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Olivier Carriapen a.k.a Olivier C. won the 2009 prestigious Habitat DJ competition in Perth and gained his residency at the Shape night club. He was then nominated in the same year in the Perth Dance Music Awards , since then, this Mauritian born DJ/ Producer has evolved into becoming an inevitable musical talent, now hosting as DJ at the 'Zoo Bar' and for the internet radio the 'Backyard project'.
Kurtis Mantronik- How did you know and Ill be loving you by moony Doves seemed to pull Olivier C. from hiphop /rnb and ragga towards more electronic built sounds.
Tracks from Kurtis Digweed and Timo maas were the defining moment for Olivier C. Digging into albums from Paul van Dyke, Harry choo choo romero, global underground and renaissance masters series, Olivier C. glued himself to the EDM genre and starting performing in clubs such as AG22, Buddah club and Ngyone, MRU.
With duo projects alongside Arvin ‘peopleinlove’, Olivier C. started focusing his energy towards making sets and edits. This eventually led him to be aired across internet radios such as insomnia FM, ensonic FM…
Not feeling a sense of accomplishment, Olivier C. left Mauritius for Australia, where he played at bar 138, which promotes young talents and is a platform to meet Australian local promoters and club owners.
In search of his preferred genre, Olivier C. slowly experimented with the rising tech house and techno genre, finally culminating into the genre that he distills the best, heavily influenced by African percussions, Deep house ,Tech house the Afro-tech house.
His residency at Shape , Perth, saw him play alongside international renowned artists such as Jim Rivers(Global underground),Excentric Fergie( Excentric Muzik, Rekluse, Tribal Rage), Kruse and Nuenberg( Dieb Audio, SlipNSlide,NRK,Freshmeat,Dark Energy), bag raiders, Butch, Reset Robots, Phase rock, Rollin Connection, Shazam, Jamie Stevens to name a few.
He also regularly plays for famous Australian promoters such as Lucid Deaming, Lokal , Fork, Global, Fore, Open Decks and habitat.
Olivier C. main influences are Cessaria Evora, Salif keita, Ismaelo , Davy sicard, Paul van Dyke, Armin Van buuren, Hernan Cattaneo, harry choo choo romero and sTeinberg..
His latest remix of American idol finalist Casey Abrams was listed in the top best 5 remixes and ranked 2nd through public votes.