Omega, a good friend of ours at The EDM Network, recently had his music heard by 111 million people at the same time. That's right—111 million people. How, you might ask? He created the Denver Broncos' opening song for the 2013-2014 season, which was played as the team ran out during their Super Bowl introduction. It was a tremendous moment for dubstep music and dance music as a whole.
However, how did Omega come to produce such an important track for the top AFC football team? “The Broncos first connected with me through Nick Young, who is a manager at ThunderVision Creative Services, the audio/video production company for Sports Authority Field at Mile High,” says Omega. “Nick had been following me on Soundcloud, and contacted me initially to do a dubstep remix of the Close Encounters of The Third Kind theme, for the unveiling of the new video board and sound system at the 2013 4th of July fireworks show at the stadium. That first collaboration went really well, so they contacted me again with the idea for incorporating some dubstep into the Broncos opening song for the 2013 season.”
The decision by the Broncos to contact Omega to provide some dubstep for their opening song was a monumental one. Leading up to the season, the Broncos were the clear-cut favorite to win the AFC title. This meant that a lot of eyes would be on the team, which meant a lot of ears would hear Omega's music. The Broncos' choice was a clear win for dance music. Omega says, “I think that it's another example of the fact that dubstep (and electronic music in general) is here to stay, as a permanent and significant part of mainstream American culture. And, more specifically, I think it's a testament to the fierce mutual love between Denver and dubstep.”
The only downside to the whole situation is that Omega didn't receive a ton of attention for the huge track. He says, “ Even though on some level it was an insane amount of exposure, my work was really all behind the scenes and my name wasn't publicly attached to anything. It's definitely an amazing bit to put on my resume, and so far it does seem like a lot of new people are expressing interest in me.”