Long long time ago
DJ Angel O. was born on the 1977 and he got a wonderful birthday-gift: His mother is a fan of every kind of music and listens to it the whole day – and so did little Angelo. No wonder he already became a DJ even if he didn’t even know the meaning of the words „Disc Jockey“: At the age of 6 he already sat in front of the recorder and „mixed“ his own „demo-tapes“ – with only one record player, one song after the other. When he got 9 years old, he bought his first vynil. He had to: The „CD“ wasn’t very well known back in these days and people listened to the good old vynil.
At his first parties he recognised, that DJing fascinated him; he was very surprised, that the men and women behind the turntables are able to influence the crowd in front of them and how they control the people on the dancefloor just by playing music. Angelo decided, that he wants to do this as well. And so the 15 years old Angelo bought his first MK2 (Technics) – a very old MK2, but ideal for working on his skills. He was still an apprentice at this time and had to set priorities: DJing came in second place, but when he had finished his apprenticeship he got back to it and signed his first bookings with party-organisations and clubs: His first booking concerned an „Extremehouse“-Party at Zurich main station – together with house music-icons like Mr. Mike and DJ Antoine. While other beginners have to play in dark cellars and on birthday-parties for years, party-organisators early recognised DJ Angel O.’s enormous talent and his already advanced skills.
Where he played and plays: Next to his „daytime-job“ as a partner of the „Boutique Gardenia“ (Backerstrasse, Zurich) he got booked very often and for many different events in and around Zurich: 2. Akt, Club Indochine, Q-Club, Next Club (Wallisellen), PurPur, OXA, Säulenhalle and the no. 1 Swiss club, the Kaufleuten, became his workplaces. But also the SoDa- Bar in Baden and the „Livingroom.fm“ in St. Moritz were places he played. In the 2nd and 4th Akt he became the resident-DJ and you can say, that many of the guests come there because of him on weekends; both of these bars are among the most successful bars in Switzerland.
Angelo plays for his guests and not for himself – he plays always for his audience. Nothing brings more pleasure to him but seeing, how his guest dance and celebrate to his music and so, over the years, he’s got the right feeling for playing the right music at the right time. „I play every kind of house music; from calm sounds to Deep House and big beats to „Big Room House“. I’ve got everything“. But he isn’t a DJ that plays only charts: „the sounds they play on the radio charts I don’t play. But I know that my guests like it, when they recognise certain songs. If my guests feel comfortable, I do.“ And the guests seem to like it: Angelo was one of the few Swiss. „This gig was one of the highlights in my career as a DJ“. Also one of these highlights was founding his own label „SUPREME LOVE“, that he founded together with his buddy and DJ-colleague „Joe Anthony: SUPREME LOVE Events happen in the Labor Bar (Aeschbacher Studios) and are visited by all kind of party animals.
But people don’t like DJ Angel O. only because of his skills as a DJ; many of the party-organisators see a good friend in him and often visit DJ Angel O.’s own homepage www.angel-o.com.