DJ Eddie Elias
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Ever since Eddie Elias played his first professional gig in 2000, the New Jersey-based, Dominican-born DJ has been wowing audiences in New York City and around the country with his unique sound and masterful mixing. Deep, progressive grooves are the foundation upon which Eddie builds his sets; where he goes from there depends on the crowd and his remarkably keen instincts. Whether he’s dramatically layering an improbable number of tracks during a peak hour performance before a crowd of thousands or working a single favorite record with focused precision at a more intimate after-hours, a night on his dance floor is one that won’t soon be forgotten.
Eddie was first influenced during his early clubbing experiences in the 90s listening to the legendary DJ Junior Vasquez spin at Tunnel and Arena & Victor Calderone at Boylife and Roxy. Over the course of his professional career, he has cultivated a distinct sound and an innovative and ever-evolving mixing style. Pulling from across the house music spectrum, with a vast technical and emotional range, Eddie’s sets inspire extraordinary and often unexpected dance floor journeys. Following in the footsteps of his good friend and mentor, Victor Calderone, Eddie caught his first break spinning at private parties on Fire Island, where he played for many of the same people who helped launch Calderone’s career years earlier. He also met Ric Sena, an ambitious producer and promoter whose marathon events at Sound Factory were fast becoming the hottest ticket in town. Impressed by the young DJs performance, Sena invited Eddie to spin a set at one of his now-legendary Alegria parties. Other dates followed, and when the party later moved to Crobar — one of the largest and most popular nightclubs in Manhattan — Sena brought Eddie along and offered him a residency that continues today. Venerable New York promoter John Blair has also tapped Eddie’s immense talent to helm his immortal Saturday night soiree at Roxy, the crown jewel and long-reigning king of Manhattan’s weekly dance scene.
Eddie also bears the notable distinction of having played the very last party at the storied Pavilion nightclub on Fire Island, the very space where he landed his first professional DJ gig back in 2000. He has also traveled the country from coast to coast playing a wide array of venues & Parties, like Alegria NYC, Roseland Black Party 2009 Winter Party, White Party Miami Fl, Cherry Festival Washington D.C, Club Parking Montreal Canada, The End Up & Mezzanine in San Francisco, Club Five in Washington DC, Greenhouse NYC , Quo NYC, Sound Factory NYC, Roxy NYC, Stereo NYC, Crobar NYC, Cielo NYC , Hydrate Chicago, Avalon & Roxy in Boston, Voyeur Philly , Krome Tampa, Score Bar, Space Nightclub and Twilo in Miami and Paramount Crown & Anchor in Province town .
Always looking to expand his international exposure, Eddie’s adventures abroad include playing Rio, Brasilia Brazil & and Sofia Bulgaria, Bogota Colombia and Dominican Republic, To Name a Few.
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