Ogie

(Skopje, Republic of Macedonia)

Ogie is a pioneering producer and DJ on the Macedonian electronic scene, present and active since the 90’s. One of the early digital pioneers, he started working on tracker software, eventually becoming a master of sampling and detailed production work. Over the years, his style grew from a start in dance-floor oriented breakbeat flavours, then took a turn to mellow ambient cinematic soundscapes. Eventually he took a break from music production, to return with explorations in the dance-floor territory of 4/4 house and techno beats, along his experimentalist leftfield dub trips represented on his eclectic “Favour Savour” mix series.

Ogie’s tracks have been featured on the earliest compilations of Macedonian electronic music artists, released by PMG Recordings, Third Ear Music and Margina magazine. Furthermore, he has written and produced music for theatre plays and various multimedia presentations, as well as performed his music live at various venues across Macedonia. Most notably, his music has been featured on the soundtrack of the award-winning documentary “Maybe Logic: The Lives and Ideas of Robert Anton Wilson”.

As a DJ, he started playing mainly drum’n’bass music from 1999 to 2003 and helped establish the Macedonian drum’n’bass scene. He has DJed in various clubs, events and festivals across Macedonia and held the first resident drum’n’bass night for some time with a team of friends AKA the “01 crew”. Notably, he has been a warm-up DJ for drum’n’bass heavyweights such as LTJ Bukem and Aphrodite and recently played alongside NHK’Koyxen, Big Bud, Balkansky, Florian Kupfer…

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