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NYC | Philadelphia l Chicago
Razor -N- Tape l Deep & Disco
Afternoon Delight l Do You Wanna Boogie?
Aaron’s versatility as a DJ, promoter and label owner have kept him at the forefront of underground house music since 1994. On the decks, he crafts deep, soulful, funky, spacey sets that take audiences on an aural journey. As a label owner and A&R director, Aaron embraces tracks steeped in the classic 90s house vein as well as grooves of the cosmic disco sort as well as the occasional Disco & Boogie edit. In whichever realm he works, the Brooklyn-bred artist intertwines a soulful commonality into his electronic sound. Its house music understood on all levels.
Aaron began his career in the heyday of the 90's NYC rave & club scene and spent his formative years promoting famed New York Clubs Tunnel, Twilo, Vinyl and Limelight. Eventually, he relocated to Philadelphia, where he began regularly DJing & producing events at local and regional clubs. Throughout his time in Philadelphia, Aaron laid the proverbial house music soundtrack to weekly crowds and eventually came to co-create the Sundae brand alongside Lee Jones & DJ Dirty. Sundae, one of Philly's longest running, ongoing, and prolific house event brands, has become a "must play" stop for artists such as Hector Romero, Louie Vega, The Revenge, and Kenny Dope as well as hometown heroes like Josh Wink, Questlove of the Legendary Roots crew, King Britt, and Rich Medina.
In early 2004, Aaron translated the success of his promotional career into the launch of a new music label, Dae Recordings. Unlike his own, self-branded style of “electronic soul,” Aaron signed on house tracks rooted deeper in uptempo grooves. “It’s gotta be funky,” he said on signing tracks for his Dae imprint. After a twenty release stint featuring house heavyweights like Derrick Carter, Onionz, Johnny Fiasco, Greenskeepers, Julius Papp, Manuel Tur, Miles Maeda, and Schmoov!, Dae still continues to garner massive support from industry tastemakers worldwide and was most recently featured on Defected’s House Masters: Derrick Carter compilation.
In 2005, Aaron deepened his own music career by relocating to Chicago. Producing and performing in the House music epicenter pushed both Aaron and Dae Recordings further into the forefront of the music scene, sharing the stage with Chicago classics like Mark Farina, Derrick L. Carter, Glenn Underground, Mark Grant, Terry Hunter, Ron Carroll, and Diz. In addition to dropping his sound on audiences, he continued promoting events across the country. At Miami’s annual Winter Music Conference, Aaron successfully hosted “Floatin’” for two consecutive years. The sold-out luxury yacht vessel carried 300-plus party-goers and featured 3 separate rooms of live DJs. His current outdoor daytime events at WMC and the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Afternoon Delight, Do You Wanna Boogie?, and Now In Stereo, have been rated by Mixmag in the top 5 daytime parties (alongside massives like Ultra) and are considered to be some of the year's most anticipated events. From Lovebirds, Vincenzo, and Crazy P to Marques Wyatt, John Morales, and Dj Spinna, Aaron has continued to push the creative envelope within his events whilst always paying homage to those who laid the groundwork.
While Aaron draws influence from the classic likes of Masters At Work, Todd Terry and Joey Negro, he also infuses elements of electronic soul. Artists such as Crazy P, Spirit Catcher, Hot Toddy and Lovebirds have all defined an aspect of his playing style. The result is a deep house blend of disco, funk, soul and outer space.
In 2010, Aaron relocated back to "The Big Apple" and focused his attentions towards a slew of new event productions as well as launching the new Razor –N- Tape edits label with, former Tortured Soul bassist turned current Escort bassist: JKriv. Thus far, RNT has enjoyed breakout success with releases by Brooklyn’s Deep&Disco aka JKriv, Australia’s Late Nite Tuff Guy, Chicago’s Only Children, New Zealand's Hit It & Quite right hand man Frank Booker and most recently enlisted Japanese pianist/producer Kan Sano for an exclusive 7" release on Record Store Day. After the early success of RNT, JKriv felt it imperative to bring Aaron into the Deep&Disco imprint fold where he currently holds down A&R and label management duties.
Special Opening Set by DOUG BURKHART (Grand Poo-Bas, Spy Bar, Twist, Groovee, Trilogy)
Doors & music at 10:00 pm!
$10 Cover / 21+
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