♬ Founder and resident DJ of the Wobble and OpenAir parties in NYC, and a former 2-year resident at Cielo, Arana has steadily built a reputation as one of the city's most dynamic DJs dropping tight sets of deep house, techno and electronica & moving dance floors with bending basslines, intricate layers and an uncompromising focus on musicality beyond the simple boom-boom.
Using a 3-channel setup and an aggressive mixing style, Arana's sets push into live-remix terrain through looping, effects and fader cuts, with sometimes surprising movements between bright/uplifty and dark/dirty extremes. Whatever labels are attached to his style, Arana has an uncanny ability to hear the harmonic, rhythmic and melodic elements which he knows will resonate with his audience to inspire authentic movement and feeling on the floor.
Arana honed his musical ear composing on classical guitar and playing in rock bands as a teen. After moving to NYC for law school, he fell in love with dance music, taught himself to DJ as he juggled life as a corporate lawyer, and then launched the first Wobble parties in 2004. Arana has shared the stage with Paul Ritch, Kaiserdisco, Reset Robot, Miguel Migs, Daniel Sanchez, Willie Graff, Grünbox, Sabb, AFFKT and Gene Farris, among others.