Ari El is a New York based DJ & record producer, flourishing with stately splendor while rising to the pinnacle of the New York music world. Ari El’s successful foundation is not based on a hit record or world tour, but rather on a beautiful ear, musical pedigree, & work ethic which has combined to create a personal experience for party goers throughout America & the world, replete with earthy, bass filled Techno, bone chillingly melodic vocals, & enervating vibes, leaving his crowds energized, & steeped with anticipation for the next opportunity to congregate around his sound.
Ari El’s brick by brick approach, with detailed exactitude, originated in the very city he has always called home, & with house music’s greatest sons, Danny Tenaglia & Victor Calderone, topping that list. To begin to make his name, Ari El sought out Atlanta’s milder climate, where his Odyssey party quickly became the signature underground experience. He began to play regularly at Atlanta’s most popular venues, such as OPRAH & WILDPITCH. In Atlanta, Ari El also had the distinct honor of working with DJ Pierre & Victor Calderone, while frequently flying home to play all over the city.
While Ari El’s affinity for Atlanta will never die, the time had come for new challenges, & Ari El moved his home base to South Beach. There Ari El played numerous gigs at iconic Club Space, Treehouse, & Heart, to list just a few. During this time, Ari El introduced many original productions & collaborations to the music world, on a variety of labels.
Subsequently, the time was right for Ari El to return home to NYC. Ari El has been treating the home crowds to his most recent & greatest party to date, Dark Vocals, his empirical blend of hard, organic techno beats combined with siren song. Ari El’s Dark Vocals party has gone off throughout the city, from NYC landmarks like Cielo, to awe inspiring Club Output’s main stage, rooftop, & Panther Room, even taking to the harbor, commandeering a Circle Line cruise with legendary producers & friends, Benny Soto & Mike Nervous. Dark Vocals 18 @ Club Space Ibiza-NY was a perfect way to launch Ari El & his fans toward a new year.
Ari El’s private stock includes hundreds of unreleased—NEVER to be released—personal productions which have helped lend to the stellar vibe & packed venues, with trademark intensity that keeps live crowds clamoring for more. This has been the case around the globe. Ari El regularly performs throughout South America & Canada, & has assaulted parties & special events, some of which include MUTE (Columbia), VERTIGO (Costa Rica), & Imagine Festival.
Ari El’s steady, methodical rise has seen him work with legendary innovators & iconic figures such as the aforementioned Victor Calderone & Danny Tenaglia, Chus & Ceballos, Saeed Younan, Oscar G & Satoshie Tomiie. Ari El’s productions have & distinct sound has appeared on illustrious labels like Unity Records—Ari El’s EP “Thrill” for Unity Records has been a weapon in the rotation for techno giants & pioneers such as Adam Beyer & Chris Liebing—Waveform Recordings, Descend Records, & LV Records, & Contrast Records, to name just some.
His latest production, a three track EP, “Smooth Operator” (yes THAT “Smooth Operator”—on which the vocal is performed by none other than Ari El himself), drops later this month on truly titanic Nervous Records.
For Ari El, always the best lies ahead. So he is very proud to introduce his latest labor of love, his very own record label—Dark Vocals—which will feature Ari El’s incredible sound as well as a diverse roster of rising talents who also embody the spirit & soul of the Dark Vocals brand, later in 2020.
And so we may now add label boss & mentor to Ari El’s already full, DJ, Producer & Techno Master resume. As always, the boss is hard at work.