Hello.

2nd March 2014

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fuck

i gotta start using this shit for uni again

8th September 2013

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My Story. (i haven’t used my proper tumblr in ages)

So I had to write a story for one of my uni assessments.

My name is Jamie Fitzgerald, and this is my story.

I’ve been heavily into music since I was a young child, anything that sounded good to my ears, I loved. My first ever experience of music was when I had discovered my parents old vinyl player, and I used to play the old Christmas Carol vinyls they had and I used to sing and dance along to it.

Before my current career as a DJ, I used to play guitar (and occasionally still do). This was my first ever instrument. I’ve known how to play the guitar for almost 13 years now - heck who knows where I could be if I had formed a band? 

I went through different periods where I like one genre of music and hated 10 others. I’ve always had a love for Rock N’ Roll & Dance music. 

During the end of year 9 in high school, I had started getting more into the world of Electronic Dance Music. I had very little knowledge of this genre before then, all I knew that it was squeaky ‘annoying’ synths with hi-hats and a kick drum, it was something different.

During this time I had discovered the EDM subgenre; Hardstyle. A genre where the tracks are usually 150bpm, compressed kick drum, reverse basslines and screeches. This is where my interest of becoming a DJ started kicking in. I had downloaded a DJ program on the computer, and played around with it - I had no idea what I was doing at all. A few months later I purchased my first ever set of DJ gear. Day after day, after I came home from school I would play with my new toy and learn all the basics of it - I was self-taught. I dreamt of playing gigs in front of people, and dreamt to one day become a super star.

 My first ever gig was a house party back when I was 16. I still had my crappy piece of gear & the speakers I were using were computer speakers. Not bad for a first gig hey? What made it even worse was that I only knew this one type of this dance music genre, only a few people at this party liked it; others wanted slower, more commercial (aka radio) music which I never had.

I decided it was time to explore more of this music genre, and upgrade my gear to something more professional. During the years before I had turned 18, I discovered electro-house & dutch house. I made the jump from hardstyle to this music genre. Around this time I started producing my own tracks using FL Studio - I had no experience with working with a program like this, but I spent day after day learning how to use it and create my own music. 

When I turned 18, I had my first ever pub gig. At this time, I was designated by people as ‘DJ Wasabi’ becaause the other resident DJ was known as Chilli - get the comparison? (laugh). Anywho, this gig had given me a whole new view on DJing. This was the first time in my life, playing a live gig in front of 100 people! I eventually ended up getting residency at this pub & had also started earning money from doing it.

 During my first year of being legal age, I was holding three residencies & had played down in Kings Cross & had been featured on a radio station & podcast that was played in Melbourne and all over the world.

 Where am I now, a year after? Well, I had changed my name to Oh’Sabi (A cross between DJ Wasabi & Oh Snap! [a former name I had used]). I am currently booked out 2-3 gigs a week; doing club & pub gigs, school formals, weddings & parties. I have a fanbase that is spread around the world that grows everyday. My original tracks, remixes & mashups have been featured on websites & podcasts & have been played in various clubs around the world. Hell, I don’t even get called by my first name anymore, I’m just ‘Wasabi’.

 I didn’t expect most of this to happen really, even with all the effort I had put in, but it has, and I’m happy about it. It’s going to take more time and determination to get to where I want to be & who knows where I’ll be in 2014? The people are who motivating me to do this are my friends & family and my inspirations that have inspired me include Australian legends, Will Sparks & Joel Fletcher, Deorro & Flume. All these people have started no where, but through determination & hard work helped them achieve their dream.

21st August 2012

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22nd July 2012

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I love these people! (Taken with Instagram at Pulse)

I love these people! (Taken with Instagram at Pulse)

9th July 2012

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Tagged: kings crosstrademark hoteltrademarkhotelkingscrosscoyotetuesdaysdjOh Snap!

19th June 2012

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oddric:

The casualties of the 2012 Melbourne Earthquake. Never Forget.

oddric:

The casualties of the 2012 Melbourne Earthquake. Never Forget.

21st April 2012

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5th March 2012

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1st March 2012

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9th February 2012

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I wish I had money to buy myself a set of these :(

I HATE MY LIFE.

I wish I had money to buy myself a set of these :(

I HATE MY LIFE.

9th February 2012

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i still love you jackie

9th February 2012

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jackie hicks is a big gay

6th February 2012

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I’d say Brendan and I pulled a great crowd.

I’d say Brendan and I pulled a great crowd.

6th February 2012

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25th January 2012

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