San Francisco-based Jay Ell has been sharing his organic blend of deep house, techno and progressive sounds for many moons. A proponent of the DJ as a storyteller, Jay Ell’s sets are thoughtful, intelligently programmed, and bring a sexy, mature element to dance music.
“Jay Ell is an example of a DJ who encompasses all the right things to be the best in his field, a good ear for sound, great taste and drive.”Dave Dresden (Gabriel & Dresden)
Jay Ell rose in popularity during Los Angeles’ burgeoning dance music scene of the early 2000s, playing regularly at renowned clubs such as Spundae, Liquified, Avalon, Giant, and others—opening for and performing alongside world-class DJs including John Digweed, Hector Romero, Anthony Pappa, Taylor, and other mainstays of dance music, along with many, many talented locals.
“His passion for growing as an artist is what truly sets him apart, and makes him a DJ to watch in the future.”Taylor (Ministry of Sound, Circle of 5ths)
From late 2005 until early 2018, Jay Ell was inactive and largely on hiatus from anything musically creative. But music was always resonating at the back of his mind, feeding back onto itself like a 16-bar build-up.