Artist Details

OBaH

biography

OBaH turned a family legacy into a profession, becoming a rising industry music producer and highly sought after NYC DJ. OBaH stands for Oldskool Beats and Harmonies for a very good reason: he is the son of veteran NYC DJ, musician, professor and activist, Baba Chico. Growing up, OBaH had the world's best funk, jazz & soul records at his fingertips. Armed with his father's epic library of music, OBaH rapidly made his mark on the NYC club scene, becoming the resident DJ at several nightclubs in his native Brooklyn.

Quickly gaining respect and a solid fan base, his first big break came courtesy of world-renowned DJ, Rich Medina, who invited OBaH to spin at his weekly party at the legendary (now defunct) APT nightclub in the Meatpacking district of NYC. Since then, OBaH has spun in well over 75 venues in NYC, across the U.S. and abroad, has DJ'd private parties for Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Jay-Z, Donna Karan and many other A-list celebrities. His talents have also been commissioned by brands including Louis Vuitton, Vogue magazine, Diesel, Puma; cultural institutions like the Brooklyn Museum, L.A.'s Grammy Museum, Tribeca Film Festival, Fall for Dance festival; as well as live performances by hip-hop legends KRS-One and Brand Nubian, among a deep list of international bands and acclaimed DJ's. In 2010 and 2011, OBaH represented NY as the resident DJ for the New York Stage of Czech Republic's largest music festival Colours of Ostrava, where he provided opening, closing and after party sets for a host of international artists, including Roy Ayers, Tortured Soul, Don Blackman, Electric Wire Hustle, to name but a few.

While OBaH continues to spin on a weekly basis in NYC, he is also fast at work producing remixes as well as original compositions for television and film. Several of his tracks have been featured on networks including MTV, Bravo, HBO, NBC and A&E. NYC-based production company Interloc Films has enlisted OBaH to work as music supervisor for their first film, Wilde'Beast. His remix for ESL recording artist Ocote Soul Sounds landed him a full-page feature article in DJ Times magazine (March 2010). He has also recorded an exclusive mix for Time Out NY's Homespun Sessions which highlights premier DJ's from across the globe. In 2008, Dubspot Records released Funk Aid for Africa, which was compiled, mixed and executive produced by OBaH. The compilation was highly acclaimed and a charitable success, helping to raise money for NextAid. OBaH participated in a national coast to coast tour supporting that release, and is working on a follow up compilation. OBaH is also hard at work on his debut EP, Cross Fade, which is scheduled for a release on March 2014.

And when he is not rocking the party himself, he is teaching aspiring DJ's the craft as a senior staff instructor at Dubspot, NYC's preeminent electronic music production and DJ school. As a Dubspot DJ instructor, OBaH has made two appearances on the BET network (106 & Park, The Pullup) as well as media in Brazil and France.