Having grown up in a musical household, with his Dad playing bass for 60’s pop band ‘The Mindbenders’, Oliver set out dj-ing in clubs aged 14. By 16 he had released his first record, and at 18 he packed up his record box and moved to Ibiza where he landed his now legendary residency for Bora Bora. Sharing his time between the White Isle, his hometown of Manchester as well as a busy international schedule means 2011 has seen Oliver continue to adorn the four corners of the globe. His energetic blend of chunky, rolling, big room, tech house and techno, guarantees to get any dancefloor rockiní!
2011 continues to see Oliver playing for his residencies for world renowned beach club Bora Bora Ibiza, the legendary Gatecrasher, Belgium suerclub Versuz as well as bagging a new residency for another of the worlds leading venues, DJ Mags No1 club 2010, Sankeys. A residency close to his heart being in his hometown of Manchester, Oliver has supported the likes of Wolfgang Gartner, Laidback Luke, Mark Knight, Benny Benassi and Kim Fai and has already gained a hardcore loyal following with the crowd chanting his name in anticipation of him stepping up to the decks!
Back to Ibiza and its not surprising the Sankeys brand has also enlisted Mr Lang as resident for their new sister club on the party isle, where he will be gracing the decks every Friday throughout the season alongside other big names such as Michael Woods, John Dahlback, Kaiserdisco, Tube and Berger, Juan Kidd and Butch.
Beyond being a prolific DJ, Oliver continues to have production success, with tracks already out on Toolroom, Spinnin and Blackhole all making it into the Beatport charts, and forthcoming releases for the uber cool, Frequenza, Starlight, Deeperfect and Hotfingers plus an EP for his own label Dojo; you can expect to hear more driving, groovy tech house monsters from Oliver over coming months.
Onto his label and its safe to say DOJO Records is on a roll! Named after a mad day & night long session at the legendary DC10 in Ibiza, the Dojo label is massively blowing up. As it has gathered momentum it has gone on to attract interest from up and coming producers such as BoysDontDance, Filth & Splendour, Yiannis Balkizas, Gregg Ashley, Beat Jackers and Inaki Santos showcasing new talent from across the globe alongside Oliverís own established and acclaimed work as well as via Dojo tours. And with tracks making their way onto leading compilations such as Roger Sanchezís ìRelease Yourselfî as well as airing on the mega cool Cadenza radio show, the hype has only just begun!
And thereís the podcast! Oliver Lang presents Dojo Sessions is a free monthly podcast showcasing tracks from his DOJO label, spawned by some of the hottest up & coming tech house talents to be found in the wondrous world of house and techno. The show also features guest mixes from Djs supporting the label which have already included the likes of Fergie, Yousef, Richard Dinsdale and Ant Brooks attracting a number of radio shows over the world, you are guaranteed to hear the show syndicated to a station near you soon!
Liam Neeson returned to the big screen earlier this year in the Warner Brotherís number 1 US Box Office mystery thriller ‘UNKNOWN’. And whom else should it feature than our very own superstar Oliver lang who appears in a cameo role as a DJ in the night club scene in the city of Berlin. Make sure you also listen out for Oliverís remix of New Orderís iconic ëBlue Mondayí commissioned especially for the film providing the soundtrack to the scene and coming soon as an official release!
From Manchester to Ibiza, The Record Studio to Hollywood, Beatport to the Airwaves and everywhere in-between, Oliver Lang continues to be an ever present force the world over!