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Biography

Founder of Downtown Disco and resident DJ for Renaissance, Ian Ossia is an extremely talented artist and has a great ear for the best nu-disco sounds out there. His sets are funky and bouncy , guaranteed to get the dance floor rocking with his choice of music, mixing and special fx skills.

Ian Ossia began his DJing career in 1992 at the hugely influential. extremely cool ‘Venus’ night in Nottingham. Ian was snapped up very soon after this, with a residency at the super-club ‘Renaissance’ playing alongside top guests, such as David Morales, Danny Rampling, Sasha, John Digweed, and Ten City. He was one hot DJ  -all the girls travelled 100s of miles every weekend just to get a glimpse. a very quiet, extremely intelligent man, he was somewhat an enigma. Work out the puzzle and solve the mystery of his sixth sense for music. Everyone wanted to shag him!

Very soon, Ian’s name and reputation grew not only in the UK club scene but also globally. Touring with Renaissance, Ian’s unique progressive house sound was being recognised worldwide – including US, Australia, Asia, South America and throughout Europe. Ian’s commercial releases include 2 CDs in the Renaissance series, with friends and colleagues Dave Seaman and Nigel Dawson.

Recently, Ian has embraced the nu-disco genre of music, a sound that he is extremely excited and passionate about. For Ian, DJing was always about playing new sounds that created a buzz on the dancefloor.

Ian is well known for his strength in mixing 2 tracks to give the most amazing powerful sounds, and these technical skills really do come into play with the nu-disco genre of music. Ian has recently recorded nu-disco sets where he has used 3, sometimes 4 decks to create some super awesome, bouncy and unique mixes.

Ian is extremely talented and has a great ear for the best sounds out there. His sets are funky, bouncy and only the best tracks are worthy of being played. Ian can seriously get the dance floor rocking with his choice of music and his mixing and special fx skills.

Ian is the founder of Downtown Disco events. Playing alongside his favourite artists, Dr Packer, Late Nite Tuff Guy and Babert, the incredible first event inspired Ian to host more of these spectacular events in the future. Ian also masterminded the Downtown Disco branding and has built the Downtown Disco website. The Downtown Disco Agency is Ian’s latest project, focusing on representing artists he has the biggest respect for on the Nu-Disco scene.

This year,  Ian has released 2 tracks,  “Someone to Count on “  on Reloved Records -which charted at #2 in the Nu-Disco chart   which gained the support of Michael Gray, Birdee, Discotron, Seamus Haji to name to but a few and “Papa’s Stoned” on Masterworks Music smashed the Traxsource main Top 10 and held the Number 1 spot in Nu- Disco / Indie House for over 3 weeks and was charted by legends such as Dr Packer, C, Da Afro, Dave Leatherman, Ladies on Mars.

Ian has incredible creativity, the DJ life experience, a  special sense in music, passion for this new genre, that we why he is taking his hometown. Leeds on an amazing adventure discovering the funky, happy vibes from Nu-Disco and showing friends that this new genre was so exciting, it made us all feel that enjoyment for new exciting music back in the day, The next event on Saturday 10th August promises to be yet another incredible night. With Dr Packer, Michael Gray, Simon Kennedy, Andy Buchan and Curtis Zack.

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Tracks and DJ mixes

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  1. 01 Downtown Disco Vol.4 Ian Ossia
  2. 02 In Your Eyes (Ian Ossia's 2019 Downtown Disco Re-Edit) Babert
  3. 03 Young Hearts Run Free (Ian Ossia's Downtown Disco Edit) Candi Staton
  4. 04 Downtown Disco Vol.3 Ian Ossia
  5. 05 Downtown Disco Vol.2 Ian Ossia
  6. 06 Downtown Disco Vol.1 Ian Ossia
  7. 07 Live @ Downtown Disco 25/08/1018 Ian Ossia
Play List

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