Born and raised in New York City, started his journey through vinyl at 15 years old. Given his first pair of turntables from a family friend, DJ Ekses eagerly began working on emulating the likes of the late DJ AM. Hours upon hours of studying the infamous “Wonderwall” routine, Live Power 106 (Los Angeles) on-air mixes, and many others, Adam Goldstein inspired the young DJ in a tremendous way. Ekses sought to emulate the professionals and not pursue the glamour life often associated with being a “DJ.” It was all about the music and the technique behind it. Starting young and setting off on the right path has allowed Ekses a credible amount of success thus far in his career.
Fast forward to present-day, 6 years later, Ekses travels a great deal to bring the DJ Ekses name and brand to the masses. Working across the Tri-State area, Ekses has sought to take every opportunity available to him. Dutifully working to bring his music to the masses, Ekses eagerly seeks to make a name for himself at home in the Big Apple.
Having already worked at an extensive amount in the New York City nightlife, Ekses hopes to continue his success for many years to come. Such venues thus far include Polar Lounge, La Pomme, EVR, District 36, La Vie, Greenhouse, Kiss & Fly, Hudson Terrace, RDV, Skyroom, Times Square Terrace, XVI Rooftop, and the XL Lounge located in Newark, NJ. For 2 years, Ekses maintained a weekly residency on Thursday nights at Orient located in Poughkeepsie, NY. At Orient, DJ Ekses spun alongside some of the top names in the business, including Ted the Dillinger, DJ Kue & Mr. Vince of the world-famous Vynil Squad, as well as the Hudson Valley’s finest and residents of Pacha NYC, DJ Cire and Vic Alam. Having been featured amongst such renowned and professional talent, Ekses’ accolades holds true testament to his talent.
Outside of the nightclub scene, Ekses holds a recognizable presence in the online DJ community as well. His remixes, bootlegs, and his mixtape series, Bass Invasion, have been featured on such sites as FratMusic.com , ClubDanceMixes, ThisSongisSick, AV8 Records, Crack4DJ’s, and YourRemix, amongst many others. Additionally, he is a sponsored artist of ProtectTheHouse.Com.
Ekses has had a great deal of work with corporate sponsors as well. In the winter of 2011, Ekses was presented the opportunity to compete in a competition amongst other DJ’s in the Hudson Valley area. Had only been given only 10 minutes to perform the best set possible to be judged upon, Ekses had won the opportunity to be featured on Sirius XM for a half hour guest set on Channel 16, The Blend (Live set one the page)
In 2012, Ekses continued to develop his network and corporate clientele. Red Bull approached Ekses , recognizing him as one of the upcoming pioneers of the Hudson Valley nightlife, and asked him to host a DJ competition seeking out other young and ambitious DJ’s trying to find their break into the industry in the New Paltz area of New York. Always eager to recognize new talent and build relationships with other musicians in the field, Ekses gladly took on the opportunity. Towards the latter end of the spring semester,
In 2012, Ekses was featured on stage alongside the ever-popular Coyote Kisses and the growing Dubstep leaders, RKTR. With more dates to follow including NYC and other venues located up and down the East Coast, Ekses hopes to continue to rocking crowds that have been in upwards of 750-1200 people in attendance.
The party doesn’t stop there, DJ Ekses holds a building resume of celebrity clientele. Having already spun for Mac Miller’s after party, following a stellar showcase concert, and being featured on stage alongside Mike Posner and Hoodie Allen, Ekses aspires to build his networks with the likes of more stars.
With such clothing endorsements as B:Uniq, ForeverUS, and Ecsquisite, Ekses looks to leave no stone unturned and makes it his duty to explore all outlets available in order to further progress the DJ Ekses brand and image to all audiences, whether it be rugged streetwear or the lush and luxiourious appeal often accredited to the culture of New York City.
Most recently, Ekses was given the opportunity to headline in Florence, Italy at the world renowned Space Discoteca on three different occasions in the Fall of 2012.
Always ready to meet new people and collaborate, shoot him an email @ DJEKSES@yahoo.com