As it would have been written beforehand, Ariel started to gain interest for music since he was 10 years old, when he got his first keyboard. Since that moment, he grew his devotion constantly, learning also to play guitar and percussions. His first musical influences were Dub & Reggae, listening to artists such as Bob Marley, Horace Andy, King Tubby, Mad Professor among many others.
Since year 2000, he got interested in House & Techno music listening to a big variety of records and learning from rising artists who came booming from the London wave like Nathan Coles, Terry Francis and Eddie Richards, and after these ones, legends like Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Carl Craig, Robert Hood and Jeff Mills.
Ariel remembers: “There have been countless evenings and nights that i´ve spent listening to music at home mixing and re-mixing all the records I bought or received”
Thanx to the time and effort he had dedicated to it, the first live performances began to show up, gaining his first residence at the beach disco “Pueblo Limite” in Villa Gesell, achieving a very important jump in his career, and from that moment on, he has taken his sound continuously to the most important clubs in Argentina, such as Pacha, Mint, Big One, Bahrein, Cocoliche, Shamrock and in festivals like South American Music Conference 2008 and 2009 editions, and on the outside, in cities from Uruguay and Colombia.
Ariel is also mentor of Unique and Blow parties, two from the most important from his country, in which he was able to share stage with artists such as Marco Carola, Paco Osuna, Paul Ritch, Joseph Capriati, Phonique, Matthias Tanzmann, Simon Baker, Camea, Martin Eyerer, Alexi Delano, Alex Under among others.
In his live performances mainly wander Instrumental dub, House, Jazz and Techno accompanied by surrounding basses and a hypnotic and unique groove rhythm.
His works were edited in labels like Monique, Unlock Recordings, Be Real, Pura Music among others, receiving support of Loco Dice, Mathias Kaden, Nick Curly, Paco Osuna, Alex Under, Someone Else, Barem, Matteo Spedicati, Guy Gerber, Matthias Meyer, Luciano Esse, 2000 and one, Davide Squillace, Joseph Capriati, The Littlemen.
Currently he continues working and showing total commitment with music, preparing a lot of tracks that we will glimpse at the course of time, because, as he says "This love will never end."
Ariel Rodz’s tracks