MC OBLIQUITY

For over 17 years Obliquity has been entertaining the underground electronic music scene from the east to west coast, from Canada to Mexico. Based in the Midwest, Jon Ostroushko aka Obliquity grew up in a heavily music influenced life. Having a hippee for a dad that helped out some of the greatest bands in the 60's who also went on to have the premier rock club of the late 60's early 70's in Minneapolis, The Labor Temple, helped form Jon's strong respect for music. At the early age of 8 he was turned on to the electronic music sounds through random music that his oldest brother would bring into the house and casually listen to. 

For Jon this was the music that made him move. The definitive song that peaked his interested in rhyming to beats was MC Tunes vs. 808 States' "Dance Yourself to Death (License to Thrill)" from the iconic Greg Stump action sports movie "License to Thrill". Around the age of 13 he began to MC for friends and at small house parties and was eventually put on stage by Minneapolis' Nik Gunz where he played his first "real show" for 1200 people. Over the years he has found his groove but in an odd way. Not wanting to feel tied down he usually lends his vocal talents to House or UK Hardcore but often steps up to the mic for the sounds of DnB, Breaks or even Trance.

Being that he didn't want to be tied down to a single genre of music he was turned on to 2-Step and Uk Garage during the early part of the 2000's. He began to work closely with notorious UK Garage/2 Step crew, The Steppers Alliance (see Time Magazine) to help usher in a sound that was new to the states. Over the years he has laid down lyrics with the likes of DJ Brisk, Nigel Richards, Dani Deahl, DJ Isaac, Headhunterz, D-Block & S-te-fan, No Left Turn, Milo, Spree, NATO, Twilight and more. Obliquity is currently working with DJ Squiggles and performing world wide.

Past Shows


Aug
31
st
2019
Mainroom + Entry
Aug
31
st
2019
Mainroom + Entry

BASSGASM

with DJ Craze, vaski, THE HORRORIST and more!
Oct
25
th
2014
The Record Room
Oct
25
th
2014
The Record Room

HotDish

with Nate Laurence, j matthews, PATRICK JAMES and more!
Mar
21
st
2014
Mainroom + Entry + Record Room
Mar
21
st
2014
Mainroom + Entry + Record Room

BASSGASM and TWRK (Mad Decent)

with Tommy Four Seven, Lady Faith, Aaron Lee and more!
Jan
4
th
2014
Mainroom
Jan
4
th
2014
Mainroom

REID SPEED (Play Me/LA) and SANDRA COLLINS (Perfecto/LA)

with ALIEN BRAIN FOOD, Bunnymob, DJ ESP WOODY MCBRIDE and more!
Sep
21
st
2012
First Avenue
Sep
21
st
2012
First Avenue
Sep
23
rd
2011
Mainroom
Jul
23
rd
2011
First Avenue
Mar
9
th
2011
7th St Entry
Mar
9
th
2011
7th St Entry

THE UNOFFICIAL GIRL TALK AFTERPARTY 2.0

with World Class Art Thieves, ILL.ICIA DASHIVA, DUST N' HAZE and more!
Feb
18
th
2011
Mainroom
Feb
18
th
2011
Mainroom

BASSGASM

with Krafty Kuts, REID SPEED (Play Me/LA), Chris Liberator and more!
Jul
23
rd
2010
First Avenue
Jul
23
rd
2010
First Avenue

BASSGASM

with MIKE BUCK, Centrific, KEVIN KING and more!

More Shows

Apr
24
th
Fine Line

Nada Surf

Jul
24
th
Fine Line

Armor For Sleep

with Never Loved and Silence of You
Nov
16
th
7th St Entry
canceled

Vundabar

Nov
17
th
NoonChorus

Sylvan Esso