DJ Spotlight on DJ Oliver

DJ Spotlight on DJ Oliver

Most queers in Toronto will know DJ Oliver from his time behind the deck at Fisher Price’s brilliant drag party, A Drag Tribute. Each month they focus on a masterfully fucked-up theme and run with it. Oliver then guides the crowd through the night with his expert song choices and mixing. Little do y’all know he’s also a music producer and a professional human in general. He recently released a track on Suah Records that you can check out on his SoundCloud page!

Thanks for keeping things real, Oliver.  You’re a true ally, talent, and cutie.

How did you get your DJ name?

My parents.

Is DJing something you’ve always dreamed of doing?

When I was a kid I was in love with the song “Better Off Alone” by Alice Deejay. So maybe…

We are already fans, but tell us why this city needs a DJ like you. What do you serve the children that no one else is serving?

Nicole Moudaber said that “music is taste.” So at the very least, I think I’m serving people that. And hopefully they vibe with it.


Give us three words that describe your musical styling.

Futurist, psychedelic, techno.

DJ pet peeve?

When DJs change tracks too quickly.

DJ fave moment everytime you spin?

Surprise tequila shots.

Secret-weapon song?

Corona, “Rhythm of the Night.”

Strangest place you’ve ever played?

Oasis Aqualounge.

Other things you do in Toronto?

I write music for television commercials and films.

Other DJs in the city that you love?

I think Mark Oliver deserves a mention. Also, Simon Duty and his record label, Rhetorical, are very cool. You should check them out!

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