Simon van Os
Simon van Os was born a stone’s throw away from our hallowed Vauxhall Holiday Park at James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth at the beginning of the first daisy age. He fell in love with music at a very early age, buying his first 7” single at the tender age of 4 (sadly it wasn’t a soul classic… Abba’s Fernando) but since then he has kept a very eclectic taste in all genres.
Simon became a DJ a few years later, learning his trade at a fair share of interesting pubs, clubs and raves in the late 80s and early 90s. His music styles grew to include electro, breakbeat, hip hop and he quickly became known as a local source of mix tapes for break dancers and crews before having his eyes opened to RnB and New Jack Swing. Simon has played at clubs across the country and the globe
He confirmed a passion for soul and funk music at his first Caister weekender in 1995 and hasn’t looked back since. Being a regular punter for many years and founding member of the Soul Purpose Mafia, he joined the Caister DJ roster in May 2014 bringing New Jack Swing to the Hideout and further increasing the variety of music styles that Caister offers.
He was also very honoured to join the ranks of Caister Radio DJ legends playing his own selection of old school hip hop classics. Easily recognisable by his old school tracksuit tops and lairy coloured trainers, you’d be forgiven for thinking that he hasn’t left the 80s yet!
Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack
Last night a DJ saved my life - Indeep
Burn rubber on me - Gap Band
Dr Love - First Choice
Chief Rocka - Lords of the Underground
Change of heart - Change
I want her - Keith Sweat
Rump Shaker - Wreckx-N-Effect
Know how - Young MC
Rock the bells - LL Cool J
Star Wars - yes, all of them.
Love, Honour and Obey
V for Vendetta
Unknown facts about Simon van Os:
He has been held together with over 100 stitches due to a mis-spent youth.
He has over 60 pairs of trainers.
He has two cats called Barney and Jasmine.
He is a brown belt in karate and can still do the full splits!
See you soon!