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.