Omar El Gamal

Name: Omar El Gamal
Birthdate: October 1st, 1986
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Nationality: Egyptian
Styles: Trance, progressive, tech-house
Influences: Markus Schulz, Rex Mundi, JPL, Pryda, Glenn Morrison, Hernan Cattaneo, Danny Howells, Guy J
Performed at: Circus Afterhours, Black & Blue, Living, Club 1234, Divers Cite, Beach Club
Website: www.omarelgamal.com
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Biography


Omar El Gamal was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1986. He lived in Egypt till he was 14 years old then he moved with his family to the USA. Omar has lived in California, Florida, and Ohio where he finished his High School. Omar used to be a Professional Swimmer. He swam for the Egyptian National Team. He represented the Egyptian National Team in many International Swimming Events like the Mediterranean Games and the African Games. He also swam in High School in the States where he earned an All-American in the 500yards Free Style.

In 2004, Omar decided to move to Montreal, Canada to attend University where he earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University. Omar el Gamal fell in love with the city and the night life in Montreal, especially the vibrant EDM scene in Montreal. His first big party was at the legendary afterhours Stereo Nightclub, where he went to see Markus Schulz play in November 2006. He immediately fell in love with EDM, more specifically dark progressive melodic trance. He was fortunate to see many great DJays like Markus Schulz, Sasha, Digweed, Armin van Buuren, Danny Howells, & Gareth Emery to name a few. The exposure to different genres in EDM has helped him find exactly what he likes. Omar is influenced by many different genres like rock, trance, & house. Omar agrees with Armin van Buuren’s motto “never be a prisoner of your own style”. He believes that a DJ has to be open to all genres because all genres feed into each other, and great musicians are influenced by different sounds.

2009 was a great year for Omar, as he was selected as the local Montreal DJ to play at the massive “Global 2009″ event at Circus in September 2009 where he shared the decks with many great DJays like Wippenberg, Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Simon Patterson. Omar El Gamal started 2010 on a good note, he played at the massive “Odyssey 2010″ event at Circus Afterhours, where he shared the decks with big names like Wippenberg, Gareth Emery, Saeed Younan, and Arnej. Omar believes that the only way to succeed and excel in his DJ career is to start producing his own music. Currently, Omar is working on developing his own unique sound that hopefully he will be able to carry around the world in the near future.

Omar El Gamal currently has his monthly Radio Show Perception broadcasted on Sense.FM (Progressive Channel) on the first Saturday of every month where he plays the latest in Electronic Dance Music.


Events


Date Event Venue
Jul 06th 2013    Hernan Cattaneo, Cesar Romero, Omar El Gamal Circus Afterhours
Dec 31st 2012    Jay Lumen, Leon Boiler, Orjan Nilsen Circus Afterhours
Oct 05th 2012    Armin van Buuren, Jochen Miller, Omar El Gamal New City Gas
Sep 02nd 2012    Markus Schulz, KhoMha, Omar El Gamal Beach Club
Jun 09th 2012    Hernan Cattaneo, Richie G, Omar El Gamal Circus Afterhours
Apr 08th 2012    Bal en Blanc 2012 (18th Edition) Palais des Congres
Dec 31st 2011    Jaytech, Leon Bolier, Superchumbo Circus Afterhours
Aug 13th 2011    Micheal Woods, Mat Zo, Jochen Miller Beach Club
Jul 29th 2011    Marcel Woods, Bobina, Mischa Daniels Divers Cite
Jul 22nd 2011    Gareth Emery - Northern Lights Concert Telus Theatre

Music



Radio Show Podcast


Omar El Gamal currently has his monthly Radio Show “Perception” broadcasted on Sense.FM (Progressive Channel) on the first Saturday of every month from 6:00 PM CST | 7:00 PM EST | 24:00 GMT | 01:00 CET where he plays the latest in Electronic Dance Music.

Videos


Omar El Gamal @ Bal en Blanc 2012 Highlights & Interview