Sergio ” DJ Serg Vicious” Olmos, born and raised in Chicago’s Northside, is a deejay and music producer. DJ Serg is known for his ability to work in multiple genres of music. From a young age his parents instilled the value of hard work and discipline. His father enrolled him in music lessons at the age of 8. DJ Serg grew up learning to play the organ and drums. At around age 13 he found his real passion in music and began to master the turntables. He knew he was hooked. He would continue to deejay local parties, events, and competitions. He has played at several Chicago venues including Zentra, V-Live, Martini Ranch, Grand Bar, the Field Museum, and more. He has had the distinct honor of being number 1 on the Reverb Nation Chicago Charts for 6 months in a row. He was named a 2013 Chicago Independent Music Award Nominee for his work in deejaying and music production. He has also been invited to perform at the Interfusion Music Summit in California. Sergio holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Sociology and speaks fluent Spanish. He is currently working on his debut album with an anticipated release of Spring 2015.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
DJ SERG VICIOUS: I was born and raised in the North side of Chicago, Illinois.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
DJ SERG VICIOUS: My music background is house and hip hop music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
DJ SERG VICIOUS: My songs are not about anything in particular, only about making good music by using the samples and loops that were in my possession at that moment when I put whatever track together.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your favorite song to perform and why?
DJ SERG VICIOUS: My favorite song to perform would be “A New Year” because I produced it during the New Year holiday. This song involves vocal hymns that really put the track into a good vibe that can transcend into any type of song whether it be Rap or RNB pop.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What has surprised you most in the pursuit of a music career?
DJ SERG VICIOUS: What has surprised me about the pursuit of a career in music would be amount of time it takes to get accustomed to new computer hardware & software.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
DJ SERG VICIOUS: My musical influences are rap artist like The Beastie Boys, DaftPunk, Nas, Common, De La Soul, Dj Premier, The Roots, Tony Touch, Dj Muggs, Alchemist, Mobb Deep, WuTang, Slick Rick, BeatNuts, The Liks, Black Starr, and that’s just hip hop artist…
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
DJ SERG VICIOUS: My music would best be described as an Electro blend of urban music with up tempo beats, and remixed hooks.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
DJ SERG VICIOUS: What makes me stand out from other artist is that I have the ability to do different types of genres where the BPMs might differ.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What would you like to see changed in today’s music industry?
DJ SERG VICIOUS: What I would like to see changed in today’s music industry would be the expenses that an artist is liable for.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?
DJ SERG VICIOUS: Some upcoming projects that I’m working on is an LP, along with new 12” singles I put out monthly on my SoundCloud and reverbnation page accounts.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in ten years?
DJ SERG VICIOUS: My career goals are to open up musical programs that will benefit children and young adults in poor neighborhoods. In ten years I see myself opening up a cultural center.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
DJ SERG VICIOUS: My fans can access my music and contact me through Facebook, Twitter, Reverbnation, Sound Cloud, & Mixcloud pages by using #dj sergyserg or dj serg vicious.
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