Onionz

Real Name:
Andrew Venagas
Profile:
Onionz (born 1970) is an American music producer, DJ, and musician. The native New Yorker is known for his many contributions to Electronic Music, and more specifically, his unique signature DJing style of blending House music and Techno sounds together. In 2002, he was nominated for Billboard Magazine’s Beat Box DanceStar USA Awards in the Best Breakthrough DJ category. Onionz' earliest musical influence was his father, Victor Venegas, who played upright bass alongside important Latin and Jazz musicians such as Mongo Santamaría, Celia Cruz, Nina Simone, and Harlem River Drive Band. By the age of ten, Onionz was an accomplished percussionist on his own, making regular stage appearances together with his father and other notable musicians including Candido, David Amram, Steve Berrios, and Paquito D'Rivera.

As a youth, Onionz gained further musical inspiration from David Mancuso (The Loft NYC creator), DJ/producer duo The Latin Rascals, and Red Alert. By mid-1982, Onionz began mixing together early styles of Hip hop, Breakbeat, and Disco records while DJing local NYC venues.

Over the last 35 years Onionz has toured and headlined premier dance music festivals and events throughout 45 states within the US and 37 countries abroad.

Within the past 25 years, Onionz has contributed both original productions and remixes to numerous dance music labels including Intec Digital, Warner Music/Rhino Records, Om Records, Defected Records, Champion Records, and Ibadan Records. Additionally, he produced remixes for many influential dance music artists including Carl Cox, Robin S, Roy Ayers, Robert Owens, and Sandy B. In 1994, he founded the dance music record label Electrik Soul. Electrik Soul has put out music by Dubtribe, Dj Yousef, Joeski, Tony Senghore, Hipp-e, Fred Everything, ETI, Leo Young Eli Escobar, Shan Nicholson, Wally Callerio, Dj Who, Troy Dillard, Vitamin D, Halo, and Master D.

Currently, Onionz remains an active within the Electronic Music scene as he continues to tour and deliver his signature style of DJing to audiences throughout the United States and abroad. He has an established production catalog of 200 + original music tracks and remixes which continues to grow.

During 2016 and 2017 Onionz wrote his first film score as Musical Director for the short Xing Film. Onionz lead and introduced the Xing Film team to the current world of Electronic Music by including incredible talent into his score with music by licenses by Slam, Frankie Bones, Carl Cox and Funk D Void. The film that Onionz helped design and power won its way to 18 film festivals and two awards including a screening at Festival de Cannes in France.
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Onionz Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

ES 7002 Onionz - Unlock Your Heart album art Onionz & DJ Who Onionz & DJ Who - Unlock Your Heart(12") Electrik Soul ES 7002 US 1995 Sell This Version
Onionz - Extreme Measures E.P. album art Onionz, Tony* & Dano Onionz, Tony* & Dano - Extreme Measures E.P. (EP) Moody Recordings UK 1999 Sell This Version
ES 8000 Onionz - The Supreme Soul Team album art Onionz & E.T.I. Onionz & E.T.I. - The Supreme Soul Team(12") Electrik Soul ES 8000 US 1999 Sell This Version
LP022 Onionz - Brother's Hand album art Tony*, Onionz, Dano, Master D Present 6400 Crew Tony*, Onionz, Dano, Master D Present 6400 Crew - Brother's Hand(12") Low Pressings LP022 UK 1999 Sell This Version
Onionz - Chango Musi album art Onionz, Joeski & Mast r D* Onionz, Joeski & Mast r D* - Chango Musi Electrik Soul US 2000 Sell This Version
Onionz - Hold On To Your Love album art Onionz & Joeski Presents Barrio Bros* Featuring Troy Dillard Onionz & Joeski Presents Barrio Bros* Featuring Troy Dillard - Hold On To Your Love Electrik Soul US 2000 Sell This Version
Onionz - Invizible Vibrations E.P. album art Onionz Invizible Vibrations E.P. (EP) Siesta Music US 2000 Sell This Version
Onionz - The Magic Of Music E.P. album art Onionz & Greg Sankovich Onionz & Greg Sankovich - The Magic Of Music E.P. (EP) Siesta Music US 2000 Sell This Version
Onionz - Mango Drum album art Onionz, Master D, Halo, Tony* Present 6400 Crew Onionz, Master D, Halo, Tony* Present 6400 Crew - Mango Drum Siesta Music US 2000 Sell This Version
Onionz - Touch Me album art Onionz, Joeski & Master D Onionz, Joeski & Master D - Touch Me Electrik Soul US 2000 Sell This Version
Onionz - I Need Ya album art 6400 Crew Presents Onionz & Halo 6400 Crew Presents Onionz & Halo - I Need Ya Electrik Soul US 2001 Sell This Version
Onionz - For Those Who Know E.P. album art Onionz For Those Who Know E.P. (EP) Aztlan Music US 2001 Sell This Version
Onionz - Tatoo Session album art Joeski And Onionz Joeski And Onionz - Tatoo Session Maya US 2001 Sell This Version
Onionz - Groove Predator album art Onionz Groove Predator Camouflage Recordings Canada 2001 Sell This Version
CLUB516-3 Onionz - Hold On To Your Love album art Onionz & Joeski Presents Barrio Bros* Featuring Troy Dillard Onionz & Joeski Presents Barrio Bros* Featuring Troy Dillard - Hold On To Your Love(12") Le Club CLUB516-3 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
Onionz - Getting Thru It album art Onionz Getting Thru It Mi Casa US 2002 Sell This Version
SHAB046 Onionz - Flippin It album art Barrio Brothers Feat. Onionz & Joeski Barrio Brothers Feat. Onionz & Joeski - Flippin It(12") Shaboom Records SHAB046 UK 2002 Sell This Version
Onionz - The Music album art Onionz, Tony* & Master D Onionz, Tony* & Master D - The Music Detour Recordings US 2002 Sell This Version
Onionz - Horns In My Cave album art Onionz Horns In My Cave Tango Recordings US 2002 Sell This Version
MZ:01 Onionz - Acid Chantz / Feel The Magic album art Onionz Acid Chantz / Feel The Magic(12") Moezee Muzik MZ:01 US 2002 Sell This Version
Onionz - Soulting / Fire album art Onionz Soulting / Fire Vibernt US 2003 Sell This Version
MiCasa006 Onionz Presents Chief Rocker Onionz Presents Chief Rocker - It's Your Love(12", Promo) Mi Casa MiCasa006 2003 Sell This Version
THR003 Onionz - Where'd Ya Go? album art Onionz Where'd Ya Go?(12") Tree House Recordings THR003 US 2003 Sell This Version
AGR 002 Onionz - The Brand EP album art Onionz The Brand EP(12", EP) African Groove Recordings AGR 002 France 2003 Sell This Version
THR001 Onionz - The Back Yard Chronicles EP album art Onionz The Back Yard Chronicles EP(12", EP) Tree House Recordings THR001 US 2003 Sell This Version