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DJ M.O.S.

A favorite amongst some of the music industry’s biggest players including Mariah Carey, Diddy, Russell Simmons, Kanye West and Wyclef Jean, as well as supermodels Giselle Bundchen and Selita Ebanks, DJ M.O.S fuels the energy of the nation’s most exclusive events and evening hot-spots.

Known for breaking new music, M.O.S., has taken his humble musical roots of playing the piano and saxophone music and turned them into a successful career.

The New Yorker is a regular at high-profile nightclubs and events across the country including Marquee, Tenjune, Butter, Tao, Mansion, Room Service and Prive. M.O.S. has also spun at Fashion Week and industry events for top-tier publications such as Elle, People and Black Book magazines.

Building a strong following amongst celebrities, socialites and tastemakers, M.O.S. combines a unique mixture of rock, soul, hip-hop, house and ‘80s and ‘90s classics.

Real name
Masud Ogbonna Semple
Name orgins
It's actually an acronym for my name. It's Masud Ogbonna Semple. Masud means fortune in Swahili. I was already DJing and I was on stage and they were like, What's your DJ name? I couldn't think of anything else.
Current status
Performing locally and nationally
City
New York
Years spinning
12
Genre:
80s, Hip hop, House
Favorite place to listen
Joe's Pub, NY
Favorite song
Baby Be Mine by Michael Jackson
Favorite place to play
Tao Las Vegas is like every night is New Years Eve.
Past gigs
Tao/07-present; Marquee, NY/07-present; Arena, NY/07-present
Influences
Michael Jackson, Gang Starr, Funk Master Flex, Kid Capri, Red Alert, Mark Ronson, the New York hip-hop club scene
Sounds like
'70s classics, a lot more soulful stuff.
DJ gear
Technics 1200s, Rane 56 or 57 mixer, Serato Scratch LIVE, MacBook Pro
Instruments
Piano, Saxophone
Booking contact
Akil Rucker