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The next installation of our Dustpan recordings party at BluJaz features a very special guest and friend, DJ Todd Omotani! Alongside Ming Knackle and Dustpan Recordings head honcho, Kane Ian. Time for some boogie!

More about Todd Omotani:

Vancouver’s Todd Omotani is famous for tearing it up on the dancefloors of his legendary club residencies. Omotani was lucky enough to been introduced to house music in Calgary, Alberta by Canadian house music pioneer DJ Rice in the summer of 1987. Over the next 6 years Omotani had his skills tuned and sharpened by Calgary legends Dean Clark, Mike Eremita and DJ Rice.

In 1995 Todd’s best friend took him on a trip to the house music mecca of Chicago, Illinois. Todd had found exactly what he had been looking for, “underground”. So he began to make regular trips to Chicago, as well as bringing Chicago’s finest djs to DJ across Western Canada. On his trips to Chicago, Todd formed strong friendships and bonds with DJ Heather, DJ Colette, Tim “Home & Garden” Shumaker, Gene Farris, Johnny Fiasco, Légo, Mark Grant, JDub, and Derrick Carter. But the person that was the key to learning and absorbing the Chicago style of djing / production was from the notorious Diz.

Returning back to Vancouver with his absorbed knowledge, Omotani’s following grew through notorious house nights at Vancouver’s biggest clubs, Sonar, Shine, Bar None, Celebrities, Saturday resident for almost 7 years at the infamous “World” afterhours, and now monthly at Ginger 62. Todd’s popularity is due to his incredible ear for ass-shaking trax, unforgettable vocals blended with soul moving rhythms, which always leads to packed dancefloors. Omotani’s following has spread beyond the borders of Canada leading to guest appearances at clubs across the globe, most notable is his residency at SOLID in Tokyo, Japan which he had a helping hand in shaping into Tokyo’s best house music night.

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