Omar was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1986. He lived in Egypt till he was 14 years old then he moved with his family to the USA. Omar has lived in California, Florida, and Ohio where he finished his High School. Omar used to be a Professional Swimmer. He swam for the Egyptian National Team. He represented the Egyptian National Team in many International Swimming Events like the Mediterranean Games and the African Games. He also swam in High School in the States where he earned an All-American in the 500yards Free Style.
In 2004, Omar decided to move to Montreal, Canada to attend University where he earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University. Omar fell in love with the city and the night life in Montreal, especially the vibrant EDM scene in Montreal. His first big party was at the legendary afterhours club Stereo, where he went to see Markus Schulz play in November 2006. He immediately fell in love with EDM, more specifically dark progressive melodic music. He was fortunate to see many great DJays like Markus Schulz, Sasha, Digweed, Armin Van Buuren, Danny Howells, & Gareth Emery to name a few. The exposure to different genres in EDM has helped him find exactly what he likes. Omar is influenced by many different genres like rock, trance, & house. Omar agrees with Armin van Buuren’s motto “never be a prisoner of your own style”. He believes that a DJ has to be open to all genres because all genres feed into each other, and great musicians are influenced by different sounds.
2009 was a great year for Omar, as he was selected as the local Montreal DJ to play at the massive “Global 2009" event at Circus in September 2009 where he shared the decks with world class like Wippenberg, Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Simon Patterson.
Omar started 2010 on a good note, he played at the massive “Odyssey 2010” event at Circus Afterhours, where he shared the decks with big names like Wippenberg, Gareth Emery, Saeed Younan, and Arnej. Omar also played at the “Ibiza 2010” party at beachclub. He also played at clubs like 1234 & Living Night Club. Omar ended 2010 with playing at the massive “Black & Blue” event.
2011 has been a great year for Omar, He played with the # 1 DJ in the world Armin van Buuren @ Beachclub, and has played with many big names like Gareth Emery, Jon Digweed, Leon Bolier to name a few. On The production front, Omar has been working hard in the studio, his new single Mr. Karate was supportted by heavy weight Dutch DJ/Producer Sasha Le Monnier.
2012 has been an amazing year for Omar, He played at the massive Bal en Blanc event in Montreal with DJs like Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Steve Angello, Danny Tenaglia, Fedde Le Grand, & More. He will also be playing with one of his true inspirations “Hernan Cattaneo” His Productions are starting to flourish and he has been recieving support from big names like Hernan Cattaneo, John Digweed, Dave Seaman, Cid Inc, Sasha Le Monnier, Derek Howells, & Many More.
Omar currently has his monthly Radio Show “Perception” broadcasted on Sense.FM (Progressive Channel) on the first Saturday of every month where he plays the latest in Electronic Dance Music.
To Tune in, Please Visit: http://www.sense.fm/omar-el-gamal-vision/index.php
Also you can check his soundcloud page at www.soundcloud.com/omarelgamal