For over a decade, OLLIE`DES has moved thousands of crowds with his advanced turntable skills and tasteful record selections, scratching, beat juggling and mixing familiar old-school HIPHOP with the new flavours of new-school HIPHOP, R&B, FUNK, DISCO, DANCEHALL, REGGAE, BREAKS, MASH-UPS.
Over the past two decades, Singapore-born DJ OLLIE-DES has been helming decks all around the world with his expertise in scratching and beat-juggling. Igniting his love and flair for music, he realized his musical talent as a drummer in his teenage years. Today, he is the Head of Entertainment at NINETEEN80 and Pinball Wizard and a renowned veteran DJ in Singapore. Being a pioneer of the DJ scene in Singapore, OLLIE-DES has mentored and influenced many of the top DJs in Singapore and around the region.
Over the years of spinning in the local circuit, OLLIE-DES has established himself as one of the pioneers in Singapore’s Hip Hop scene, securing accolades to his name including a residency at nightclub DBL 0 for seven years and clinching a finalist position in the DMC Singapore competition (2002 and 2005). He has toured the globe and made guest appearances at prominent venues in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Australia & Taiwan, and was invited to spin at prestigious clubs such as Inside in Guangzhou, China; as well as be the opening act for legendary artiste, DJ Snake at Dream Festival Thailand in 2014.
Being a veteran of the scene, OLLIE-DES is recognized as a fitting Team Member for the world recognized DJCity’s chapter in Singapore. In 2019, he has contributed his expertise and knowledge while being a judge for world-renowned competition such as Red Bull 3Style in Singapore and DJ Battle 2019 “King of Ice”, Bandung (Indonesia). His mixtapes are also been heard repeatedly and reinterpreted by world-renowned DJs as he push the culture of the 1s and 2s to the present and future generations. A master of his craft, OLLIE-DES is a visionary and is constantly setting the bar for DJs in Singapore and around the region to aspire to.
As Head of Entertainment at NINETEEN80 & newly opened PINBALL WIZARD, OLLIE-DES has become instrumental in defining the bar’s music programmes since joining the team in 2018. Continuously evolving his style, he brings a fresh take to retro hits by livening it up with turntable tricks, techniques, and mash ups – he showcases his exquisite style of blending old and new school Hip Hop and R&B as well as 80s – 00s hits on Fridays and Saturdays. Currently, he is also a senior instructor at the prominent DJ Academy – Ministry of DJs, where he coaches aspiring DJs. Armed with genuine knowledge of music and impressive versatility, OLLIE-DES is no doubt a force to be reckoned with.
FINALIST IN ‘DMC SINGAPORE FINALS 2002 & 2005’
4TH PLACING IN ‘VESTAX EXTRAVAGANZA 2002 SINGAPORE FINALS
FINALIST IN ‘HIPHOP FEST 2002’ DJ BATTLE
FINALIST IN ‘PALA’ DJ BATTLE 2003
3RD PLACING IN ‘QUIETSTORM’ HIPHOP DJ MIXING COMPETITION
CHAMPION IN ‘BOUNCE’ DJ COMPETITION
3RD PLACING IN ‘PIONEER STREET PHUTURE MIX’
FINALIST IN ‘PONY’ DJ BATTLE
CHAMPION IN ‘NORTH-EAST CDC’ DJ COMPETITION
DISCOGRAPHY & INTERNATIONAL GIGS
DBL O (MOHAMED SULTAN ROAD)
O BAR (MOHAMED SULTAN ROAD)
DBL O (QUEENS STREET)
AVALON MIXING LOUNGE
NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY 2012 SENTOSA HIPHOP 360 (CURRENT EVENT)
SOLID GOLD (CURRENT EVENT)
DONUTS (CURRENT EVENT)
DOPE BOY FRESH (CURRENT EVENT)
MINISTRY OF SOUND
MANNA HOUSE (JAKARTA)
THE STONES (BALI)
SKY DOME (BALI)
SKY GARDEN (BALI)
BRANDY’S CLUB (BALI)
9 SQUARE (BANDUNG)
COYOTE CLUB (SURABAYA)
ENTRANCE MUSIC TEMPLE (MEDAN)
PRESSURE LOUNGE (BRISBANE)
SQUEEZE CLUB (BRISBANE)
CLOUD 9 (SAIGON)
Ollie`des was featured on Berita Harian in July 2020