Osman Bas, born in 1989, is a Rotterdam-based DJ, Radio host, programmer and the co-founder of the cultural institution and station Operator Radio. Osman got involved in music at a young age after thoroughly exploring the Dutch creative club scene and all it had to offer. At age of 17, he started collecting records. Soon after, Osman decided to share his music collection with the world. His career kickstarted after playing at numerous parties around the Netherlands and hosting his own vinyl-only night: Analog. Osman very quickly gained recognition in the Dutch dance scene.
His eclectic sets have evolved over the years, but his music taste has always remained true to its core. Osman’s Hip-Hop, Nu-soul, Soul, House and Broken Beat sets have given dancers great nights at venues such as Paradiso, BAR and Chicago Social Club. Recently, Osman has been exploring new directions. A more grown-up and straightforward approach to his sets, combining electronic music with the sounds that have defined his career since the beginning.
Osman is the head programmer at Operator, a station he co-founded back in June 2018. He also played a key role in the evolution of the Schieblock, one of Rotterdam’s creative hotspots. And he worked as a local promoter at Amsterdam venue Chicago Social Club, for two years, since 2017.
He now hosts his own radio show, every other week on Thursdays. It's called ‘A Way With Music’. In this show he examines language through music together with guests such as Waxfiend, FS Green and Rachel Green. This show has been running for the last 4 years with more than 100 episodes and counting.