetan started DJing at 12. And he became internationally famous in his 20s, making megahit house bangers as one half of Murk, alongside childhood friend Ralph Falcon.
So yeah, Oscar G is undoubtedly a godfather of the Miami scene. But he sure as hell doesn't think of himself that way.
"Absolutely not, man," Oscar laughs. "I will never stop trying to do cooler tracks and coming up with new ideas. I don't put much energy into status. It's dangerous to get into that kind of shit."
No doubt, it's true. Oscar is just as vital and relevant as he was in '96 or 2000 or 2004.
Year after year, he keeps headlining major WMC parties. He keeps cranking out solo tracks. He keeps ripping out new Murk material, like 2011's "Amame" and last year's "Die 4 U." He keeps killing the 305's top clubs, from Space to Bardot to Mansion. And he always keeps it fuckin' real.
You know, like that time he called out today's club culture and told Crossfade: "DJs are going to have to grow some balls."
Of course, even if Oscar has stayed hustling and remained fresh, he's still been around our city's EDM and indie scene since there wasn't a scene.
"It's been pretty incredible," he recalls. "There was freestyle and bass, and even some house that lived in gay clubs. But as far as all kinds of electronic and other music, you had almost nothing."
Now, though, Miami's a mecca. And this weekend, Oscar will be the OG on the new scene as part of Wynwood's III Points Festival.