Friday 1st December: Brown Alley, Melbourne
Saturday 2nd December: The Grand Poobah, Hobart
Sunday 3rd December: Subsonic Festival, Sydney
There is no denying that right now Ryan Elliott is smoking hot techno property. Last year we were treated to the Detroit-born, Berlin-based dance enthusiast at one of Melbourne’s highly praised Piknic Electronik’s and then again at Dimensions Festival in Sydney. This year Ryan will play smalltown in Melbourne, The Grand Poobah in Hobart and Subsionic festival in Sydney.
Ryan Elliott’s touring schedule doesn’t look too dissimilar to some of the leading DJs on the globe: he’s playing seventeen shows across September and October at a number of the world’s leading venues that include Fabric, Berghain, DGTL ADE, Sub Club and many more. Known to many as a ‘DJs DJ’ and a ‘true apprentice of a pure art form’, you can always expect a spectacle when Ryan Elliott is selecting the music for your day and/or night
Listen to Ryan Elliott at DGTL São Paulo
“Most of all, what comes from the speakers, it has to be the right track at the right moment and it has to be played in the right way.” Nobody knows this better than Detroit’s Ryan Elliott, his reputation as DJ, remixer and member Of the Spectral Sound A & R team has steadily grown behind the records for more than ten years, and has also been described as a ‘DJ’s DJ’ and a ‘true apprentice of a pure art form’. You do not get that kind of reputation, and Ellliott has earned it in every respect.
Influenced by the labels of his home town (Axis, Purpose Maker, M Plant and UR) and other international names such as Perlon, Playhouse and Kompakt, Ryan strongly refers to the application and function of the kick drum.
After Residencies in Ann Arbor’s Goodnight Gracies and Detroits Shelter, Elliott began to play international clubfloors. From New York’s Guggenheim Museum to Barcelona’s sonar, Ryan always tailors his sets to the exact requirements, not least with the help of his huge plate collection. In 2009, he moved to Berlin to devote himself more intensively to DJing, his productions and the management of the Spectral Sound Roster. “At first glance, Berlin and Detroit look different, but there is the same feeling, not only in terms of music, both cities have their edges and an honest heart,” says Ryan.
He has remained faithful to his style, bass-driven techno, reduced to the essence and conscientiously tuned to bring the audience to their senses. Now is the right time, here are the right tracks and Ryan Elliott is right where he should be.