Sign In for your personalized experience!
DJ EDDIE ELIAS
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. 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 DJ’s 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.
Hilton Wollman is another influential party broker who took a chance on Eddie early in his career, inviting him to spin at Salvation in South Beach in 2001. Rave reviews prompted several return engagements, including a career-defining after-hours set during Winter Party weekend that catapulted the rookie DJ from little known peripheral player to major marquee status. Eddie will return to South Florida in March 2007 for another Winter Party gig, this time at the enormous Club Space in downtown Miami.
He has also traveled the country from coast to coast playing a wide array of venues, like Parking Montreal, TheEndUp & Mezzanine in San Francisco, Club Five in Washinton D.C, Roseland NY Black Party 2009, Roxy Nyc, Stereo Nyc, Crobar Nyc, Hydrate Chicago, Avalon, Roxy, & Rise in Boston, Voyeur Philly , Krome Tampa, ScoreBar, Space, and Twilo in Miami, Paramount Crown & Anchor in Provincetown . Always looking to expand his international exposure, Eddie’s adventures abroad include playing Rio Brazil, Sofia Bulgaria, Bogota Colombia, and Dominican Republic other exciting dates are in currently in the works.