Seattle native DJAO, aka Alex Osuch, is a producer/vocalist of electronic music: hazy bass, sung echoes, swungout drums, zones. Alex began to produce in earnest after joining up with Dropping Gems in 2010, and his live performances have since evolved to their current state: a combination of singing, triggering, and dancing. His music covers a wide fuzzy swath of the electronic spectrum. It exemplifies the progressive tradition of mixing elements from different disciplines into a cohesive whole, all in service of a central harmonic vision. It confronts everything from sadness to relaxation to the warm revelation of a burden lifted. Behind it all is a profoundly mundane daily routine.
“The Alchemist: Alex Osuch aka DJAO,” City Arts, by Jonathan Zwickel, January 2, 2014
“DJAO / Running in the Fog / Natasha Kmeto – ‘Bass Camp SF’,” Tiny Mix Tapes, by Top Heavy, May 30, 2014