Biography of Louis Osbourne
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In a career spanning eighteen years on the underground music scene, Louis Osbourne’s relentless ability to attract success as a label owner, DJ, producer and broadcaster has well and truly sealed his name an industry stalwart, but don’t let us simply persuade you with clichés - just listen to the facts.
A prestigious residency at Café Mambo in Ibiza from 98-99 added his name to the illustrious yet small list of jocks to hold down the fort at the legendary San Antonio sunset bar – including the likes of Lawler and Gooding. Add into the mix residencies at Ibiza super-club Amnesia, Birmingham techno mecca House of God and U60311 in Frankfurt, you begin to get an idea of the appeal many hold for Osbourne. As a DJ, his appearances alone read like a ‘who’s who’ of the best venues around the world – Club der Visionaere (GER), D-Edge (BR), Pacha (IBZ), Creamfields (UK), Global Gathering (UK) Love Parade (GER) and throw in a Radio 1 Essential Mix Tour (UK), the list goes on and on.
It’s pretty hard not to indulge in lists when it comes to Louis Osbourne, there simply isn’t enough space to write up each achievement. Take the list of familiar and legendary names he’s lined up alongside; Loco Dice, Josh Wink, DJ Sneak, Derrick Carter, Dave Clarke, Damian Lazarus, Erick Morilo and the Basement Jaxx. That’s without mentioning the likes of Tiga, Erol Alkan, 2ManyDJs, Mylo, Simian Mobile Disco, Ivan Smagghe and Derrick May. Believe or not, that isn’t the full list, which is testament to Osbourne’s ability behind the turntables and the demand he continues to find himself in, even after eighteen years hard graft.
As if that wasn’t enough to fill his ever-expanding diary, in 2008 Osbourne started his own imprint called Mija Recordings. Attracting a mixture of well-established artists and fresh new talent, the label has fast become an underground powerhouse. Stacey Pullen, Jamie Anderson, Alan Fitzpatrick and Fish Go Deep have all put out records on Mija with many more also opting to work with Osbourne at Mija.
Production-wise, he’s no slouch either. Working closely with co-hort Jamie Anderson, as “Osbourne & Anderson”, Louis has released on the highly respected Front Room. Their remix of Jon Gurd’s ‘Stamp’, out on Mija Recordings, made big waves in the electronic music world in 2010, and in early 2011 the Osbourne & Anderson remix of Tube & Berger ‘Fog Head’ held fort in the Beatport charts for what seemed like forever, making it the biggest selling record on Neurotraxx Deluxe this year. The fall of 2011 is set to be equally memorable, if not more so, as more collaborations with Anderson see the light of day and further releases signed to Made To Play, run by Tech-House don Jesse Rose, and Osbourne’s own Mija.
Capping it all off is a monthly radio show on Proton Radio; called ‘Mija presents…’, where Osbourne takes you on a two-hour journey through electronic music. Hour one allows Louis to exhibit his renowned mixing ability whilst the second sixty minutes is an opportunity for the cultured label boss to showcase artists on the Mija imprint, as well as familiar faces supporting his finely tuned brand of House and Techno.
What is certain about Louis Osbourne is that the Law Graduate has not only carved out a wealth of global experience behind the decks as well as in front of the mixing desk, but his biography well and truly speaks for itself. Osbourne isn’t a man who needs to talk up his achievements; he doesn’t need too, there’s a list of facts to prove it… suppose he’s a bit like his infamous Father, Ozzy, in that respect.
Club Residencies Held:
Afterburner @ U60311, Frankfurt, Germany (2007-present)
Magik Musik @ The Custard Factory, Birmingham, UK (2005-2008)
Bugged Out @ Amnesia, Ibiza (1999)
Cream @ Amnesia, Ibiza (1998)
Café Mambo, Ibiza (1998-1999)
House Of God, Birmingham, UK (1996 to 2002)