Get acquainted with Omar El-Amin, in-arena DJ for the Milwaukee Bucks.
1. He Enjoyed the Milwaukee Bucks’ Disastrous 15-win Season.
The 2013-2014 season was 33-year-old Omar El-Amin’s first DJing at the Fortress on Fourth, and even though it was the team’s worst in franchise history, it gave him a chance to adapt to his new gig. Although the Northwest Side native has been a DJ for 100.7 FM since 2002, “DJing at an arena is not like a nightclub,” he says.
2. His Favorite Song to Play is an ’80s One-Hit Wonder.
“It’s going to sound weird as hell, but I love to play The Outfield’s ‘Your Love.’”
3 He Doesn’t Tempt the Mascot.
Employees like DJ O wear headsets during games and keep a running dialogue with each other – pointing out happenings in the arena, or goofing around by making fake dares. But “don’t dare Bango,” El-Amin says. “He might actually do it.”
4. He Knows The Players’ tastes.
The NBA doesn’t allow many opportunities for players to hear their favorite music in the arena. But DJ O pays attention to the players’ likes and dislikes. In the 2013-14 season, when Icona Pop’s “I Love It” was a radio staple, “Caron Butler didn’t want that record played anymore because we were losing so much,” he says.
5. He’s Taking Requests.
This season brings upgrades to the in-arena fan experience, which, for him, means more interaction with the Bucks faithful. “I’m going to … see if we can allow the fans to suggest some records,” he says.